TRANSPORTATION: PUBLIC & CITY
BOSTON COMMUTER BOAT SERVICE
This MBTA commuter boat service crosses between Charlestown Navy Yard and Long Wharf in the Financial District. It’s a quick (10 minutes) way to get to Charlestown to explore attractions like the USS Constitution Museum. Fare: $3.50. Departs M-F 6:30 am-8 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm. 1 Long Wharf 617.227.4321.
BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES WATER TAXI
the Water Taxi operates year-round, offering travelers an alternative to traditional ground transportation. Look for 28 water taxi stops along the waterfront. Call for a pick-up 6:30 am-10 pm (until 8 pm on Su). Tickets available onboard: $12. 1 Long Wharf 617.227.4320.
These eco-friendly, bike-propelled chariots transport patrons across the city. Hail one or call for a pickup—and “pay as you please.” Tours start at $95. Riders are out 11 am-11 pm. 617.266.2005.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority offers bus services to complement its subway system. Bus routes run throughout Boston proper, Greater Boston and suburbs. Operates from 5:15-12:30 am. Fares: $1.70-2. 617.222.3200.
Boston’s subway system (a.k.a. the “T”) is the nation’s oldest. It is comprised of five lines (Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Silver) and connects areas like Newton, Malden and Logan Airport with Downtown Boston. Fare per ride: $2.252.75. The subway operates from 5 am 1 am. 617.222.3200.
NEW BALANCE HUBWAY
Hubway features 180 bicycle rental stations across Boston where visitors can grab a bike. Season: April-November; select Cambridge locations open year-round. Price: $6 for 24 hours; $20 monthly pass; $85 yearly pass. 855.948.2929.