There are 4 ways to get from Salem to Boston by train, bus, taxi or car
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Train • 33 min
$4 - $9
Line 450 bus • 48 min
$2 - $7
2 alternative options
Taxi • 23 min
$60 - $75
Drive • 23 min
$1 - $3
Salem to Boston by train
The train journey time between Salem and Boston is around 33 min and covers a distance of around 17 miles. The fastest train normally takes 32 min. Operated by MBTA, the Salem to Boston train service departs from Salem and arrives in North Station. Typically 182 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Salem to Boston train schedules
Trains departing Monday, June 21, 2021
Trains departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Salem to Boston is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.
The quickest way to get from Salem to Boston is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 23 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from North St opp Lynde St and arriving at Haymarket. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 48 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salem and arriving at North Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.
The distance between Salem and Boston is 14 miles. The road distance is 16.6 miles.
The best way to get from Salem to Boston without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs $4 - $9.
The train from Salem to North Station takes 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Salem to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from North St opp Lynde St station.
Salem to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Salem station.
The best way to get from Salem to Boston is to train which takes 33 min and costs $4 - $9. Alternatively, you can line 450 bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 48 min.
What companies run services between Salem, MA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?
MBTA operates a train from Salem to North Station hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $9 and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from North St opp Lynde St to Haymarket hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 48 min.
Bus from North St opp Lynde St to Haymarket
- Ave. Duration
- 48 min
- Estimated price
- $2 - $7
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More Questions & Answers
Salem to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Haymarket station.
Salem to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at North Station.
Yes, the driving distance between Salem to Boston is 17 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Salem to Boston.
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