Moving quickly and easily throughout Boston is no big deal with the city’s heavy system of public transportation routes. Let’s check out the most popular transport systems, the MBTA, for Bostonians.
Subway - The "T"
“T” stands for the subway system, with trains connecting downtown Boston to communities within and near the city.
Where can you go on the Subway?
The Green Line commuter rail runs south from Cambridge into Boston and passes Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Mission Hill and Newton.
The Orange Line commuter rails runs south from Malden through downtown Boston and into the Jamaica Plain neighborhood.
The Red Line commuter rail includes stops in Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Dorchester, Mattapan, Milton, Quincy, Somerville, and South Boston.
The Blue Line travels from Revere, on the North Shore to East Boston and Boston, where it ends near the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.
In addition to the subway lines, Silver Line is a bus line that operates between South Station and Logan Airport, with additional stops at 600 Washington Street and 26 Temple Place.
The Fremont Street Subway, the predecessor of the current MBTA, runs under Boston's Tremont Street and connects Scollay Square with the Government Center and Boylston Street.
How much does the Subway Cost?
A one-way fare on the subway is $2.40 with CharlieCards, CharlieTicket, or cash. You can buy train tickets at fare vending machines, retail sales throughout the region or online.
When does the Subway run?
Most trains run between about 5 AM and 1 AM, and some lines have service as late as 1:50 AM.
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