Getting Around

PUBLIC TRANSIT

The best way to see Cambridge is to utilize the public transit system. The Red Line of the subway serves as the quick (5 minutes!) and easy link between Boston and Cambridge with stops in Kendall Square, Central Square, Harvard Square, Porter Square and West Cambridge. The Green Line of the subway connects Boston and East Cambridge. The bus system is convenient to all parts of Cambridge and provides accessibility to Boston.

Boston's MBTA - or the "T" as we call it - is America's first and most complete public transit system. Trace its history of mobility back to 1631, the MBTA is proud to carry its tradition of innovation and top-quality service into the new century.

Bus and Subway Service run from 5:30am to 12:30am Monday-Saturday; 6:00am to 12:30am Sundays.

Fare for the subway or bus is a one way flat fee regardless of area traveled. 1-day or 7-day passes are available and are good for unlimited subway and bus travel. Visit an MBTA full-service, in-station fare vending machine to purchase a CharlieCard, your T pass to the whole city.
mbta.com

DISTANCES

Boston, MA – 2 miles
Providence, RI – 40 miles
Manchester, NH – 45 miles
Hyannis, MA – 60 miles
New York, NY – 190 miles

ACCESSIBILITY

Businesses on this site are listed as having “Handicap Access” if they identified themselves as handicapped accessible. Please contact the venue directly for details about the specific accommodations that are available.

ACCESSIBLE CAMBRIDGE TAXI (ACT)

For a wheelchair-accessible taxicab
800 616 1228
cambridgema.gov/license/Hackney.aspx

CAMBRIDGE COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (CCPD)

The CCPD serves as a community resource to address access, equal rights and other issues of concern to people with disabilities.
617 349 4692
TTY 617 492 0235
cambridgema.gov/DHSP/programsforadults/ccpd.aspx


Transportation Services

Subway & Bus Apps

These handy mobile apps make using public transportation easy and convenient.

Embark Boston T
Catch The Bus

GETTING HERE

BY AIR

Boston’s Logan International Airport is located a few miles from Cambridge, and is easily accessible by car or subway (take the Silver Line from any airport terminal to South Station, then switch to the Red Line to get to Cambridge – travel time is about 30-40 minutes).
Logan Airport

BY RAIL

Amtrak provides rail service into Boston. From cities west and south, trains arrive at Boston’s South Station. From South Station, get to Cambridge on the subway’s Red Line or in a taxi. From cities north of Boston, trains arrive at North Station, which also offers a taxi stand as well as a connection to the subway’s Green Line.
Amtrak

The MBTA’s commuter rail connects cities throughout the Metro Boston area with Cambridge and Boston.
Commuter Rail

By Bus

Many companies offer bus service into Boston’s South Station (get to Cambridge from South Station by switching to the subway’s Red Line, or taking a taxi).
Bolt Bus
Concord Coach Lines
Greyhound
Megabus
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co.

BY CAR

There is one and two hour metered street parking throughout the city. All non-metered parking on Cambridge city streets is for resident parking only and requires a permit. Residents can obtain visitor parking permits for their guests from Cambridge Traffic, Parking & Transportation. The City of Cambridge operates 11 paid off-street parking facilities and there are numerous private garages and lots throughout the city.

Cambridge Traffic, Parking & Transportation
Electric Car Parking Locations (PDF)
Public Parking Lots (PDF)