Boston Transport Guide

Touted as ‘America's Walking City’ due to its compact size, Boston has been rated as the third most walkable city in the US with the highest percentage of on-foot commuters of any city in the United States. Boots not made for walking? There’s plenty of other ways to get around Boston.

How to get around Boston

As well as walking, the city also favours cycling and ranks pretty high in terms of transit accessibility. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates bus, subway, short distance rail, and water ferry passenger services throughout the city and region. There’s 162 bus routes within the Greater Boston area and you can even catch one of the few remaining trolleybus lines in the US, although these principally operate in the adjoining city of Cambridge. Boston also has the oldest subway system in North America with the first underground streetcar traffic dating back to 1897. Taxi services are readily available throughout the city and there are several reputable hire car companies around town too if you want to go it alone.