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There are 4 ways to get from South Boston to Back Bay (Station) by bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 11 bus  •  17 min

  1. Take the line 11 bus from 180 Dorchester St opp W 7th St to Washington St @ Tufts Med Ctr 11

$5 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 9 bus  •  19 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from 442 W Broadway to Berkeley St @ Columbus Ave 9

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Boston to Back Bay (Station) 2.3 miles

$11 - $14

Walk  •  36 min

  1. Walk from South Boston to Back Bay (Station) 1.9 miles

South Boston to Back Bay (Station) by bus and subway

The journey time between South Boston and Back Bay (Station) is around 21 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 16 min. Operated by MBTA, the South Boston to Back Bay (Station) service departs from 180 Dorchester St opp W 7th St and arrives in Back Bay. Typically 381 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
21 min
Fastest journey time:
16 min
Services per week:
381
Cheapest price:
$5
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:07
Last service departs at:
23:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

South Boston to Back Bay (Station) bus and subway schedules

South Boston → 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from South Boston to Back Bay (Station) is to line 9 bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Boston to Back Bay (Station) is to taxi which costs $11 - $14 and takes 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 442 W Broadway and arriving at Berkeley St @ Columbus Ave. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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The distance between South Boston and Back Bay (Station) is 2 miles.

The best way to get from South Boston to Back Bay (Station) without a car is to line 11 bus which takes 17 min and costs $5 - $10.

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It takes approximately 17 min to get from South Boston to Back Bay (Station), including transfers.

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South Boston to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from 442 W Broadway station.

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South Boston to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Berkeley St @ Columbus Ave station.

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There are 379+ hotels available in Back Bay (Station). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Boston to Back Bay (Station).
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  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Duration: 17 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from 180 Dorchester St opp W 7th St to Washington St @ Tufts Med Ctr every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 11 min.

Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from 180 Dorchester St opp W 7th St to Washington St @ Tufts Med Ctr
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from 442 W Broadway to Berkeley St @ Columbus Ave
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from South Boston to Back Bay (Station)
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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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