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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - Subway System

Boston, MA
+1 617-222-3200
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Best Way to Get Around Town

The Boston subway system is second to none. The various lines go virtually everywhere around town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
t-bonetraveller
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
u got to love the T

do not have a car,do not want to take a taxi ? Then go on the T. you can go anywhere in Boston and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry N
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boston subway system is second to none. The various lines go virtually everywhere around town. The Silver Line to Logan Airport is fabulous. It's $2.75 one way, and takes twenty minutes from South Station, and stops at each of the terminals.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

do not have a car,do not want to take a taxi ? Then go on the T. you can go anywhere in Boston and the area around it with the T. It is a cheap way to travel and you get to see so much...More

Thank Barry N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a week and opted for 7 day pass. Great value. We used it often. It was a learning experience for our teens. We took the free Silver Line shuttle from Logan airport into South Station and found an employee in the...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Since we are used to the amazingly clean subway system of Singapore etc. we found this to be pretty okay. The good thing was its well connected and quite easy to get around from the suburbs etc.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Easy to use. The subway is clean. For the two times that I used it, the trains were on time. There is a station in Northeastern University. So it is convenient for those who go there.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

From the Governor of MA on down, anyone associated with the "T" just does not seem to care about service, timeliness, or its customers. I take the T about once a week and just cannot depend on it to be on time. It's run like...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I stayed near the north terminus of the Green Line during the Boston Marathon. I got to the runner’s expo and to and from the race on race day with no issues. In fact, transit was free after the race. Maps are clear, layout gets...More

Thank dsj5777
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

My dad and I came here again to ride the "T" (which stands for trams) again, and spend 3 days doing so. Lot's of fun jumping on one line to another, though I think my favorite is the old Mattapan line (see picture attached) which...More

Thank elindoo
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Did you know that T stands for Trolley? Being the Commonwealth of Massachusetts their taxis are also officially Hackney Cabs. The links to their colonial past are visible here. The T is an easy way to get around Boston. It's one of the countries oldest...More

Thank ThePackedBag
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The system is much more extensive than that in my home town (Toronto). The signage easy to understand so that you don’t accidentally get on the wrong train. The one time we needed info staff were very helpful.

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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,
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worldtraveller99
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
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Joyce D
25 March 2016|
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Response from Shawn C | Reviewed this property |
The train from Woburn does not go to Lexington or Framingham. Keep in mind, when travelling from suburb to suburb the train can take a very long time as it goes into Boston first. You'd need to change trains in the city and... More
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