Massachusetts Transportation

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Massachusetts Transportation

  • T / subway

    Boston Transportation

    Boston has a modest and reasonably efficient public transportation system known as "The T." The primary means to pay your fare is with Charlie tickets (somewhat similar to Metro tickets in Washington DC and Brussels) can be purchased with a set value and "recharged" at fare machines with cash, credit cards, or old MBTA tokens. As of July 1, 2014, a...

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  • Amtrak Train

    Boston Transportation

    If you are thinking about travelling by train from Boston to the other cities, firstly make sure you know which train station it leaves from (North or South Station). Secondly make sure you know the train timetable before you go, otherwise you will not spend allot of time in the places. I am talking about Plymouth, Salam Lexington and Concord. If...

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  • By Airplane

    Boston Transportation

    my fave airline (since norhtwest got absorbed by it 5 years ago). Well in this age of very competitive aviation from the Legacy carriers and the Low Cost Carrier, the only Legacy Carrier Left Standing is Northwest and United Airways and American Airlines is now in bankcrupty. I love delta due to their skymiles program and i can get to use my MR's...

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  • Water Shuttles

    Boston Transportation

    For a city struck out into the Atlantic on a peninsular of land, it's not surprising to find Boston has ferry services to shuttle people from one place to another. The ferry services form part of the MBTA system that includes buses and underground trains. They operate across Boston harbour and offer great views of the city for just the price of a...

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  • Bus Service

    Boston Transportation

    the boston hop on hopp off trolleys are still the best way to go around Boston as you can spend more time in your favorite area rather than in the areas you don't like that much. But for Day trips outside boston, Big Tour Buses or Private Van Tours are used as these areas are further away and trolleys are too slow to hop from one destination to...

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  • Driving

    Boston Transportation

    I decided that I wanted to go further afield and so hired a car from Alamo. I booked on-line via another web-site as this was the best deal. Alamo were brilliant and I would use them again. I picked the car up downtown and the whole collection process was prompt, efficient and friendly. I had booked a small car (Chevrolet Spark) but when I...

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  • Commuter Rail

    Boston Transportation

    We caught the commuter rail a couple of times during our trip. Once to get to Bridgewater State Uni to visit our daughter and once to get to Salem for a day trip out of town. You can catch the T from where you're staying to one of the commuter rail stations. Tickets can be bought on the train itself from conductors but this is generally a little...

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  • Trolley Tours

    Boston Transportation

    it is easy and is the most affordable to do a boston trolley tour as you can spend your own time going to the various attractions around boston and some areas beyond like cambridge, bunker hill, yorktown and more. most boston trolley companies have ticket outlets at the major attractions around boston where you can buy the 24 hour and 48 hour...

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  • Taxi Cabs

    Boston Transportation

    When taking a taxi in and around Boston, MA be sure to know that although the cabs are set up for you to swipe your credit or debit card right from your seat, the drivers will ALWAYS tell you how cash is "better" because they are charged extra when you pay with a credit or debit card. Don't fall for this. I did until locals told me it was a ploy...

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  • Duck Tours

    Boston Transportation

    Instead of taking a classic hop-on-hop-off bus tour, it is more fun to take the Duck tour. You will be riding in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle and visit different parts of Boston and then take a tour in the Charles River. This is an interesting way to see Boston, from the streets and the shoreline.

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  • Walking

    Boston Transportation

    Walking is our preferred way to exploring a city. I do love to walk and exploring a city by foot is the best way to see as much or as little as we want. We can do a bit of shopping, grab a drink or something to eat, explore some history or just enjoy ourselves with no agenda in mind or some unexplored off the beaten path locations. Ferni and I...

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  • Cruise Liners

    Boston Transportation

    at the Busy Seaport District of Boston, where the Boston Convention an Exhibition Center is located, sits the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. This large terminal handles all the various Cruise Ships docking to Boston from various cruises of various cruise companies like norwegian american, star cruises and more and it services cruise ships coming...

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  • Boston's T

    Boston has a terrific subway system, called the T. It was actually the first subway system in the U.S. and there are murals at the Park Station celebrating that fact.In the heart of the city, it is underground but, in the outlying areas, such as Brookline, it is above ground. It is a fast and inexpensive way to get around. One warning though,...

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  • Don't Forget about Providence

    We booked a flight to Providence Rhode Island and took a train to Boston's South Station. For some reason Providence was just much cheaper than Logan.While the train worked well we had to take a local bus to Kennedy Station. Next time we will take a Peter Pan/Bonanza bus.

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  • Boston's Public Transportation System

    "You can always tell a Yankee, but you can't tell him much" Eric Knight, authorBoston's subways were the first in the country [1897]. Boston's public transit system today is usually informally called "T" which encompasses a sprawling network of subways, trolleys, buses, and commuter trains. Fortunately, it reaches every corner of the city. We found...

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  • Massachusetts Highway Department

    The Mass Highway website provides a lot of information on the highways tourists use in Massachusetts but the navigation of the webpages is a bit cumbersome.If you carefully peruse the main webpage you will find links to:accidents, road conditions, weather reports, detours, highway closures, biking and hiking, rest areas, visitor centers, maps,...

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  • Logan International Airport (BOS)

    Logan International is the main airport for Massachusetts. There are 5 terminals for all major US airlines and several international flights from Europe. The airport is located in the harbor just outside of Boston.For public transportation between the airport and Boston: there is a free shuttle bus service from all the airline terminals to the...

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  • Flying out of Boston

    Boston Airport is one of the busiest in the country. Sometimes it is very confusing to get in and out of. But I leave it up to others to get me there & back. Such as taxi, bus or subway & shuttle.Best to call ahead to see if your flight is on time. And get there early enough to check in. If you're traveling by car to get there, leave enough time...

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  • Rotaries

    Once in awhile while driving through Massachusetts you'll encounter these giant traffic circles we call rotaries. In contrast to the smaller roundabout, the rotary is a massive affair frequently feeding five or more major roads or highways (yes, even highways do not escape the wrath of the rotaries). You'll be duely informed of a rotary by a sign...

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  • If you need to travel by air...

    If you need to travel by air to Massachusetts, then try getting a flight to Hartford, Connecticut (Bradley International Airport) which brings you about a 15 minute drive from the Massachusetts border on the south, central to the state. From there you can easily reach Boston and Cape Cod to the East, and Berkshire County to the West. Interstate 90...

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  • Fly into Boston airport. But...

    Fly into Boston airport. But never try to find someone who is arriving there! We tried to find Sharrie, but her flight from Toronto landed in the national terminal B, while we waited in international terminal E ! Why is it so difficult, and why is Toronto not international?Rent a car. But not when you only want to visit Boston. A car is not usefull...

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  • The best way to get to Boston...

    The best way to get to Boston is probably by taking a plane into the Logan airport. The airport is clean, friendly, and sometimes hectic. You can have a taxi or limo pick you up from there.Getting around the city is easy too, walking is of course the best way to go, but if that seems a bit impossible, it's easy to hail a cab. Next is driving, but...

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  • By car, by train, by plane, by...

    By car, by train, by plane, by bus... If you're flying in, try to use one of the outlying airport, such as Providence (Rhode Island), Manchester (New Hampshire), or Worcester (Massachusetts). Logan Airport in Boston is in the most congested part of the city.Everywhere but in the city of Boston, a car is the way to go. There is only one note of...

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  • Flying into Logan Airport is...

    Flying into Logan Airport is easy, though not always on time. Logan is one of the worst airports in the country for delays. Amtrak trains go into South Station, and the commuter rail goes into North or South Station. Avoid driving into Boston at all costs.Boston has the oldest underground subway system in the country, known as the T. Its age is...

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  • We got there by car.

    And drove around in our car. We saw a lot, it's the best way to get around. Park your car in a town or village and walk around then.

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  • How to get to Boston, eh?You...

    How to get to Boston, eh?You can fly, swim , walk or come over the old way - by boat:}:}:}When in Boston you can actually forget about driving your car. Their transit system is really great.It works! and it takes you everywhere you want to go. Most of the time you will want to walk anyways - to see and soak up all this grand city has to...

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  • If your far away, I suggest...

    If your far away, I suggest driving. If you don't really want to fly. Driving is much better because of the scenery on the way through Massachusetts.You always have to use the subway. The MBTA is the best way to get around, it will take you anywhere you want. Once you get to your destination, it's always good to walk around a bit.

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  • I usually get better airfare...

    I usually get better airfare from Los Angeles to Providence, Rhode Island. Boston's Logan Airport and the Providence airport are the same distance to my friends on the Cape. The airport in Providence is stress free and very easy to get in and out of.Well the best way is to have your friends drive you around. My sense of direction when I'm on the...

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  • If feasible, fly into...

    If feasible, fly into Providence, RI to avoid the 'Big Dig' around Logan Airport in Boston.In Boston, foot and mass transit. The rest of Massachusetts requires a car. Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket from Hyannis, Woods Hole, and Boston.

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  • getting to cape cod by car can...

    getting to cape cod by car can be tricky as there is just one road on and one road off the cape. renters all have access to their homes saturday so there is a rush to get there saturday morning. i would wait a few extra hours and take a leisurely drive so you miss the traffic. i have done it both ways and it is much nicer to start the vacation off...

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  • You can fly into Logan...

    You can fly into Logan Airport; take a train into North or South Station; take a bus; or even drive!We have a great train system in and around Boston. Within greater Boston, there is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation System (MBTA) or better known as the T. Connected to that is the commuter rail system which gets you in even a wider radius around...

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  • Fly into Boston Logan Airport....

    Fly into Boston Logan Airport. You can take the subway straight form the airport to anywhere! If you rent a car - good luck! It took me months of living in Boston to get the hang of the roads! It is easy to get lost! Also be wary of travel near dowtown. Major highway construction is underway until 2001 - 2003.See above!

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  • we flew in from philadelphia...

    we flew in from philadelphia and rented a car only because of the location of our hotel.there is public transit (cheap) from the airport and taxi servicewe rented a car but it was an easy city to walk and there subway/trollycars where a cheap safe and easy way to get around. driving was also not a problem for us if your used to driving in cities....

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  • Although we flew into...

    Although we flew into Providence via Southwest airlines(it is a great deal to get into the Boston area cheap),Thearea must be seen by car as there are miles of Oceanfront recreation to see.Boston is a Very Compact,Very Clustered and Verycongested city and hands down should be one ofthe worst Traffic Clogged cities in the world.I recommendDriving in...

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