Station Transportation Center (map)
is the city's main transportaation hub, only
a short walk from Boston's Seaport
District, Chinatown, and Downtown
The Transportation Center has three main parts:
Amtrak & Commuter Rail Trains
Historic South Station serves some MBTA Commuter Rail trains
as well as Amtrak intercity trains to and from cities to the west and south of Boston (such as New York City).
(Amtrak's Downeaster train to
to Portland, Maine leaves from North Station.)
South Station's grand hall has a
food court and shops. More...
Intercity & Interstate Buses
South Station Bus Terminal on
the south side of South Station serves regional
buses to the South Shore, Cape Cod, the New England states, and interstate buses to destinations beyond (such as New York City). More...
Red & Silver Lines
subway station beneath
South Station serves Red
Line subway hybrid buses. Silver Line Bus SL1 takes you to all the terminals at Boston-Logan International Airport. More...
station is entered by descending steps
or escalators near South Station's main entrance
at Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue. More...
arrive and depart from North
a 1.1-mile (1.8-km) walk or a short taxi ride
north of South
To travel from South Station to North
Station by subway, descend
to the Red
Line subway station following signs
for trains to Alewife. Take the Red
Line Alewife train to Downtown
Crossing and change to an
Orange Line train bound for Oak
Get out at North
Station, walk upstairs
and into North
—by Tom Brosnahan