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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - Subway System

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Very easy subway to figure out

It's a very easy subway system to figure out. Make sure if you're going to be there for a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nikos T
Orlando, Florida
Not bad

This was a good option for getting long distances quickly when we didn’t want to walk or the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
New Bern, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very easy subway system to figure out. Make sure if you're going to be there for a couple of days to look into the unlimited passes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We just spent six days in Boston and bought a charlie card for the week for $21. A great investment. I took the subway everywhere with others and alone. The subway goes to most every location sightseers would want to visit. FYI: to get to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Get a Charlie Card. We spent a 4-day weekend in Boston and utilized the T. It is clean and safe. Navigation is easy and quick.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This was a good option for getting long distances quickly when we didn’t want to walk or the weather turned bad. We bought a multi use pass for the week and didn’t use it all. It was fairly easy to use and efficient but some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 406traceyl
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We travelled on most of the lines and some eg. Blue, were very good. The Silver Line is a set of buses and the trip to the airport is ludicrous - changes from overhead lines to diesel powered and then sits in traffic with cars...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Antarctic
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Grimy, funky, old, hot, tight and small cars - what else - efficient, helpful attendants, easy to navigate if you're a subway rider, lots of maps around, cost effective, and lots of stations. I took the T from the airport since my hotel was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ms90
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

As tourists we generally like walking most places as that way you see more but it’s also great to walk the one way and catch the T back which is what we did. There were ‘T Ambassadors’ on hand to help us work out the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 21 September 2018

It will get you from A to B but the trains are old and the stations tired, dirty and hot. People crowd round fans on the platforms to keep cool and the infrequent trains are packed. Trains runs every 6 to 8 minutes but were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicky T
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We used the T throughout our weekend visit to Boston and it worked great. It was fast, clean, friendly, and cheap. Comparable to subways in London, Chicago, and DC, the MBTA T is a good way to explore the city. The stations were clean, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 646lorit
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I know this is one of the oldest subway systems in the world, but that's no excuse for being deteriorated to such an extent. Stations are filthy and warm like saunas, while trains are old and noisy. The frequency is too low, which also leads...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Nana's H
25 August 2018|
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Gary N
19 March 2018|
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Response from Petergun1962 | Reviewed this property |
The silver line 1 will take you to Logan,
31 August 2016|
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Response from Denise F | Reviewed this property |
I purchased the card using a credit card, via a machine. Not sure if the station your using has ticket offices. You could check their website for details. Enjoy Boston