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There are 4 ways to get from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Subway  •  5 min

  1. Take the subway from South Station to Downtown Crossing Red Line

$3

Cheapest option

Line 7 bus  •  7 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Summer St @ Atlantic Ave to Franklin St @ Devonshire St 7 / ...

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston 1.5 miles

$8 - $10

Walk  •  15 min

  1. Walk from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston 4287 feet

South Station Bus Terminal to Boston by walk and bus

The journey time between South Station Bus Terminal and Boston is around 3 min and covers a distance of around 4273 feet. The fastest journey normally takes 2 min. Operated by MBTA, the South Station Bus Terminal to Boston service departs from South Station Bus Terminal and arrives in Franklin St @ Devonshire St. Typically 702 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3 min
Fastest journey time:
2 min
Services per week:
702
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:20
Last service departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

South Station Bus Terminal to Boston walk and bus schedules

South Station Bus Terminal → Boston
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston is to subway, which costs $3 and takes 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston is to taxi which costs $8 - $10 and takes 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Summer St @ Atlantic Ave and arriving at Franklin St @ Devonshire St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Station station and arriving at Downtown Crossing. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 min.

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The distance between South Station Bus Terminal and Boston is 3255 feet.

The best way to get from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston without a car is to subway which takes 5 min and costs $3.

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The subway from South Station to Downtown Crossing takes 2 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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South Station Bus Terminal to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Summer St @ Atlantic Ave station.

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South Station Bus Terminal to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, depart from South Station.

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South Station Bus Terminal to Boston bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Franklin St @ Devonshire St station.

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Map of how to get from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston.
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  • Distance: 3255 feet
  • Duration: 5 min

What companies run services between South Station Bus Terminal, MA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a vehicle from South Station to Downtown Crossing every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 2 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Summer St @ Atlantic Ave to Franklin St @ Devonshire St every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 3 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from South Station to Downtown Crossing
Ave. Duration
2 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from South Station Bus Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
2 min
Estimated price
$8 - $10
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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South Station Bus Terminal to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Downtown Crossing station.

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