Getting Around Boston

Public Transportation

Boston has an extensive bus, subway, and commuter rail system which is operated by the MBTA (617-222-5215). Their website has schedules, maps, and a trip planner for easy commuting. When using the trip planner, enter Central Station or 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge for your starting or ending point.

Central Station (Massachusetts Ave.) is .8 miles from Courtyard Cambridge

Download map of subway spider.



Cabs are plentiful but expensive. Rates are determined by the meter based on distance traveled. Expect to pay about $15 to $20 between most tourist points within the city limits, without much traffic. You'll have lots of trouble hailing a cab during bad weather and between 3:30pm and 6:30pm weekdays.