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Sistema U-Bahn de Bostoner- we call on the siteo "T"- and theeasier and cheaperanother way of getting around the city other than walking.

It can also be the mostfrustrating.

take trainsoverfilled,and sometimesdiscrimination.

the service can beless frequentlyoff-peak and on weekends less than you would like. And the last trains leave the station after midnight.

A fast and violent snowstormbrings aboveground portions of the tee to astop. severe winter weather- a nearly annual event in Boston - brings the subway system to astop.Besides... well, a lot of other things.

It's inGreen Line-which uses trams, not trains- isnotoriously slow.

Boston's subway system dates back to1897,do it foroldest in the United States.After driving, this fact will not surprise you.

Compared to newer subway systems in other US cities and around the world, ours isdownright poor.

But if you visit Boston you can (usually) findmuch to loveabout moving on the T.

Featured photo: The T Red Line crossing Storrow Drive en route to Cambridge

So why take the Boston subway?

Despite the peculiarities and shortcomings of T,reasons to use itFor transportation, the downsides far outweigh the downsides:

  • You couldeasy to reachthe majorityTourist attractions by T
  • By taking the subway (and perhaps the water taxis) you avoid the hassle and significant expense associated with driving across the city.
  • T es from bostonrelatively cheapcompared to the subway in other US cities like Washington DC (although it is much more expensive than some major international cities like Paris).
  • That's itpretty fastcompared to driving a car (unless on the Green Line)
  • when you get to bostonlogan Airport,The T is the fastest and cheapest way to get into the city (assuming you can handle your luggage).
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Basics: Boston Subway Basics

Who runs Boston?¿Subterraneo?

Boston Metropolitan Transit Authority (MBTA). The MBTA system also includes local trains, buses, and ferries.

Subway Basics

Number of lines:5

T line names:Green (5 branches), Red (2 branches), Blue, Orange, Silver (2 branches)

Opening hours:Varies by line and season. The first trip is usually between 5:00 and 6:00 and the last is usually between 12:20 and 12:50, so it is better to leave between 12:15 and 12:30, if not you have to change trains, and even sooner if you do.

Metro tickets and fares

types of tickets

  • charlie card- Multipurpose plastic credit card; You can update it as needed; expires after 10 years
  • billet charlie- paper ticket; You can update it as needed; expires after 90 days

You can buy Charlie Cards from ticket machines at most stations and Charlie Tickets from ticket machines at all stations.

You can also pay for your trip inMoneyboarding the Green Line T buses and trams.

Rates per trip (1 route)

  • Charlie Card (multipurpose card with stored value in plastic), Charlie Ticket (paper ticket; can also add value but expires in 90 days), Cash: $2.40
  • Local bus with Charlie Ticket, Charlie Card or cash: $1.70
  • Boston Logan Airport Terminals to South Station (and layovers) via SL1: Free (more informationunder)

Your subway ticket price includes free transfers to any local bus, Silver Line, or other subway within two hours of your original trip.

Unlimited countries ("LinkPass")

A LinkPass is not a separate type of Pass. Rather, it is the added value of a plastic CharlieCard or paper CharlieTicket. In other words, you must have a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket before you can add a LinkPass. Confused? Yes actually.

But the most important thing to know: These passes can save you money if you drive the T a lot during their validity period.

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  • 1 es:11 $
  • 7 diameters:$ 22,50
  • A mes:90 $

The passes also offer some bonuses:

  • Put your pass on a Charlie Card and get unlimited rides on the subway (including SilverLine) and buses for a 24-hour period
  • Put your pass in a CharlieTicket and get unlimited rides on the subway (including SilverLine) and buses for a 24-hour period - PLUS, also valid on Zone 1A commuter rail, the Charlestown Ferry and the East Boston Ferry

Other fee options:Watch theMBTA website, prizes and giftsABS

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The Best Ticketing and LinkPass Options for Boston Visitors

Figuring out which type of T or LinkPass ticket will give you the most value for the cheapest price depends on how long you'll stay in Boston, how long you expect to use the T, and whether you're likely to return. In these examples, "1 trip" means a round trip, not a round trip.

If you're only in Boston for a day...

If you plan to make 4 trips or less, recharge your card or ticketCharlie-Tickets.The card expires in 90 days, so don't buy more than you need unless you know you'll be back before the card expires.

If you plan to take 5 or more one-way trips in a day, you can save by buying one1 day shuttle pass.

If you are staying in Boston for 2 days or more and expect to make 9 or more trips during your stay, you can save money by purchasing one1 week link pass.

From Logan Airport to the Boston subway on

To get from Logan Airport to Boston by T (subway), you have two options:

  • The Silver Line SL1 bus- Hop on for FREE at any of the Logan terminals and ride the SL1 to any of the stops in the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood or to South Station, where you can transfer to the Red Line. The trip from Logan Terminal E to the South Station takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. From South Station, you can take the Red Line to downtown, Boston Common, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Cambridge destinations like MIT and Harvard.
  • the blue line- Board a free Masport bus (lines 22, 33 or 55 for the MBTA Blue Line) in front of their terminal and travel to the airport train station. Buy a Charlie ticket at the station and get on the Blue Line. The Blue Line connects the Green Line (Boston Common, Fenway Park, Back Bay, Longwood Medical Area, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, Brookline, Newton) at Government Center and the Orange Line (Downtown, North Station, Back Bay) at the State Street station.

Alternatively, remember that you can also make one.Wassertaxifrom Logan to points along the coast (North End, Downtown, South Boston Waterfront, Charlestown) or by ground taxi.

The T is the cheapest option if you can bring your own luggage, the water taxi is the most scenic and usually the fastest, and a land taxi is the most convenient option if you have more luggage than you can carry.

From Logan Airport to the Cruise Port by Subway

Board the FREE Silver Line SL1 bus at any of the Logan terminals and travel to the Silver Line Way stop. Disembark and take the SL2 bus bound for Flynn Cruise Terminal (Black Falcon). When boarding the SL2 bus, you must purchase a Charlie ticket on board.

Alternatively, remember that you can also make one.Wassertaxior a land taxi from Logan to the cruise port.

How to buy Charlie Tickets, Charlie Cards and LinkPasses

Underground T stations are full serviceticket machinesHere you can buy Charlie Tickets, add LinkPasses to your CharlieTicket or CharlieCard, and add credit to your Charlie Prepaid Card.

The airport and bus terminals have limited-use ticket offices. You can use it to pay for your ticket, purchase a stored value CharlieTicket, and add stored value to a CharlieCard.

CheckMBTA websiteFor more information.

Boston Subway Map: Plus What You Need to Know About Each Line

The five color-coded lines of the T- Red, Green, Orange, Blue, and Silver: Serves many (but not all) Boston boroughs, as well as parts of Cambridge, Somerville, Revere, Malden, Brookline, Newton, Milton, and Quincy.

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As you can see, the west end is theThe Green Line has several branches(B,C,D,E - that's right, not A - don't ask - but E has an east and west branch) and the southern end of the Red Line has 2 branches (Mattapan and Braintree). If you take any of the branches, be sure to check the sign in front of the first car to verify the destination. The Green Line can be particularly confusing, with Lines B, C, D and E branching off at different points.

the silver lineThe Boston subway consists of 2 sections, each with 2 lines.

One segment (SL1 and SL2) provides service from the South Station to Logan Airport (SL1) and from the South Station to various points in South Boston, includingCruise Port Terminalis inContemporary Art Institute(SL2).

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Because the SL1 and SL2 buses travel both underground and above ground, the MBTA classifies them as part of the underground system. Most Bostonians call them buses because that's what they are.

The other two sections of the Silver Line (SL 4 and SL5; and no, there's no SL 3) use only surface roads, and are considered part of the bus system by the MBTA, which makes sense. The SL 4 and SL 5 lines operate between South Station and Dudley Square in Roxbury, traveling along Washington Street in the South End.

All other Boston subway lines have themabove ground stations.As you can imagine, this slows down the trains, especially the Green Line, when cars and pedestrians cross the tracks in front of them.

Only the red, orange and blue lines have cars classified asTrains.

The Green Line hascars, sometimes referred to as "light rail", but are really just vintage streetcars.

The silver line usedRegular buses and bi-fuel buses (diesel and electric).

For the most part, the Boston subway system is very efficient, barring glitches or other delays. Above ground sections of the route are particularly prone to problems during the winter, when heavy or rapid snow accumulation can make the routes impassable.

While the MBTA is usually fast enough to dig the rails, service is delayed or disrupted. The T can't handle extreme conditions, as anyone who relies on public transportation during Boston's most extreme winters can attest, which, thankfully, doesn't happen every year.

T Curiosities:

  • The new T stations are in Somerville on the Green Line; are: East Somerville, Gilman Square, Magoun Square, Bell Square and Medford/Tuftson on the main line and Union Square at the "E" junction, and operate on existing commuter trains
  • Only 26 of the 145 stations on the T are underground.
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More ways to explore Boston

Where to find MBTA card and information online

You can access the MBTA map and related information about the subway system online at:mbta card

This link will take you to the same subway map you see above, which you can use to see more details.

click notmbta card🇧🇷 See the tab marked above"Interactive roadmap"?Click on it, zoom in and you will get a street map. Find a specific address or neighborhood and you can find the nearest subway, bus, and other public transportation.

if you needprint a card,In the upper right corner you will find links to PDF (printable) versions.

find them nowcolored barslabeled "Red Line," "Orange Line," and so on near the top-right corner. Click on it to see the details of each row.

If you're visiting Boston from another country, you may be used to the fact that the subway, trains, and buses arrive and depart on a scheduled basis.Note that bSchedule compliance has no place here.

Boston subway timetables are only useful for showing approximate service start and end times and intervals between stops, except for other things like traffic safety.

Since there may be delays and changes of various kinds, the details of theThe hours don't make sense..

Wantstation specific information?Click on a station on the route map and you'll find connecting bus routes, information on how to get there, as well as parking availability and costs.

The only thing missing is a description of the public art and really cool artists found in and around some stations.

If you need accessibility, consider thisSome stations are still unreachable.

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Even if a station appears accessible, you must confirm its current status. Click the Service Alerts link that says "Click here to view all service alerts." When the Service Alerts page appears, click the Elevators, Escalators, Elevators tab at the top to access real-time status.

You will also find detailed information there.subway mapsat various points in all T-Bahn stations and near bus stops on Silver Line routes.

The best things to know about the Boston T

Boston Subway Schedule

Opening hours vary slightly depending on the line. Morning departure time is just before 5am. m. and the last night out time (actually early in the morning) is around 12 p.m. m. until just before 1 p.m. m.

is enlace afrequency plan Tprovides an overview and "peak" and "off-peak" times for each line, as well as scheduled intervals between trains for different times of the day.

Like the schedules for each line, the frequency plan isn't necessarily exact, but it will give you a general idea of ​​what to expect, especially if you plan to use the T on weekends when service is poor on some lines.

Advice:If you plan to enjoy Boston's nightlife and then head back to your hotel on the T, keep in mind that bars can stay open until 2 p.m. m. Even on Fridays and Saturdays, your last drink should be a few hours before midnight. Last call to give you time to get to the train station. 🇧🇷 🇧🇷 unless you want to call a taxi. Yes, that means you go home while the bars are still open. Think of Boston as"The city that sleeps".

entrance meter vs. output meter: what's the difference?

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Walk to any Boston subway station and you will see signs and hear announcements for "Inbound" and "Outbound" service. You can logically deduce that the trains going to downtown Boston are "inbound" and the outbound trains are "outbound."

That's more or less correct, but since there isn't a central station where all the lines converge, the switch from going to going happens where another line intersects the line you're on:

  • Green Line and Blue Line:In the direction of the government center (crossing the green and blue lines) is the entrance; far is the exit
  • Red line:In the direction of Park Street (crossing the Green Line) is the entrance; far is the exit
  • orange line:Toward Downtown Crossing (Red Line Crossing) is in: Far is out
  • silver line:In the direction of Südbahnhof (crossing the red line) is the entrance; far is the exit

Confused? Don't worry... even born and bred Bostonians find this hard to understand.

Your best strategy? Look closely at the sign on the front car to see the train's destination.

How do I know if a subway is arriving or leaving? Pay attention to the entrance signs!

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Another very important fact to remember when entering a station is that not all entrances give you access to the exit and entrance platforms (although most do).

So you should look carefully at the station sign before entering to make sure you can access the platforms in the direction you want.

For example, this photo (left) of one of the entrances to the Kendall station leads ONLY to the exit tracks that lead to the Alewife station at the end of the red line in Cambridge.

If you want to drive into downtown Boston, you'll have to look around and find an entrance or an in-and-out exit.

Also some entries are not real.beginning- they are just exits, which means you can't reach the rails in either direction.

If that sounds confusing, remember that the Boston subway system is old. Not everything makes sense.

Potentially scary things about T that you can (usually) safely ignore

  • rocking and screaming- Hey, the T is really old... it's a little, um, quirky. So if you're new to the Boston subway, don't be intimidated by a less-than-smooth ride. Vibrations are normal, loud screeching noises are normal... You get the point.
  • Unexplained stops between stations- Usually nothing to worry about... it usually happens for unknown reasons. Recently, though, an Orange Line train was forced to stop after catching fire while crossing a bridge over the Mystic River, forcing passengers out of windows. The good news is that all the bad publicity from this incident resulted in some immediate emergency repairs and upgrades that could otherwise take years.
  • Furry creatures with long tails walk the tracks- The good news is that they usually stay level with the track and usually don't go up to the platform you're waiting on. You probably don't even like people. More good news... some of them are rats, not rats, although it is true that most are rats. They are fun to watch when you have to wait a long time. If they make you nervous, repeat "They never get past clue level" until you believe them.
    Memory . 🇧🇷 🇧🇷"They never get above track level."
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Getting Around in Boston

  • U-Bahn de Boston
  • Trolley tourist bus
  • Walks in the autumn leaves
  • water taxis
  • airport water taxi
  • Luggage Storage - Airport
  • Boston Bike Tours
  • Learn more about getting around Boston
  • Ferry from Provincetown
  • Bus Boston - New York
  • parks in boston
  • Luggage Storage - Cruise Port
  • Boston Shared Parking Garage
  • Patriot Train for Gillette Stadium
  • Rolling Home Park near Boston
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Boston Subway FAQ

Here are the answers to somefrequent questionsWhat the Boston Discovery Guide says about T:

Can you take your pet to the tee?

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Yes, with some restrictions.

During "rush hours," when traffic is busiest, you can take what the MBTA calls "small pets" away from the exits in lap-sized containers.

Off-peak hours, you may bring off-duty dogs at the discretion of the T operators.

Dogs must be on a leash and not disturb other passengers or occupy seats.

The good-natured cutie in this photo taken on the Green Line seemed to enjoy carrying her shopping bag and quite entertained the other passengers, some of whom made loud kissing noises to get her attention.

The T always welcomes service animals.

Visit the MBTA website for complete pet policy detailsMBTA website.and definition ofPeak and valley hours of each line.

Can you get your bike up the T?

The short answer is yes, off-peak, except on the Green Line and the Mattapan Trolley, where they are never allowed due to crowds.

They may also be prohibited during Boston holidays and special events such as St. Patrick's Day, Marathon Monday, and the 4th of July. They are also likely to be banned if there are special conditions or unusual crowds.

Bicycles are also prohibited at several stations (Park Street, Downtown Crossing, Government Center) due to congestion and very narrow platforms, sidewalks and aisles. Trust me, you don't want to be biking in some of these areas.

However, if you have a folding bike, it is allowed on all lines and at any time of the year as long as it is fully folded.

There are a number of additional restrictions that you should reviewMBTA Bicycle Policiescarefully. The policy seems to be evolving rapidly as more and more people use bikes for transportation and T finds ways to accommodate them, so please check the MBTA policy regularly for updates.

You'll find bike racks at around 95% of all MBTA locations, a big change from just a few years ago, and many have secure bike cages.

Questions and answers about the Boston subway system

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How to pay for t Boston? ›

Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Some locations also accept EBT cards. At select stores throughout Greater Boston and Providence, you can get a CharlieCard and load it with cash value or a pass. You can also add passes to a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket you already have.

Is there an app for the T in Boston? ›

With the mTicket app, your smartphone is your ticket! Buy and redeem Commuter Rail tickets and passes, view schedules and service alerts, and quickly contact Customer Support.

How much is the T train in Boston? ›

To ride the T, you need to purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket. These can be purchased at most subway stations at vending machines and at select convenience stores. The basic fare is $2.90 with a CharlieTicket or $2.40 if you have a Charlie Card.

What time does the Boston t stop running? ›

When does the T run? How often? Hours of operation vary, but most bus and train service starts around 5 AM and ends around 1 AM. There is no late-night or overnight train service in Boston, though some bus service starts as early (or as late!) as 3:30 AM.

Can I pay cash on the MBTA? ›

On Board the Bus

You can pay your fare in cash onboard all MBTA buses. You can also add up to $20 in cash value to a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at onboard fare boxes.

Is the Boston t free on weekends? ›

Enjoy unlimited travel on the Commuter Rail for just $10.00 every weekend. Passes are valid on all lines and zones, Saturdays and Sundays.

Do I have to wear a mask on the T in Boston? ›

Riders are no longer required to wear a mask while on the T, except for on The RIDE. The MBTA continues to follow CDC guidelines in encouraging people to wear face masks on public transit.

Is the T free from the airport in Boston? ›

Service from Logan Airport is always free. If you're headed to Logan Airport, transfers from the Red Line to the SL1 are also free. Connect to the Blue Line at Airport Station via the free Massport Shuttle, which picks up and drops off at every terminal at Logan Airport.

Is the T line free Boston? ›

The cost of a one-way trip is $2.40 with a Charlie Card, a Charlie Ticket, or Cash. Charlie Tickets are available at every stop using a self-serve machine. Charlie Cards can be picked up at the Downtown Crossing MBTA and can be reloaded. The fare includes a free transfer to the buses.

How fast does the T train go in Boston? ›

MBTA Commuter Rail
System length398 mi (641 km)
Track gauge4 ft 81⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Top speed79 mph (127 km/h)
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How reliable is the T in Boston? ›

Bus service reliability is usually around 65-70 percent. Commuter rail service reliability usually hovers around or just under 90 percent. Subway reliability is typically the highest rated of all three and is usually at or above 90 percent.

How fast does the T go in Boston? ›

Currently, the maximum speed on most of the line is 60 mph. The MBTA recently increased the limit to 79 mph in places where track has been upgraded, but Johnson said most of the line can support 90 mph and some segments are straight enough for 100.

How early does the T start running in Boston? ›

Most trains run between about 5 AM and 1 AM, and some lines have service as late at 1:50 AM. Service runs more frequently during rush hour, between 6:30 AM – 9 AM and 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM on weekdays. Where can I find subway schedules?

Can you take the T to Fenway? ›

Whether you're headed to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game, a concert, or one of the many events hosted at this historic baseball park every year, the T can get you there—and help you avoid traffic. It can get crowded on game days, so be sure to plan ahead.

Can you drink on the T in Boston? ›

Please be considerate and avoid eating or drinking on MBTA vehicles and in stations.

Can you pay with debit card on MBTA? ›

Credit and debit cards are accepted. You can purchase one-way, round trip, and monthly Commuter Rail passes for all zones at ticket booths at: North Station.

Can I use my phone to pay for the T Boston? ›

Tap and board at any door with a fare card, smartphone, or contactless credit card. Reload using cash or credit card at vending machines at all stations and some bus stops.

Can you use a CharlieCard for more than one person? ›

Can I pay for more than 1 person using the same CharlieCard or CharlieTicket? Yes, if you use stored value (pay as you go) on a CharlieCard. You can pay for up to 4 one-way fares at once using a single CharlieCard at the same station.

What to do if you only have a day in Boston? ›

How to best spend 24 hours in Boston
  1. Discover the classic beauty of Beacon Hill.
  2. Wander through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common.
  3. Walk along the historic Freedom Trail.
  4. Visit the Granary Burying Ground.
  5. Experience the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.
  6. Step back in time at the Old State House Museum.
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Are all Boston meters free after 8? ›

Metered Parking in Boston is Free after 8 p.m and before 8 a.m. Metered parking is only enforced during the day, so you should be able to park for free in a metered spot overnight. Make sure your spot is metered, not residential, before parking at 8 p.m.

Is Boston parking free after 6pm? ›

Free Downtown Parking

The downtown area also offers lots of metered street parking, meaning those spaces are free after 8 PM and before 8 AM. You're also able to park in commercial spaces after the business has closed. Check out this map to find out which streets offer free parking in downtown Boston.

Do u need a Covid test to go to Boston? ›

COVID test is not required when arriving in the US. All arrivals to Massachusetts, including citizens and residents, are recommended to present a negative PCR test upon arrival. Vaccinated arrivals from any country can enter as tourists.

Who qualifies for the ride in Massachusetts? ›

Getting Started with The RIDE

People who have a disability (temporary or permanent) that prevents them from using fixed-route public transit are eligible for The RIDE. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply with the Mobility Center.

Is Massachusetts mask free? ›

“Based on our nation-leading vaccination efforts, DPH now recommends that Massachusetts residents have the option to make a personal choice about wearing a mask or face covering in indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.”

How do I get out of Logan Airport without paying toll? ›

Take the Chelsea Street Bridge from Route 145 out of the airport. Then cut through the industrial blight and get to Route 99, where you'll take the Malden Bridge to freedom. It's a bit out of the way if you live in Boston, but actually quite direct if you live in Cambridge or north.

How do I get from downtown Boston to the airport? ›

To the Airport: Take the Blue Line to Airport Station>Transfer to the free Massport shuttle bus to all terminals. Alt: Commuter Rail to North Station> Orange Line to State Street Station>Transfer to the Blue Line to Airport Station>Free Massport shuttle bus to all terminals.

Which train station in Boston is closest to airport? ›

Two Amtrak stations are less than a 10-minute drive from Boston Logan Airport: North Station and South Station. North Station trains head north only with a final destination in Maine. South Station trains travel along the coast to Virginia.

How much is the T from Boston to Salem? ›

A standard one-way ticket costs $8.00, and the ride takes about 30 minutes. Salem Station is on the Newburyport/Rockport Line.

Does the T go underground in Boston? ›

The newest T stations are in Somerville on the Green Line; they are: East Somerviille, Gilman Square, Magoun Square, Bell Square, and Medford/Tufts on the main line, and Union Square on the "E" branch, and they run on existing commuter rail tracks. Only 26 of the T's 145 stations are actually underground.

What is the fastest train in Boston? ›

Superior comfort, with more space and legroom than typical airline seating. With free WiFi, and power outlets at your seat it's easy to stay connected while traveling at speeds up to 150 mph.

How much does it cost to take the train from Boston to New York? ›

Book 21 days in advance to save.
To/From Boston
New York, NY$31
Philadelphia, PA$33
Washington, DC$36
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What T stop is Boston Common? ›

Take the Green Line to the Park Street Station MBTA stop – located on the Corner of Park Street and Tremont Street on the Boston Common.

What time is Boston traffic worst? ›

Traffic Volumes on I-395

Average weekday daily traffic (AWDT) volumes and peak period hourly volumes from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on I-395 between the Connecticut State Line and the Massachusetts Turnpike, Auburn.

Which carrier is best in Boston? ›

Best Mobile Networks 2022Boston Winner:

AT&T wins Boston because of our consistency measures. It showed the best rate of decent-speed downloads and uploads, rather than the highest peak speeds.

Is the Boston subway good? ›

The Boston metro landed the #1 spot in our ranking. The metro is home to 113 bus, 12 rail, 3 subway, 5 light rail, and 2 ferry lines that allow riders to get nearly anywhere in the area within 30 minutes.

What is the fastest subway train? ›

Japan's L0 Series Maglev is the fastest train in the world, with a speed record of 374 mph or 602 km/h. It could go the distance from New York City to Montreal in less than an hour. China has half of the eight fastest trains, and the world's largest high-speed railway network.

Where is the fastest subway? ›

1: Shanghai Maglev - 460 kph/286 mph (China)

The world's fastest public train is also unique -- it's the only link in the world currently carrying passengers using magnetic levitation (Maglev) rather than conventional steel wheels on steel rails.

How deep is the Boston subway? ›

At 105 feet (32 m) below ground, the subway section is the deepest station on the MBTA system.

Can you use credit card on the T Boston? ›

Tap and board at any door with a fare card, smartphone, or contactless credit card. Reload using cash or credit card at vending machines at all stations and some bus stops.

Does the Boston t take credit cards? ›

You can purchase one-way, round trip, and monthly Commuter Rail passes up to Zone 10 at retail stores around Greater Boston and Providence. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Some locations also accept EBT cards.

Can you pay for the Boston T with Apple Pay? ›

To use Apple Pay on mTicket, customers should: Select the single-ride fare or monthly pass they wish to purchase. Select "Pay with Apple Pay." Complete the payment using the Touch or Face ID feature.

Can you pay for the CTA with a debit card? ›

Whenever you pay your fare, be sure to take your card out of your wallet. Unlike the old system, Ventra is based on open payment standards and can accept contactless cards issued by banks for payment, too.

Is the T free in Boston from airport? ›

Service from Logan Airport is always free. If you're headed to Logan Airport, transfers from the Red Line to the SL1 are also free. Connect to the Blue Line at Airport Station via the free Massport Shuttle, which picks up and drops off at every terminal at Logan Airport.

Can you tap CharlieCard twice? ›

Yes, if you use stored value (pay as you go) on a CharlieCard. You can pay for up to 4 one-way fares at once using a single CharlieCard at the same station.

Can I pay with card on train? ›

Always touch in and out on a YELLOW reader with the same contactless payment card, or device at the start of your journey and touch out at the end, even if the gates are open, to ensure you pay the right fare.

Can you pay for train ticket with credit card? ›

Credit & Debit Cards

All National Rail train companies accept the major credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Amex.

Can you pay on the train with a debit card? ›

My Visa and Master Card work very well, both credit and debit. Go to www . amtrak . com and the website will let you buy a ticket.

Can you pay for Boston subway with phone? ›

Beginning with a small pilot this summer and rolling out more broadly in the fall, the MBTA will introduce mobile applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry that can be used to purchase commuter rail tickets and passes.

How do I add a Metrocard to my Apple Wallet? ›

How to add a transit card on your iPhone
  1. On your iPhone, open the Wallet app.
  2. Tap the Add button .
  3. Tap Transit Card to add a new transit card or tap Previous Card to add a transit card that you previously added to the Wallet app.
  4. Choose a transit card from the list, or search by location or card name.
  5. Tap Continue.
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Do MTA buses take credit cards? ›

OMNY lets you pay your MTA bus fare with your phone, credit or debit card, or other wearable device.

Can you use your phone for CTA? ›

You can quickly pay for rides on CTA and Pace with Ventra Card on Google Pay. Simply 'wake up' your Android device and then tap-and-go to pay for rides using transit value and passes. No need to carry a card, open an app or unlock your phone — it's that easy!

How do I use a TAP card on my phone? ›

  1. In the TAP app, sign in or create a TAP account.
  2. In the Cards section, press (“add card” icon) in the top left.
  3. Press “Add a TAP Card on Your Phone.”
  4. Follow the prompts to add Stored Value or a pass to your card and complete payment.

Can you use Apple Wallet on CTA? ›

The ability to use mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay has already been available for customers to pay their fares directly at Ventra fare readers on CTA buses and trains.


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