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There are 4 ways to get from Salem to Boston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Salem to North Station Newburyport/Rockport Line

$4 - $9

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Line 450 bus  •  48 min

  1. Take the line 450 bus from North St opp Lynde St to Haymarket 450

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salem to Boston 16.6 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Salem to Boston 16.6 miles

$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.

Train route overview

Average train time:
33 min
Fastest train time:
32 min
Trains per week:
182
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:19
Last train departs at:
22:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salem to Boston train schedules

Salem → Boston
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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Boston is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Boston is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 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.

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The quickest way to get from Salem to Boston is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 23 min.

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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.

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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.

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The distance between Salem and Boston is 14 miles. The road distance is 16.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Salem to Boston without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs $4 - $9.

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The train from Salem to North Station takes 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Salem to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from North St opp Lynde St station.

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

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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.

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Map of how to get from Salem to Boston.
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  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Duration: 33 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.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Salem to North Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Salem to Boston
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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Salem to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Haymarket station.

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Salem to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at North Station.

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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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