I drove from NJ, about six hours.
The T. Boston is one of the few US cities with a valid mass transit system. Easy to use and fairly cheap. Get a day pass if you think you'll use it a lot or it's raining. You'll find that most things are easily reached on foot.
Getting there is easy. Head for Massachusetts and keep going east until you hit water. Boston is sure to be somewhere nearby.
Getting around is a &%$#@ ! Do yourself a favor and plan on taking the 'T,' what we call the public transportation system. Cabs are expensive (and where aren't they?!?) and bringing a car into the city....HA HA HA HA HA! You will age ten years. Whatever you do, make sure you get to South Station (see picture below...not a great view but it will do for now). This has been recently renovated and I love sitting in here because it yells TRAVEL!
The absolutely best way to naviagte around Boston is via the subway. If you're visiting, buy a three day pass. The 'T' (as the locals call it) was very clean, efficient, and safe during our visit. You've probably heard by now that the traffic is bad - and it is. Downtown was only 15 minutes away from our suburban hotel by subway.
The best way to move if you are in Boston is the subway, very easy and cheap comparing to a taxi or a car. Boston subway is very clean and easy to use.
Can't say enough about the advantages of traveling into and around Boston by the Subway. The website below will give you whatever you need in information on train schedules etc.
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There is an extensive transit network in Boston; the "Green line" is characteristic since it contains extensive street running sections.
The 'T' . This is the local subway and train line. It is efficient and cheap and can get you almost anywhere you need to go.
Fast and cheap way from airport to quick visit to city. Follow the Blue Line. Costs $1 on underground area, You can use different subway lines.
The Best way to get around in downtown boston is 'T'
Visit MBTA Web Site for more info.
The 'T' (for tube), the metro. I didn't know it was the first subway in America, did you? It's $1 each ride.
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