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There are 4 ways to get from Acton to Back Bay (Station) by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the train from South Acton to North Station Fitchburg Line

$18 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Acton, MA - Rt. 119 & 2A to Boston, MA - Copley Square Acton/Concord Commuter

$12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Acton to Back Bay (Station) 24 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Acton to Back Bay (Station) 24 miles

$2 - $4

Acton to Back Bay (Station) by bus and walk

The journey time between Acton and Back Bay (Station) is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 24 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by Yankee Line, the Acton to Back Bay (Station) service departs from Acton, MA - Rt. 119 & 2A and arrives in Back Bay (Station). Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 5m
Fastest journey time:
1h 5m
Journey distance:
24 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$12
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:55
Last service departs at:
06:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Acton to Back Bay (Station) bus and walk schedules

Acton → Back Bay (Station)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Back Bay (Station) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Back Bay (Station) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Back Bay (Station) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Acton to Back Bay (Station) is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Acton to Back Bay (Station) is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Acton, MA - Rt. 119 & 2A and arriving at Boston, MA - Copley Square. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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The distance between Acton and Back Bay (Station) is 21 miles. The road distance is 24 miles.

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The best way to get from Acton to Back Bay (Station) without a car is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs $18 - $26.

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It takes approximately 1h 8m to get from Acton to Back Bay (Station), including transfers.

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Acton to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by Yankee Line, depart from Acton, MA - Rt. 119 & 2A station.

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The best way to get from Acton to Back Bay (Station) is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs $18 - $26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 and takes 1h 10m.

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Acton to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by Yankee Line, arrive at Boston, MA - Copley Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Acton to Back Bay (Station) is 24 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Acton to Back Bay (Station).

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  • Distance: 20.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

What companies run services between Acton, MA, USA and Back Bay (Station), MA, USA?

MBTA operates a train from South Acton to North Station hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, Yankee Line operates a bus from Acton, MA - Rt. 119 & 2A to Boston, MA - Copley Square 5 times a week. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 1h 5m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Acton to North Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Yankee Line
Phone
+1 617 268 8890
Email
mail@yankeeline.us
Website
yankeeline.us
Bus from Acton, MA - Rt. 119 & 2A to Boston, MA - Copley Square
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12
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Yankee line
Other operators
Taxi from Acton to Back Bay (Station)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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