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MBTA Back Bay Station (BBY)

Metro Station, Train Station, and Bus Station
South End, Boston
  • Eric T.
    "If you love diesel fumes, this place is for you!"(6 Tips)
    Jenna W.
    "underground concourse into Copley and the Pru."(4 Tips)
    Will J.
    "The burritos at the ChaChaCha burrito cart are awesome."(2 Tips)
    "a bit sketchy but may save a couple minutes if you're heading east."(3 Tips)
104 Tips and reviews
  • burrito cart
  • copley
  • diesel fumes
  • donuts
  • scenic views
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  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy to get to. Great employees! Trains are almost always on time and the people who ride are very respectful. It's a great alternative to flying around the Northeast. Plus, you can't beat the views!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Do not, under any circumstance even attempt to use the bathrooms here. You'll regret it. Seriously don't. Cross the street if you have to and go elsewhere.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the tunnel to copley!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeibowitzSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Horrible station. It's old, smelly, run down and the bathrooms are full of hobos. Go to South Station instead.
  • Ying W.
    Ying WangJune 8, 2014
    Do not use the women's restroom here. Gross and sometimes dangerous
  • Jason U.
    Jason UgaMay 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the hobo colony they call tge men's room at all costs.
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CochranJanuary 3, 2014
    Ugh those diesel fumes though....still pretty safe thought for a train station, especially at night
  • Tyler G.
    Tyler GeeJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They delay trains and don't post it. Their clerks are as intelligent as a box of hair.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SeeberDecember 26, 2013
    You'll freeze your tits off.
  • Kacey S.
    Kacey StamatsNovember 23, 2013
    Dear Amtrak, I think you're wonderful but I'll never understand why almost all of your bathrooms- on train and off- are so filthy.
  • Alex
    AlexNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Feel like you're in jail, use the stainless steel toilets and urinals!!
  • Megan B.
    Megan BakerNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The burrito cart is awesome.
  • Billy L.
    Billy LeazerAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChuJuly 29, 2013
    Free ride from back bay to south station
  • Aleece F.
    Aleece FitzgeraldJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't take the back stairs, the longer walk is worth it to your nose!!!
  • Maggie
    MaggieJuly 10, 2013
    Scariest bathrooms. HOVER LADIES
  • Vik C.
    Vik ChhabraJune 20, 2013
    Dogfish 90min is the only upside of the Accela.
  • Billy L.
    Billy LeazerMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
  • Sandra G.
    Sandra GodsaveMay 4, 2013
    love is all we need a day begin story
  • Luofei D.
    Luofei DengApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of the junkie with a sob story about needing money to catch a train to rehab. He loafs between here and South Station with the same racket.
    Upvoted Jun 21
  • Edith E.
    Edith EstereneMarch 19, 2013
    OK with services
  • Billy L.
    Billy LeazerMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
  • Angela G.
    Angela GreeneDecember 28, 2012
    Reminds me of the port authority circa the 70's.
  • john m.
    john matarazaDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been in coal mines with better air quality.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JonesNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The raw juice place is great and open early....
  • Peter
    PeterNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the bathrooms at all costs. There are no working soap dispensers and who knows what sort of foul behavior has taken place in the stalls.
  • Liam M.
    Liam McCartneyNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't arrive too early for your departing train or you'll end up breathing in diesel fumes while you wait.
  • Emily X.
    Emily XQNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Back Bay bathrooms are so wretched it makes you wonder what third world bathrooms are like... Hmmm renovation needed ASAP!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OOctober 31, 2012
    There is a tunnel that leads to the shops at Copley and the Prudential Center Mall.
  • Miguel M.
    Miguel M.October 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Needs better ventilation on tracks 1-3. Constant fog of diesel in the air.
  • Melanie K.
    Melanie KatzSeptember 19, 2012
    This place takes the cake for being the ugliest MBTA commuter station in Boston. Also, about the bathrooms here... I'd avoid those.
  • Colin B.
    Colin B.September 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Men's room is mad sketchy.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CobbSeptember 8, 2012
    Using the restroom is a great way to lose weight. It is the most humid place in existence.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FogartyAugust 22, 2012
    I could be wrong, but if the constant heat and smoke are any indication, this place is built on a volcano.
  • A. Frank L.
    A. Frank LacinaAugust 11, 2012
    So smelly and damp/humid.
  • Emily X.
    Emily XQJune 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you haven't seem the dude who looks like Alice Cooper carrying around a lady twin mannequin torso, then you haven't truly experienced Back Bay station.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony Abu-HannaJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place sucks.
  • Chocolee W.
    Chocolee WilsonJune 2, 2012
    Use the private stall when using mens room, and wear gloves.
  • Julie R.
    Julie RingdahlMay 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Two dunkin donuts in the station!! Love it
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 17, 2012
    Pick up a commuter rail train or feed the birds that inexplicably inhabit this station.
  • Shirronda A.
    Shirronda AlmeidaApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Red box hot spot
  • Patrice J.
    Patrice JonesApril 5, 2012
    Not the best ventilated venue. Double Dunkin Donuts is nice though.
  • Pose M.
    Pose ManApril 1, 2012
    Took a big dump in the one stall that had a lock... Pretty peaceful lol
  • Todd
    ToddMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    At cart between subway and commuter rail, get a bacon, egg, cheese on a roll. Epic win! Cat makes a killer sandwich.
  • Maureen A.
    Maureen AllisonMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the pidgeons! They're EVERYWHERE.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BaranowMarch 10, 2012
    Trying to get high for free? Come hang out at this stop for a little, they got those bomb fumes.
  • Katie S.
    Katie ScannellFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pigeons everywhere
  • Pam M.
    Pam MabroukFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the restrooms across the street. The facilitirs in Back Bay are horrid
  • Jack M.
    Jack McNamaraFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a flashmob where everyone gets depressed
  • Taro M.
    Taro MinamiJanuary 14, 2012
    Check the train schedule in advance or you may end up waiting 1 hour or more. Not fun.
  • Jenna C.
    Jenna CalderaraDecember 20, 2011
    Get ready to get wet by the many leaks and to be hustled by someone "trying to get money for the Providence train"
  • Tracy Q.
    Tracy Quinn McLennanDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Judging by the litter, Natural Light seems to be the beer of choice for the homeless.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LionbergerDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Under construction, takes a little more time to navigate.
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KisselDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Worcester Commuter train always arrives on tracks 5 or 7, and there's secret entrance/exit on Dartmouth across the street from the main station building!
  • Jack M.
    Jack McNamaraNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coming here has the same general feeling as watching a puppy die.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KnottsNovember 16, 2011
    Busy, Busy! Watch out for the homeless pan-handlers claiming they're "stranded" and need money for the MegaBus
  • Pam M.
    Pam MabroukOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure your cellphone is charged and be sure to download the app.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HrywnaOctober 21, 2011
    No exaggeration about the diesel fumes - whoa
  • Don B.
    Don BradfordOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dunk'n opens after the first trains leave in the am... Get your joe somewhere else.
  • Melyorise S.
    Dont bring a credit card!
  • Katie L.
    Katie LeighSeptember 30, 2011
    Bring a sweater its like a freezer on this damn train
  • Eric H.
    Eric HuangSeptember 22, 2011
    Free wifi, big chairs and cool, cool aircon. Ahhh ...
  • Paul B.
    Paul BSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the bathroom across the street in the mall. Believe me, you'll be happy you did.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GodekSeptember 12, 2011
  • Kristin
    KristinSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Smells like diesel fuel, bathrooms are disgusting, and MBTA transit police hardly help the homeless situation. Oh plus during heavy commuting hours you will almost never get a seat
  • iamreff
    iamreffAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    theres a back door entrance via Berkley. a bit sketchy but may save a couple minutes if you're heading east.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TurekAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Orange Line is good to get from Back Bay to N. Station during the day. At night it gets sketchy. Take a cab.
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkAugust 20, 2011
    Terrible diesel fumes, extravagantly but poorly designed (IMO), but very convenient for Orange Line residents to get to NYC on Amtrak. Overly commercialized
  • Greg S.
    Greg ShumcheniaJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The men's room in the summer is like the Amazon rainforest.
  • Alexandra D.
    Disorganized and employees were rude. Way too hot in here too.
  • Robyn H.
    Robyn HolmanJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Runs til 12:45 on Monday's!
  • Miracle Day
    Miracle DayJune 30, 2011
    See what the tides will bringing into the Back Bay on 7.7.11. Join the March #MiracleDay
  • Amtrak
    AmtrakJune 20, 2011
    Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MastrobuonoJune 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Smells like homeless people
  • David M.
    David MITJune 20, 2011
    Wear a gas mask to avoid the diesel fumes!
  • George S.
    George SmithJune 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Wait inside, die from exposure to toxic fumes... Wait outside, breathe in second hand smoke from at least a dozen homeless ppl puffing away under the No Smoking signs & get harassed endlessly for $
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'ConnorMay 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for the homeless man who throws trash
  • Dana L.
    Dana LyfordApril 24, 2011
    Do not, under any circumstance, use the restrooms here. Better men than you have tried and failed.
  • Katie F.
    Katie FoleyMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They are doing a little construction outside the back exit (Clarendon Street).
  • Meagan F.
    Meagan FMarch 20, 2011
    Two dunkins in one building!!! Sweeeeeeet
  • Dan J.
    Dan JohnstonMarch 16, 2011
    Someone tore the roof off the sucker. Hope it gets fixed soon!
  • Eric F.
    Eric FieldsMarch 11, 2011
    Try the fish.
  • Jacob Y.
    Jacob YangMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hopping a commuter train from Back Bay to South Station is reportedly free!
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GuerreroFebruary 22, 2011
    Tracks 1 and 2 is covered in smog from the diesel trains
  • Narnia Fans
    Narnia FansFebruary 17, 2011
    To promote the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Prince Caspian, Disney offered free subway rides to some commuters. Read more
  • Maureen G.
    Maureen Gawron CoppFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Smells like pee here.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KentJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring an extra jacket if you are waiting long in winter - the station is cold!
  • Justin K.
    Justin KammerDecember 7, 2010
    Stranded in BB after getting on at Ruggles...the O-Line needs new trains.
  • sheri k.
    sheri kNovember 22, 2010
    Either ask the conducter if you're on the right train OR join a free game of MBTA roulette! The station is disorganized, switches tracks at the last minute & only announces about half the trains!
  • Barbara G.
    Barbara GavinNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you take the Orange Line (subway) from here, it is OK. If you take commuter rail, it is crappy. Heaps of litter along the tracks downstairs and the platform smells like urine. Just yucky.
  • Peter L.
    Peter LehrmanOctober 26, 2010
    Taco stand is the best, then hit DUnkin D for some coffee crack
  • Will J.
    Will JacommeSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The burritos at the ChaChaCha burrito cart are awesome. The sometimes-long line at noon is testament to that. The marinated pork is especially savory.
  • Will J.
    Will JacommeSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    On rainy days, you can take a shower while banking at the BoA ATM.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    On days of crappy weather take the underground concourse into Copley and the Pru.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The underground concourse will take you directly into Copley and through the Pru. Perfect for bad weather days.
  • Peter H.
    Peter HerbstAugust 25, 2010
    It's just like the Port Authority in NYC! (Circa '78)
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica C.August 13, 2010
    Use the Clarendon St exit at the end of the platform if you're headed toward the East side of the street anyway. It's easier than using the main exit and having to cross the street during rush hour.
  • Caitriona™
    Caitriona™August 10, 2010
    Great shops up the stairs!
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WainwrightAugust 7, 2010
    These huge rolling objects come througj here and you get in them and they take you to other places.
  • @chrisinboston M.
    Check the commuter rail schedule in person. Apparently online and the one posted is incorrect. Stuck here for another hour and a half! #fml
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