How to Reach Boston


  • By Air: Logan Airport is the main Airport and is located in East Boston. Massport gives options for getting to the airport and also out of it.
  • By Train: Amtrak has scheduled train service to Boston from New York and other points in the Northeast Corridor. The trip from New York City takes three and a half hours on Acela Express trains, and about four hours on other trains. Amtrak has three Boston stops: Route 128 is about 12 miles from downtown and is a good place to get off if you are visiting the western or southern suburbs. The third terminal is South Station, near the Financial District and on the Red Line subway. It is convenient if you are staying at the hotels along the waterfront, seaport, and the theater district. Back Bay Station is in the Back Bay, convenient to hotels in the Back Bay, South End, and the Orange Line subway.
  • By Bus: Nationwide operating bus companies including Peter Pan and Greyhound stop downtown at the South Station. Several regional bus companies offer scheduled services from Boston to Connecticut, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New York City and New Hampshire.
  • By Road: There are three main routes into Boston:• I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) from the West• I-95 from the North and South• I-93 from the North and South


  • By Foot: This is the best way to completely explore the city and absorb everything that it has to offer.
  • Driving: Parking is difficult but that is the only issues. The cab drivers are great and know the city really well. Renting a car is not advisable but you can if you wish to. Or the best way to explore the city without any difficulty is to take Boston tours. You will be taken to the places on their own mode of transportation.
  • By cycle: It is best to get around the city on cycle as it is a lovely ay to soak in the air of the city.
  • Commuter Rail: The subways, the commuter rail and the MBTA system is quite advanced and you can definitely use it to get to your destination in Boston.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Boston. The most preferred mode of transport in Boston is Car.

Average distance: 20.44 km Average time: 43.42 min

  • Car 54.29%
    Driving 44.18 min Walking 0.58 min Overall average time for 27.23 kms 44.76 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 10%
    Bus 37.57 min Waiting 7.86 min Walking 7.71 min Overall average time for 14.42 kms 53.14 min
  • Train/Metro 5.71%
    Train 46.5 min Walking 10.25 min Waiting 6.25 min Other 2.5 min Overall average time for 25.96 kms 65.5 min
  • Walking 14.29%
    Walking 23.2 min Train 3.8 min Bike 1 min Waiting 0.9 min Driving 0.7 min Overall average time for 3.93 kms 29.6 min
  • Bike 5.71%
    Bike 29.25 min Walking 0.5 min Other 0.5 min Overall average time for 9.22 kms 30.25 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 2.86%
    Tram 30 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 6.44 kms 35 min
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