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There are 4 ways to get from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center by train, bus, taxi or foot

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from South Station to Back Bay Needham Line / ...

3 alternative options

Line 504 bus  •  20 min

  1. Take the line 504 bus from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St to Saint James Ave @ Dartmouth St 501 / ...

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center 2.1 miles

Walk  •  30 min

  1. Walk from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center 1.6 miles

South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center by train and walk

The journey time between South Station and The Shops at Prudential Center is around 5 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4 min. Services are operated by MBTA, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak Acela Express. Typically 630 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
5 min
Fastest journey time:
4 min
Journey distance:
2 miles
Services per week:
630
Cheapest price:
$0
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:25
Last service departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center train and walk schedules

South Station → The Shops at Prudential Center
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Shops at Prudential Center is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in The Shops at Prudential Center is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The most affordable way to get from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center is to line 504 bus, which costs $0 - $5 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center is to taxi which costs $10 - $13 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St and arriving at Saint James Ave @ Dartmouth St. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Station station and arriving at Back Bay. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 min.

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The distance between South Station and The Shops at Prudential Center is 1 miles.

The best way to get from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs $0 - $85.

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The train from South Station to Back Bay takes 5 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St station.

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South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center train services, operated by MBTA, depart from South Station.

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The best way to get from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center is to train which takes 18 min and costs $0 - $85. Alternatively, you can line 504 bus, which costs $0 - $5 and takes 20 min.

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Map of how to get from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center.
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  • Distance: 1.4 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

What companies run services between South Station, MA, USA and The Shops at Prudential Center, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a train from South Station to Back Bay every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $0 - $7 and the journey takes 5 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St to Saint James Ave @ Dartmouth St every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $0 - $5 and the journey takes 6 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $7
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$2 - $7
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$11 - $35
Reserved Coach Seat
$23 - $65
Business Class Seat
$35 - $85
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Boston
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$60 - $85
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$55 - $85
Business Seat - Child
$55 - $80
First Class - Adult
$100 - $150
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $140
First Class - Child
$95 - $140
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St to Saint James Ave @ Dartmouth St
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Other operators
Taxi from South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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 to The Shops at Prudential Center bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Saint James Ave @ Dartmouth St station.

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South Station to The Shops at Prudential Center train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Back Bay station.

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