The South Station Train Terminal is at the core of the intermodal transportation hub located in Downtown Boston. The Train Terminal provides service for the Commuter rail, Amtrak, Bus Terminal, and the MBTA's Red Line and Silver line.
"South Station is New England's 2nd largest transportation center after Logan Airport, and before my Uncle Jerry's station wagon service." - Conan O'Brien
Amtrak trains have got 120v power outlets as well as food (for sale) on board, so bring your computer and watch a movie.
Get to the bus stations early if you are headed to nyc. Wil be long lines
Bolt Bus is the way to go. Outlets at every seat, leather, free wifi and tickets never go higher then $21. Bring food though, they don't all make stops. Register online and get A tickets (load first)
Bolt Bus isn't that bad, and it has outlets and wi-fi.
What's with the rush? Chill out for a second there chief, no need to sprint down the stairs hitting ppl with your bags, another train will arrive in 3 mins.
Get to south station early and avoid the crowds in the morning.
There are no outlets anywhere, just small metal grates that look suspiciously similar to outlets because the world is a cruel place.
I like to stand at the end of the Red Line platform. In hopes of getting a seat.
Don't forget: please board and exit the train only at a door attended by a crew member!
Plenty of seating in the mezzanine if you can't find a spot in the main area
Grab a chocolate croissant from Au Bon Pain and people-watch!
South Station opened in 1899 at the cost of $3.6 million dollars! Today that would be roughly $86.22 million dollars.
Get on a busssss!
Make sure you get cash before arriving at South Station as they don't take cards on board and the ATMs lines are packed around 5pm.
Don't try to pet the police dogs. Their partners really hate that.
Traveling on a Friday afternoon or evening? Arrive early, get in line to board early and plan delays into your schedule. The alternative is having to wait an hour or more when your bus is full.
LOOK UP while waiting in line to buy your commuter rail or Amtrak ticket. The beautiful ceiling too often goes unnoticed.
Just remember, if you wanted to get somewhere on time, you wouldn't be taking the bus. So relax, you'll get there eventually.
Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
Make sure you get on the right train!
the men's room hand dryers are only slightly more effective than blowing on your hands for 5 minutes. here's to public health!
Make sure to get a Charlie card and not a charlie ticket, it'll save you a good chunk of money
South Station opened in 1899 at a cost of $3.6 million. A major renovation completed in 1989. Serves more than a million intercity passengers as well as over 18 million commuter rail passengers.
Stand in the middle and look at the big board of arrivals/departures.
Grab a corner seat, nest, snuggle up and enjoy the ride!
Best bus to NYC: Lucky Star @ $15 (4 hrs w/ stop for food) / Mega Bus ($21) has wi-fi and power outlets, however they dont stop for food and still take about 4 hrs.
Have 15 min and $5? Run to a Chinatown bakery before your train/bus and buy cheap, delicious buns for your trip.
Guy playing guitar and singing in Spanish is not bad. Wouldn't be mad if he played something more upbeat though!
Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!
Bathrooms are expectedly gross.
The Train village is up! Be sure to check it out. Can you guess this year's theme?
If looking for decent food, stop by Cosi for breakfast or lunch/dinner sandwich, coffee, fruit cup and more. Quick, but definitely better than fast-food quality.
there is one curly headed girl...she wears a backpack, her hair is usually in a bun, she has a neck tattoo, and she's about 5 feet tall....EVERY day i see this girl telling the story "I looked at how
hell on earth.
Try not to buy food here, you'll get ripped off as in most train stations. If you have time eat in Chinatown instead, it's right across the street and you'll get more for your money.
Nothing is vegetarian here...
Dartmouth coach takes u to New London, Lebanon & Hanover from here
Megabus has less power outlets then boltbus
Best coffee - Au Bon Pain. Fastest moving line for water - the news stand. And buy your ticket/pass for local trains at the station; the onboard markup is significant.
fastest food in bus terminal that is not McDonald's: cold sandwich from d'angelo's.
the new orleans chicken place across from cosi actually ain't too bad
Parking on Saturday and Sunday is $8 for the day at the South Station bus terminal. #hiddengem
Need to charge your phone? There's an outlet in the corner by the elevator bank. Pull up a chair and keep texting away.
There's sometimes a bag inspection down by the T entrance.
Arrive a little early, avoid the chains, and grab a bite in Chinatown before hitting the road.
Get in line early for Bolt Bus to wait standby for an earlier bus. Register online for a free account to get an A boarding pass and earn rewards for a free trip!
If you need an earlier bus ALWAYS ask! There may be room! Ask at the GATE. I've done it, good luck ;)
Lots of bums outside of this place