Getting Around Arlington

Arlington 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

The Boston highway system is defined by Interstate routes 95 and 495 which circle the Boston area.  A number of spokes connect these circles with the city.  One of those connectors (east/west) is route 2 which passes through Belmont . Another road passing through Belmont is route 60.

By Plane

Boston Logan Airport (KBOS) is the nearest international airport about 17 miles from Belmont which takes about half an hour to an hour depending on the mode of transportation

Other airports nearby are:

  • Worcester Regional Airport (KORH), Worcester, Massachusetts - 46 miles 

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

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

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

By Rail

 Travelers from Belmont have the choice of two train systems.

  • Commuter rail service is available to North Station, Boston, from Waverly (travel time 17 min.; no MBTA parking) and Belmont Center (travel time 15  min.; no MBTA parking). The Springfield Terminal Railway provides freight rail service in Belmont.    

  • Amtrak provides nationwide train service from South Station in Boston. Use bus to Alewife or train to North station and then the subway (MBTA) to south station. Travel time about 1 hour.

By Bus
Belmont is a member of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which provides fixed route service to neighboring communities and to Alewife which connects to the Boston subway system (MBTA)
By Subway The Boston subway is only a couple of miles away from  Belmont and can be reached via bus or commuter rail
By Ship
There are a number of harbor ferries and ferries to Salem, MA and the the cape.  They can be reach 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.
Elderly and Disabled
The MBTA provides services to elderly with THE RIDE, a paratransit service for the elderly and disabled.