Getting Around Belmont

Belmont 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

Although Arlington does not have commuter rail access, nearby communities Belmont and Medford do.   The Belmont station is a short 12 minute drive from Arlington but there is no dedicated MBTA parking available.  Medford station as about 10 minutes from Arlington and has some dedicated MBTA parking. 

By Bus
MBTA buses provide service to the Alewife, Harvard, and Lechmere subway stations.
By Subway The Boston subway can be reached via bus.
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.