Transportation Around Boston Back Bay

Visitors to Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood can choose from several local public transportation options. These options include train service, subway service and public bus service.

Let’s take a look at these public transportation options to see how they can be used to visit the sights and attractions located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

--Boston’s MBTA offers commuter train service to Back Bay.

Visitors can travel to Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood via several MBTA commuter lines. These lines include the Framingham/Worcester Line, the Franklin Commuter Line, the Needham Commuter Line and the Providence-Stoughton Line. Trains that travel along these routes make stops to and from the Back Bay neighborhood about every 35 minutes during peak travel times and about every 35 to 70 minutes after 7:00 P.M. until 1:00 A.M.

--Boston’s subway system offers service to and from Back Bay.

Boston’s subway system includes a stop at Back Bay. Passengers who wish to take the subway to Back Bay should take the Orange Line that serves among other areas Chinatown Station, the Downtown area, Haymarket Station, Malden Center Station, Massachusetts Avenue Station and Jackson Square Station.

The Orange Line makes stops to and from Back Bay about every 8 to 10 minutes until 12:35 A.M. each day. As a result, many locals prefer to travel to and from Back Bay via the Orange Line because it tends to be a more efficient way to travel to and from the neighborhood.

--Passengers who travel to and from Back Bay via train or subway will stop at Back Bay Station.

Back Bay Station is one of Boston’s biggest multipurpose transportation hubs. It’s located at 145 Dartmouth Street. The station features three passenger platforms. One of the platforms serve passengers who use the Orange Line exclusively. The other two passenger platforms serve passengers who travel by train.

Moreover, Back Bay Station also features a modern bus terminal that offers passengers direct access to Boston’s public bus system. It's located just east of the passenger platforms.

Here's some information about the bus routes that serve Back Bay Station.

--Boston’s public bus system features two routes that stop at Back Bay Station.

The first route is Route 10. This route makes stops at such important destinations as the City Point Bus Terminal, East Broadway and South Bay Mall. Buses that travel along Route 10 make stops to Back Bay Station about every 20 to 35 minutes until 1:00 A.M.

Finally, the second route that serves Back Bay Station is Route 39. This route travels primarily along Huntington Avenue and Center Street. Buses that travel along Route 39 travel to and from Back Bay Station about every 7 to 10 minutes during peak travel times. They also travel about every 12 minutes after 7:00 P.M. until 1:00 A.M. each day for your convenience.

For more information, please visit any MBTA train station for more details and updated schedule information.