In addition to the MBTA busses, there are private bus lines that operate throughout New England for daily commuting trips. Below is a listing of the most popular:
Boston Express Bus – New Hampshire & Northern MA to Boston Concord, NH; Manchester, NH; North Londb
Phone Number: 800-639-8080
Web Site: www.bostonexpressbus.com
Stops in: Concord, NH; Manchester, NH; North Londonderry, NH; Londonderry, NH; Salem, NH; Nashua, NH; Tyngsboro, MA, South Station; Logan Airport
The Coach Company - Plaistow, NH, Amesbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Haverhill
Phone Number: 603-382-6623
Web Site: www.coachco.com
Stops in: Amesbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Haverhill, Groveland, Georgetown, Boxford, Topsfield, Lynnfield, Boston
Plymouth & Brockton Bus - Plymouth, Kingston, Rockland, Duxbury, Marshfield, Sagamore, Barnstable, Hyannis
Phone Number: 508-746-0378
Web Site: www.p-b.com
Stops in: Plymouth, Marshfield, Rockland, Kingston, Duxbury, Sagamore, Barnstable, Hyannis and Boston
H & L Bloom, Inc. –Raynham, Taunton, West Bridgewater, Brockton
Phone Number: 508-822-1991
Web Site: www.bloombus.com
Stops in: Taunton, Raynham Bridgewater, Brockton, Boston
View the complete listing of Private Bus Carriers by City/Town.
Working in Boston, we are very fortunate to have many public transportation options from the commuter rail, to the subway, commuter boats, silver line, and MBTA busses. Finding what’s right for you, depends upon where you live and your work schedule. The best way to map your route is to use the MBTA route planner.
If you use public transit regularly, it is easiest to get a Charliecard. You can get a free card from a customer service rep located at most stations (including Alewife, Harvard Square, Park Street, North and South Station, Forest Hills, Ruggles, and Oak Square) you can load up a monthly fare or store cash on the card to pay for trips as you go.
The most cost effective way of purchasing your monthly transit pass is through your employer. Your employer can set up a pre-tax deduction from your paycheck of up to $130/month for transit. An employer may also subsidize the cost of the transit pass in addition to the pre-tax savings up to a total benefit of $130/month.
For the schedules on all the routes, please see http://www.mbta.com/.