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There are 6 ways to get from Brookline to Boston by train, subway, bus, tram, taxi or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  10 min

  1. Take the train from Ruggles to South Station Franklin Line / ...

$2 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 min

  1. Take the bus from S Huntington Ave @ Huntington Ave to Boylston St @ Dartmouth St 39 / ...

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Subway  •  13 min

  1. Take the subway from Jackson Square to Downtown Crossing Orange Line

$3

Tram  •  20 min

  1. Take the tram from Brookline Village to Park Street D

$3

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brookline to Boston 4.7 miles

$19 - $24

Walk  •  1h 17m

  1. Walk from Brookline to Boston 4 miles

Brookline to Boston by train

The train journey time between Brookline and Boston is around 9 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest train normally takes 8 min. Operated by MBTA, the Brookline to Boston train service departs from Ruggles and arrives in South Station. Typically 461 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9 min
Fastest train time:
8 min
Train distance:
2 miles
Trains per week:
461
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:16
Last train departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brookline to Boston train schedules

Brookline → Boston
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Rules to follow in United States

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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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 Boston is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Boston is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Boston 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: 22 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brookline to Boston is to subway which costs $3 and takes 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brookline to Boston is to taxi which costs $19 - $24 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from S Huntington Ave @ Huntington Ave and arriving at Boylston St @ Dartmouth St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ruggles and arriving at South Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between Brookline and Boston is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Brookline to Boston without a car is to train which takes 10 min and costs $2 - $8.

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The train from Ruggles to South Station takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brookline to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from S Huntington Ave @ Huntington Ave station.

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Brookline to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Ruggles station.

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The best way to get from Brookline to Boston is to train which takes 10 min and costs $2 - $8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Brookline to Boston.
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  • Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

What companies run services between Brookline, MA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a train from Ruggles to South Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $8 and the journey takes 10 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from S Huntington Ave @ Huntington Ave to Boylston St @ Dartmouth St every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 16 min. FlixBus-us also services this route 5 times a day.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Ruggles to South Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Website
MBTA
Subway from Jackson Square to Downtown Crossing
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Tram from Brookline Village to Park Street
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from S Huntington Ave @ Huntington Ave to Boylston St @ Dartmouth St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Brookline to Boston
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Brookline to Boston
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Top Cab
Phone
+1 617-266-4800
Metro Cab
Phone
+1 617-782-5500
Website
boston-cab.com
Boston Cab
Phone
+1 617-536-5010
Website
bostoncab.us

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Brookline to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Boylston St @ Dartmouth St station.

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Brookline to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at South Station.

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