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MBTA South Station

Train Station, Metro Station, and Bus Station · Downtown Boston
700 Atlantic Ave. (at Summer St.), Boston, MA 02110, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours

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.


Based on 456 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Randy H.
    "Stand in line early if you want a seat with an outlet."(17 Tips)
    andres m.
    "Megabus wifi and power outlets almost never work :("(9 Tips)
    Diana D.
    "Get in line early for Bolt Bus to wait standby for an earlier bus."(7 Tips)
    Louis B.
    "Bypass that one and go to the one at the bus terminal for no line!"(8 Tips)
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  • megabus
  • outlets
  • food courts
  • bus
  • quiet
  • coffee
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • free Wifi
  • books
  • 24-hour
  • wine
  • smoothies
  • people watching
  • shoe shines
  • biking
  • breakfast food
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  • Benjamin 🚀

    Look for the shoe shine for a treat for your shoes 😄👞🇺🇸!

    Benjamin 🚀 · 2 days ago
  • Kristi A.


    Kristi Araujo · November 9, 2015
  • Venus

    Lots of weirdos loiter here in the evening.

    Venus · August 17, 2015
  • Alexandre C.

    Easy access to Boston's South Station and the Acela express to NYC and Washington

    Alexandre Curiel · June 5, 2015
  • David M.

    Friendly police, and lots of food to choose from

    David Ma · March 30, 2015
  • riley s.

    make a beeline for your destination and plow through the crowds so you can escape as quickly as possible.

    riley starship · March 29, 2015
  • Chris P.

    Cheese Boy all day.

    Chris Pollone · March 14, 2015
  • Jason C.

    The food court is good but there's alot of unsavory characters running around as well

    Jason Colburn · February 26, 2015
  • Krisha M.

    Nice station

    Krisha Marcano · February 2, 2015
  • Melissa B.

    So much better after the remodel. Red cap Amtrak guys rock.

    Melissa Beetham · January 24, 2015
  • Timothy T.

    I loved traveling through South Station each day. The sites were amazing. People, People everywhere. :-) Great food spots and quick access to the subway.

    Timothy Tanner · January 1, 2015
  • Benjamin D.

    food court opens before the first departure (both the train and bus terminal)

    Benjamin Doyle · December 23, 2014
  • Peter Olesen L.

    All things ground trans run well to & from here!

    Peter Olesen Lund · December 14, 2014
  • Peter Olesen L.

    Beautifully restored exceptional functioning; transit busses, coach busses, MBTA trains, MBTA red & silver subway lines, taxis and immediate to Financial District, China Town and Boston Waterfront.

    Peter Olesen Lund · December 14, 2014
  • a little 4.

    At least there's a diverse food selection

    a little 420 · December 13, 2014
  • Liam N.

    Solid, safe terminal with places to eat and great service

    Liam Nee · December 11, 2014
  • Lindsay L.

    Where the loonies tunes hang out

    Lindsay Lehman · November 17, 2014
  • Lindsay L.

    Never a dull monent

    Lindsay Lehman · November 17, 2014
  • Jim H.

    Veteran's train

    Jim H. · November 11, 2014
  • huskyboi

    Busy place but has a great selection of shops to kill time. Remember to keep moving through and not stop in the middle of the platform or train

    huskyboi · November 6, 2014
  • Tom M.

    Great station

    Tom Meng · October 15, 2014
  • Michelle C.

    It's huge and you can buy the ticket in the train by cash or through the app so easily !

    Michelle Chang · October 11, 2014
  • Jeffrey G.

    Beautiful train station complete with shops, eateries and a grand hall

    Jeffrey Giles · September 27, 2014
  • Karl W.

    Great transportation hub. Amtrak, Subway, shuttle to Airport and ferry service including Provincetown. Taxi and bus as well

    Karl Warren · September 27, 2014
  • Jim H.

    Food courts offer a good variety

    Jim H. · September 26, 2014
  • Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva

    Walk inside to a wonderful sunlit experience!

    Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva · September 19, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    Buy your commuter rail pass/tickets on the smartphone app. It's cheaper and more convenient as they don't accept cash on the trains.

    Jeremy Krantz · September 17, 2014
  • Alexandra M.

    Market outside on thursdays

    Alexandra Mottern · September 16, 2014
  • Kaitlyn B.

    Thank goodness they have a bar here now

    Kaitlyn Burns · August 31, 2014
  • Alexandra M.

    If you're coming up from the subway and don't need the trains, just get aboveground ASAP and figure out where you are after

    Alexandra Mottern · August 17, 2014
  • William H.

    Boston express

    William Hau · August 11, 2014
  • John L.

    Silver and Red Lines are pretty good.

    John Lovett · August 9, 2014
  • Matt K.

    Screw waiting for a Taxi, get $25 towards your first ride with Lyft! Read more

    Matt Karolian · July 16, 2014
  • Bonnie C.

    Sometimes it's nice to just sit down and observe the busy people around you. Are they late? Are they excited for their destination? Are they stressed? Who knows

    Bonnie Chen · May 7, 2014
  • Sara Y.

    Lookout for the line starting to form 20-30 minutes before train departure to NYC even if the track hasn't been announced yet. Best way to get a good seat.

    Sara Y · April 20, 2014
  • Felipe G.

    You have to get your Bitcoins elsewhere; the ATM here seems to be closed. There should be one at Harvard Square.

    Felipe G · April 11, 2014
  • Melissa D.

    If you need to charge your phone, there are outlets on mezzanine level, you have to look under some tables to find them. There's also one on the right side of McDonald's.

    Melissa DeTora · March 11, 2014
  • Allie L.

    Always buy your tickets for the MBTA before you get on a train. If you need to pay the conductor in cash, there's a $3 fee!

    Allie Lewis · January 18, 2014
  • Todd W.

    Need a license just to board a Peter Pan... lame! Never had to do THAT before.

    Todd Wood · December 18, 2013
  • Hidefusa O.

    If seating is unavailable on the 1st-floor (with the arrival/departure board), try the 2nd-floor seating situated west (above the eateries). It has a nice view facing Atlantic Avenue.

    Hidefusa Okabe · December 14, 2013
  • Lee R.

    i am though here regularly on bolt bus from NYC. the last FIVE TIMES my bus has been "randomly selected" for search by narc dogs upon arrival. just saying.

    Lee Rader · November 26, 2013
  • Jessi

    November 2013 - new women's bathroom! So much cleaner than the old one.

    Jessi · November 18, 2013
  • Glenn L.

    Always a zillion things going on here

    Glenn Laudenslager · November 7, 2013
  • Cathy C.

    United club members... Go sit in the Acela club. It's the prettiest one I have been to. No booze at Amtrak Acela clubs though...

    Cathy Chen-Rennie · September 20, 2013
  • Glenn M.

    Take a late CR train ad they may scare you by announcing the wrong stops after you've boarded at last call.

    Glenn Martin · August 31, 2013
  • Teej L.

    You should probably know how to speak multiple languages working at south station .

    Teej Liddell · August 14, 2013
  • Josh A.

    Push everyone out of the way, you might still make that train!

    Josh Anderson · August 5, 2013
  • Jenn K.

    If you're heading out for some fun there are tons of bars, shopping outlets, and interesting places to visit! You can walk to Downtown Crossing!

    Jenn Kilgallon · August 1, 2013
  • Jenn K.

    Grab some snacks while waiting for a train

    Jenn Kilgallon · August 1, 2013
  • L. Simone B.

    Don't come here with a nearly dead or flat out dead mobile phone. It's a treasure hunt trying to find a decent, working outlet for charging.

    L. Simone Byrd · July 20, 2013

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