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Concord is 20 miles (32 km) NW of Boston, 15 miles (24 km) NW of Cambridge, 6 miles (8 km) W of Lexington by car, train, bike or taxi.

Monument in Monument Square, Concord MA
The Monument in
Monument Square,
Concord MA...




Concord is 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Boston along MA Route 2 (map). From Interstate 95 take the exit for Route 2 West. At the traffic signal at the bottom of a steep hill, the highway turns left; don't turn left, continue straight along Cambridge Turnpike to reach Concord center and Monument Square.

A slower but more interesting route is via Lexington: from Route 2, take Exit 57 and follow MA Route 4 north to Lexington Center and Lexington Green, site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War. Bear left at the Minuteman statue (southeast point of the Green) and follow Massachusetts Avenue to MA Route 2A. Turn right on 2A and floolw the signs reading "Battle Road." This is the route taken by the British troops going out to Concord to search for arms stockpiled illegally by the colonials. It takes you along parallel to Battle Road Trail ( a foot- and bike-path), past the entrance to the Minuteman National Historical Park Battle Road Visitor Center and the place where Paul Revere was captured by British soldiers after his historic ride to alert the countryside to the British expedition. Bar left along Lexington Road to reach Concord center and Monument Square.


On weekdays, 20 MBTA Commuter Rail trains a day leave Boston's North Station on the Fitchburg/ South Acton Line for the 40-minute trip to Concord. On Saturday there are normally 12 trains, and on Sunday, 8, but in 2015 weekend train service is suspended until November 22nd. No trains will operate on weekends until that date. More...

The train can also be boarded at the Red Line's Porter Square subway station in Cambridge (go north on Massachusetts Avenue from Harvard Square for about a mile, and the station is next to the shopping center, under the iron bridge).

The train arrives at Concord's Depot on Thoreau Street at Sudbury Road (map), which is a 10- or 15-minute walk (6/10ths mile, 1 km) from the Concord Visitor Center and Monument Square.

There are no municipal or intercity buses to or from Concord.


The only bus transportation is a weekday commuter service operated by A Yankee Line, Inc. The bus departs Acton and Concord around 7:00 am and arrives in Boston at Copley Square around 7:50 am. Return buses depart Copley Square at 2:45 pm, arriving in Concord at 3:30 pm; and 5:05 pm, arriving in Concord at 6:00 pm. No weekend service. Obviously, this service is convenient for commuters, but not for day-trips from Boston to Concord. More...


The Minuteman Bikeway extends from Boston and Cambridge to Lexington, Bedford and Concord. More...

Ata Cycle, 93 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742 (tel: 978-369-5960,, right across Thoreau Street from the Concord Depot (MBTA Commuter Rail train station; map), rents bicycles for $25 per day (plus $5 for helmet and lock, if you wish). It's a good idea to call and reserve your bike in advance. More...


Sunshine Taxi Cab (tel: 978-369-1752) is a Concord-based taxi company. You must reserve your ride in advance by phone.

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Train from Boston arriving at Concord Depot, Concord MA

Above, an MBTA Commuter Rail train arrives from Boston at the Concord Depot.


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