MBTA South Station

700 Atlantic Ave. (at Summer St.), Boston, MA 02110, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
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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.


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  • Team Coco

    "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

    Team Coco · November 10, 2011
  • naveen

    Amtrak trains have got 120v power outlets as well as food (for sale) on board, so bring your computer and watch a movie.

    naveen · September 6, 2010
  • Warren B.

    Get to the bus stations early if you are headed to nyc. Wil be long lines

    Warren Bowman Jr · April 17, 2010
  • Danielle F.

    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)

    Danielle F · August 16, 2010
  • alicetiara

    Bolt Bus isn't that bad, and it has outlets and wi-fi.

    alicetiara · June 1, 2009
  • Dan B.

    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.

    Dan Bergeron · August 3, 2011
  • Dave D.

    Get to south station early and avoid the crowds in the morning.

    Dave D · November 3, 2009
  • Folu A.

    There are no outlets anywhere, just small metal grates that look suspiciously similar to outlets because the world is a cruel place.

    Folu Akinkuotu · November 24, 2011
  • Jen S.

    I like to stand at the end of the Red Line platform. In hopes of getting a seat.

    Jen S · June 22, 2010
  • Visit Philly

    Quick! It’s 40% off a companion fare when you visit Philadelphia with a friend on Northeast Regional through December 16, 2010. Read more

    Visit Philly · December 6, 2010
  • Natalie D.

    Don't forget: please board and exit the train only at a door attended by a crew member!

    Natalie D · December 2, 2010
  • Colin J.

    Plenty of seating in the mezzanine if you can't find a spot in the main area

    Colin Jesmer · February 26, 2010
  • Kim P.

    Grab a chocolate croissant from Au Bon Pain and people-watch!

    Kim Pham · June 10, 2010
  • Samsonite

    South Station opened in 1899 at the cost of $3.6 million dollars! Today that would be roughly $86.22 million dollars.

    Samsonite · May 3, 2011
  • Nicky D.

    Get on a busssss!

    Nicky Digital · April 4, 2012
  • Greg A.

    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.

    Greg Avola · March 19, 2010
  • rewod p.

    Don't try to pet the police dogs. Their partners really hate that.

    rewod phlip · December 21, 2009
  • R. Andrew H.

    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.

    R. Andrew Holleron · July 13, 2010
  • Carolyn M.

    LOOK UP while waiting in line to buy your commuter rail or Amtrak ticket. The beautiful ceiling too often goes unnoticed.

    Carolyn McRae · August 13, 2012
  • John L.

    Just remember, if you wanted to get somewhere on time, you wouldn't be taking the bus. So relax, you'll get there eventually.

    John L · July 16, 2012
  • Las Vegas M.

    Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.

    Las Vegas Mannequins · December 4, 2011
  • .Mark F.

    Make sure you get on the right train!

    .Mark Feldman ✳ · October 14, 2011
  • Ted P.

    the men's room hand dryers are only slightly more effective than blowing on your hands for 5 minutes. here's to public health!

    Ted Pennings · May 30, 2011
  • Ron S.

    Make sure to get a Charlie card and not a charlie ticket, it'll save you a good chunk of money

    Ron Shapiro · March 11, 2011
  • Onur Ö.

    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.

    Onur Özgün · February 15, 2013
  • Jake S.

    Stand in the middle and look at the big board of arrivals/departures.

    Jake Smith · December 18, 2011
  • KJ

    Grab a corner seat, nest, snuggle up and enjoy the ride!

    KJ · October 24, 2010
  • Sebastian H.

    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.

    Sebastian Humbert · September 2, 2010
  • Christina X.

    Have 15 min and $5? Run to a Chinatown bakery before your train/bus and buy cheap, delicious buns for your trip.

    Christina Xu · January 3, 2012
  • Tracy S.

    Guy playing guitar and singing in Spanish is not bad. Wouldn't be mad if he played something more upbeat though!

    Tracy Spetka · September 27, 2011
  • Amtrak

    Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!

    Amtrak · June 20, 2011
  • Vatche A.

    Bathrooms are expectedly gross.

    Vatche Arabian · January 3, 2011
  • Natalie D.

    The Train village is up! Be sure to check it out. Can you guess this year's theme?

    Natalie D · December 9, 2010
  • Lindsay Y.

    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.

    Lindsay Yazzolino · September 14, 2010
  • b

    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

    b · August 18, 2010
  • Lee R.

    hell on earth.

    Lee Rader · July 28, 2010
  • Danielle C.

    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.

    Danielle Crouch · August 30, 2012
  • Becca J.

    Nothing is vegetarian here...

    Becca J · July 18, 2011
  • Allan R.

    Dartmouth coach takes u to New London, Lebanon & Hanover from here

    Allan Rasmussen · March 20, 2011
  • Tim B.

    Megabus has less power outlets then boltbus

    Tim Broder · April 4, 2010
  • christian r.

    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.

    christian r · January 11, 2010
  • Jared R.

    fastest food in bus terminal that is not McDonald's: cold sandwich from d'angelo's.

    Jared Ranere · December 6, 2009
  • Tim H.

    the new orleans chicken place across from cosi actually ain't too bad

    Tim Hwang · October 19, 2009
  • Kate D.

    Parking on Saturday and Sunday is $8 for the day at the South Station bus terminal. #hiddengem

    Kate D · June 3, 2013
  • Katie C.

    Need to charge your phone? There's an outlet in the corner by the elevator bank. Pull up a chair and keep texting away.

    Katie Crowley Collins · March 22, 2013
  • David L.

    There's sometimes a bag inspection down by the T entrance.

    David Lee · August 9, 2011
  • Premshree P.

    Arrive a little early, avoid the chains, and grab a bite in Chinatown before hitting the road.

    Premshree Pillai · June 26, 2011
  • Diana D.

    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!

    Diana Dwyer · June 5, 2011
  • Jessica L.

    If you need an earlier bus ALWAYS ask! There may be room! Ask at the GATE. I've done it, good luck ;)

    Jessica Lim · June 5, 2011
  • Danielle W.

    Lots of bums outside of this place

    Danielle Walton · May 23, 2011