Getting Around Brookline

Brookline 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 MBTA bus system, the Harbor and port facilities and the city subway system.

By Car

Major roads in Brookline are Routes 9 and 30 and U.S. Route 1. North of the town is Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate Route 90) and is accessible at the Allston-Brighton interchange.

By Plane

Boston Logan Airport (KBOS) is the nearest international airport about 10 miles from Brookline 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

Passenger rail service to  Worcester, Springfield, Providence, and points beyond is available on   Amtrak in adjacent Boston.

By Bus

Bus service is available to Kenmore and Forest Hill Station on the Green Line and to Harvard Square.  Peter Pan Bus Lines, operating from Boston to Worcester, stops in Brookline.

By Subway

Subway service to Boston is available on the C (Cleveland Circle) and D (Riverside) branches of the Green Line. From Brookline Village, travel times are:

Kenmore:  6 min
Government Center: 19 min

From Longwood travel times are:

Kenmore:  4 min
Government  Center, 17 min.

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.

Eldery and Disabled

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