Getting Around the Back Bay

The Back Bay neighborhood is right in the heart of Boston with great public transportation options right at your fingertips.  Whether you are looking for a subway, train or airport connection, you are only steps away.

By Car

The Boston highway system is defined by Interstate routes 95, 495 which circle the Boston area. Just likes spokes on a wheel,  Highways 93 and 90 connect theses circles to the center of Boston.  From the Back Bay  you can reach these highways within minutes.

By Plane

Boston Logan Airport (BOS) is the nearest international airport about 2 miles from the Back Bay.  It can be reached by car, subway or taxi.    

Other airports nearby are:

    Worcester Regional Airport (ORH), Worcester, Massachusetts - 40 miles

    Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), Manchester, New Hampshire -  60 miles

    T. F. Green Airport (PVD), Warwick, Rhode Island - 30 miles

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

By Rail

The national Amtrak rail station for Boston is only minutes away from the Back Bay and can quickly be reached via car,subway, taxi and even on foot.  From there the Amtrak train system can take you to New York, Washington and many more cities in the US. For more information about Amtrak click here.

By Bus

Local MBTA bus service connect the Back Bay area with neighbouring communities, rail stations and other city locations.  For long distance travelers, the bus terminal is just steps away near the Amtrak train station. From there many nationwide bus companies like Greyhound and Peter Pan can take you to virtually any place in the country,

By Subway The Back Bay is surrounded by Subway Stations.  It is served by two lines (Green Line and Orange Line) and there are a total of five subway stations .  The Arlington, Copley and Convention center stops connect to the Green Line and the Symphony and Mass. Ave Stations connect to the Orange Line. 
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 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.