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There are 5 ways to get from Roslindale to Boston by subway, train, bus, taxi or car

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Subway  •  18 min

  1. Take the subway from Forest Hills to Downtown Crossing Orange Line

$3

Cheapest option

Line 39 bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the line 39 bus from Forest Hills to Boylston St @ Dartmouth St 39

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Roslindale Village to South Station Needham Line

$3 - $8

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Roslindale to Boston 7.1 miles

$27 - $35

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Roslindale to Boston 7.1 miles

$1

Roslindale to Boston by subway

The subway journey time between Roslindale and Boston is around 18 min and covers a distance of around 5 miles. The fastest subway normally takes 17 min. Operated by MBTA, the Roslindale to Boston subway service departs from Forest Hills and arrives in Downtown Crossing. Typically 1072 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Subway route overview

Average subway time:
18 min
Fastest subway time:
17 min
Subway distance:
5 miles
Subways per week:
1072
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last subways

First subway departs at:
00:00
Last subway departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Roslindale to Boston subway schedules

Roslindale → Boston
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The cheapest way to get from Roslindale to Boston is to drive which costs $1 and takes 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Roslindale to Boston is to taxi which costs $27 - $35 and takes 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Forest Hills and arriving at Boylston St @ Dartmouth St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Forest Hills and arriving at Downtown Crossing. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Roslindale and Boston is 6 miles. The road distance is 7.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Roslindale to Boston without a car is to subway which takes 18 min and costs $3.

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The subway from Forest Hills to Downtown Crossing takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Roslindale to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Forest Hills station.

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Roslindale to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Forest Hills station.

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The best way to get from Roslindale to Boston is to train which takes 19 min and costs $3 - $8. Alternatively, you can line 39 bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Roslindale to Boston.
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  • Distance: 5.7 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

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

MBTA operates a vehicle from Forest Hills to Downtown Crossing every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Forest Hills to Boylston St @ Dartmouth St every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 31 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Forest Hills to Downtown Crossing
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Roslindale Village to South Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Roslindale to Boston
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35
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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Roslindale to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Boylston St @ Dartmouth St station.

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Roslindale to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Downtown Crossing station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Roslindale to Boston is 7 miles. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from Roslindale to Boston.

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