Hipfig Travel Channel offers travel video guides for more than 20 cities in Asia, US and Canada. If you like our travel videos, subscribe to this channel to see more. Hey everyone, Welcome to hipfig’s video guide series on Boston. In this video we will be discussing the most convenient and economical way to get around Boston and vicinity using public transportation.
Keep watching for tips to make your ride T-rrific in Boston. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or MBTA runs the buses and T (subway) in Boston. The subway system is referred to as T in Boston Fares for the MBTA subway or T and buses can be paid using the Charliecard which is a reloadable card used to pay for rides you can also purchase paper tickets and stored value cards for single or multiple rides at any vending machine at any T station Using a Charliecards or Charlieticket is a convenient, economical way to pay for MBTA fares on buses and the T. Instead of paying each time you use the T, use the stored value on your charlie card.
Your fare will be deducted each time you ride the T. Allowing you to pay as you go on the subway and bus. When you use the Charliecard, Boston subway (T) transfers are discounted, and local bus to local bus transfers are free when you use the Charliecard. The most convenient fast and economical way to get around Boston is the subway or T as it is known in Boston.
The MBTA has five subway or T lines within Boston. The five T lines are designated by color: blue, green, orange, red, and silver line. All these lines are train lines with the exception of the Silver line which is run by a bus (rapid transit) Please be aware that the green, red, and silver line have multiple sub-routes. The T-lines operate according to a spoke wheel design with the lines running radially to and from central Boston.
The various T-lines do not consistently run in any given compass direction. The directions refer to line directions as inbound or outbound. Inbound trains travel towards the 4 downtown transfer stations and the outbound trains travel away from these hub stations . The MBTA.
Also runs a commuter rail system. Trains originate at two major terminals in Boston: South Station and North Station Both transportation hubs offer connections to Amtrak, local bus, and subway lines. The MBTA also run a system of three ferry routes via Boston Harbor. One of these is an inner harbor service linking the downtown waterfront with the Boston Navy Yard in Charlestown.
The other two routes are commuter routes linking downtown to Hingham, Hull, and Salem. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a hundred and seventy-eight bus routes in the Greater Boston area. Check on hipfig’s website for links to maps and information for bus routes. Bus stops are conveniently located outside subway stations.
Hop on and hop off bus tours are convenient if you don’t want to deal with public transportation, and your visit is very short. Stops are near most tourist sites and you can hop on and hop off anytime the bus service runs. There are several companies which run these kinds of services and some have discount with multi-attraction passes like Citypass and Go Boston Most bus tours originate around the Aquarium (New England Aquarium). If you have time, take an MTA.
Ferry or a boat tour around Boston Harbor Some of the hop on and hop off services offer an additional boat tour as well Happy Travels! Go to hipfig.Com for more information or go to our hipfig travel channel on YouTube and be sure to subscribe for regular updates.