Getting Around Allston

Allston is part of the Greater Boston area which has good general transportation and excellent public transportation. The cornerstones of the Boston transportation system are the highways, the airports, the Amtrak train terminal, the Commuter Rail, the Harbor and port facilities and the city subway system.


By Car

Allston has excellent access to east-west road like Route 2, the Mass Pike, Storrow Drive, and Soldier's Field Road.

By Plane

Boston Logan Airport (BOS) is the nearest international airport about 6 miles from Allston with travel time of about half an hour to an hour depending on the mode of transportation.

Other airports nearby are:

   - Worcester Regional Airport (ORH), Worcester, Massachusetts - 46 miles

   -  Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), Manchester, New Hampshire -  62 miles

   -  T. F. Green Airport (PVD), Warwick, Rhode Island - 56 miles

   - L.G. Hanscom Field (BED), a Reliever Airport with Commercial Service (CR) in Bedford  - 11 miles

By Rail

The Commuter Rail and Amtrak nationwide rail service is available at South Station.

By Bus

Bus Service with connections to neighboring communities are available via the 57, 66, 70, 71, and 86 bus connections on North Harvard Street and Western Avenue.  Long distance buses such as Greyhound and Peter Pan are availble at the Bus terminal at South Station in Boston. 

By Subway

Both, the Red Line and Green Line connect Allston to Boston. The Red Line is available at Harvard Square, the Green Line at Packard's Corner or Harvard Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue in "upper Allston".

By Ship

There are a number of harbor ferries and ferries to Salem, MA and the Cape Cod.  They can be reached via the subway (MBTA) system. There is also a cruise port in Boston that can be reached via car and a combination of subway and taxi.

Eldery and Disabled

The MBTA provides services to elderly with THE RIDE, a paratransit service for the elderly and disabled.