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South Station Terminal (MBTA / Amtrak)

Train Station and Metro Station
Downtown Boston, Boston
  • andresmh .
    "Megabus wifi and power outlets almost never work :("(9 Tips)
    Jenn K.
    "... tons of bars, shopping outlets, and interesting places to visit! You can..."(17 Tips)
    Diana D.
    "Get in line early for Bolt Bus to wait standby for an earlier bus."(6 Tips)
    CJ O.
    "In the bus terminal... Concord Coach Lines are super efficient!"(8 Tips)
345 Tips and reviews
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  • Miriam G.
    A beautiful, old-fashioned terminal.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Really nice terminal!
  • Holly M.
    Holly MarpleApril 11
    Been here 10+ times
    South station is a very clean place to wait for a train there is one bar a few fast food spots & a Starbucks (a franchise location) for the Starbucks experience go to the store across the street M-F
  • Scott B.
    Scott ByerlyFebruary 5
    Have a long wait? Checkout the mezzanine upstairs above the McDonalds. Tons of seating and at least a few outlets available. A lot more quiet than the main room too.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BuijsJanuary 29
    Been here 10+ times
    Average train station. Not too bad. Bit cramped and busy.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberSeptember 19, 2016
    Patriots Train tickets from the big T sign, $20. Arrive early, secure your ticket and enjoy a beer at the tavern.
  • Al W.
    Al WillisSeptember 2, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Tavern in the Square has free wi-fi that's accessible: S.Station TavernInTheSquare WiFi.
  • David H.
    David HowlandAugust 28, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Busy but functional train station. The train status board has an interesting attempted duplicate Solari board.
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AlfilimbanyMay 17, 2016
    Convenient way to get to Stamford or NYC. It's important to line up early if you want a good seat.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronMay 9, 2016
    Trains to Virginia, Chicago, and all over Massachusetts.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronMay 9, 2016
    Drop by the tavern for a beer. Take the stairs down to the T
  • Benjamin 🚀
    Benjamin 🚀April 27, 2016
    Look for the shoe shine for a treat for your shoes 😄👞🇺🇸!
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielApril 7, 2016
    Acela Express terminus
  • Kristi A.
    Kristi AraujoNovember 9, 2015
  • Venus
    VenusAugust 17, 2015
    Lots of weirdos loiter here in the evening.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielJune 5, 2015
    Easy access to Boston's South Station and the Acela express to NYC and Washington
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerApril 29, 2015
    A big atrium ceiling makes it feel grander than you'd expect. Starbucks right there. Good seating. Easy view of screens and tracks. Great natural lighting.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneApril 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Why aren't there more Cheeseboys out there?
  • David M.
    David MaMarch 30, 2015
    Friendly police, and lots of food to choose from
  • riley s.
    riley starshipMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    make a beeline for your destination and plow through the crowds so you can escape as quickly as possible.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HortonMarch 15, 2015
    First time seeing this station, right in the heart of the city, easy to get to all Boston destinations
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheese Boy all day.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NagleMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Colder in winter than standing on the platform
  • Donald K.
    Donald KlotterMarch 5, 2015
    Plenty of food and drink options
  • Jason C.
    Jason ColburnFebruary 26, 2015
    The food court is good but there's alot of unsavory characters running around as well
  • Seth A.
    Seth AltermanFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Track numbers for amtrak trains are announced 20-25 minutes before departure, all Keolis/MBCR commuter trains, tracks are announced 10 minutes before departure
  • Seth A.
    Seth AltermanFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    AmtrakConnectStation is the Wifi, Food Court is by Track #1, to access the Bus Station entrance from track #1. trains depart from tracks 1-13.
  • Krisha M.
    Krisha MarcanoFebruary 2, 2015
    Nice station
  • Krisha M.
    Krisha MarcanoFebruary 1, 2015
    Nice station!
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BeethamJanuary 24, 2015
    So much better after the remodel. Red cap Amtrak guys rock.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RafalkoJanuary 7, 2015
    Great place. The train is a fun way to travel.
  • Timothy T.
    Timothy TannerJanuary 1, 2015
    I loved traveling through South Station each day. The sites were amazing. People, People everywhere. :-) Great food spots and quick access to the subway.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    food court opens before the first departure (both the train and bus terminal)
  • Annette H.
    Annette HudatsDecember 23, 2014
    The have free WIFI!
  • Amandeep G.
    Amandeep GillDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi available
  • Peter Olesen L.
    Peter Olesen LundDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All things ground trans run well to & from here!
  • Peter Olesen L.
    Peter Olesen LundDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • a little 4.
    a little 420December 13, 2014
    At least there's a diverse food selection
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LehmanNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Where the loonies tunes hang out
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LehmanNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Never a dull monent
  • Jim H.
    Jim H.November 11, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Veteran's train
  • huskyboi
    huskyboiNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great station
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChangOctober 11, 2014
    It's huge and you can buy the ticket in the train by cash or through the app so easily !
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesSeptember 27, 2014
    Not very informative. You kinda have to know what you're doing. All the trains leave from downstairs and tou wait in the lounge to be called by a red cap. Tip $1 per bag.
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesSeptember 27, 2014
    Beautiful train station complete with shops, eateries and a grand hall
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenSeptember 27, 2014
    Great transportation hub. Amtrak, Subway, shuttle to Airport and ferry service including Provincetown. Taxi and bus as well
  • Jim H.
    Jim H.September 26, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Food courts offer a good variety
  • Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva
    Walk inside to a wonderful sunlit experience!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Market outside on thursdays
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldSeptember 16, 2014
    Don't get lured by the Pain Quotidien as there is a Cosi hiding in the shadows.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenSeptember 3, 2014
    The Top end of the #Amtrak line is a great transportation hub. Commuter rail, Subway, ferry, buses and transportation to Logan Airport. Good service and must try Au bon pain in station. :-)
  • Kaitlyn B.
    Kaitlyn BurnsAugust 31, 2014
    Thank goodness they have a bar here now
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LehmanAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink doghead 90. Your trip will be enjoyed.
  • William H.
    William HauAugust 11, 2014
    Boston express
  • John L.
    John LovettAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Silver and Red Lines are pretty good.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 8, 2014
    The train system is awesome!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KarolianJuly 16, 2014
    Screw waiting for a Taxi, get $25 towards your first ride with Lyft! Read more
  • User
    UserJuly 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Damn. They finally found my secret plug in spot. :(
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChenMay 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YApril 20, 2014
    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.
  • Felipe G.
    Felipe GApril 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You have to get your Bitcoins elsewhere; the ATM here seems to be closed. There should be one at Harvard Square.
  • A F.
    A FApril 10, 2014
    Nearly all electrical outlets are locked (?!) And those that, aren't they (kabloom) won't let travelers use? Ridiculous.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DeToraMarch 11, 2014
    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.
  • Allie L.
    Allie LewisJanuary 18, 2014
    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!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WoodDecember 18, 2013
    Need a license just to board a Peter Pan... lame! Never had to do THAT before.
  • Hidefusa O.
    Hidefusa OkabeDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Lee R.
    Lee RaderNovember 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Jessi
    JessiNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    November 2013 - new women's bathroom! So much cleaner than the old one.
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LaudenslagerNovember 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Always a zillion things going on here
  • Cathy C.
    Cathy Chen-RennieSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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...
  • Glenn M.
    Glenn MartinAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Take a late CR train ad they may scare you by announcing the wrong stops after you've boarded at last call.
  • Teej L.
    Teej LiddellAugust 14, 2013
    You should probably know how to speak multiple languages working at south station .
  • Josh A.
    Josh AndersonAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Push everyone out of the way, you might still make that train!
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KilgallonAugust 1, 2013
    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 K.
    Jenn KilgallonAugust 1, 2013
    Grab some snacks while waiting for a train
  • L. Simone B.
    L. Simone ByrdJuly 20, 2013
    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.
  • Mikaelia
    MikaeliaJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a Pinkberry in the station! To get to the bus station, you must walk alongside track 1. About halfway down there's an exit to get to the bus terminal
  • Nina G.
    Nina GreavesJune 8, 2013
    The bar is shut, ask Teddy (Dewey Sq entrance) for directions to the Irish Bar across the street
  • Delyn S.
    Delyn SimonsJune 6, 2013
    Free WiFi. Thanks, Google Apps!
  • Kate D.
    Kate DJune 3, 2013
    Parking on Saturday and Sunday is $8 for the day at the South Station bus terminal. #hiddengem
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChalkMay 28, 2013
    Dear Tourist Type, for the love of all things in life, do NOT stop in the middle of everything to dig through your suitcase. Kthanks.
  • Anne H.
    Anne HApril 30, 2013
    $18 for a 7-day unlimited ticket!
  • Alyssa S.
    Alyssa SylviaApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Need a plug outlet? There are 2 at each pay phone closest to the windows! Nice place to pull up a book, and there's some space to put your lunch while you wait
  • Gary R.
    Gary RussellApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    plenty of walking space...
  • Katie C.
    Katie Crowley CollinsMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Need to charge your phone? There's an outlet in the corner by the elevator bank. Pull up a chair and keep texting away.
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine CruzMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No more Fung Wah means Lucky star hikes up their prices. $20 one way on a weekday and $25 on the weekend. Skip it and use Megabus.
  • James J.
    James JacksonMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    South Station, change here for commuter rail, Red Line, Silver Line to Logan, South Boston & Dudley Square, Amtrak, local and intercity bus connections.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Now there is tons of annoying Google Docs ads everywhere
  • Douglas P.
    Douglas PaulFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    don't get here too early for your train. there's nothing to do to pass the time. boresville.
  • Onur Ö.
    Onur ÖzgünFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Amanda
    AmandaFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The overhead racks are too small to hold anything more than a backpack. If you're carrying large luggage, travel at a slow time so you can put your bag on a three person seat.
  • Wagner M.
    Wagner MoyaFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not feed the hobos.
  • Cris L.
    Cris LemireJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    WARNING at commuter hours (5-7) if you aren't 'walking the escalators' then stay standing to the right so those rushing to make their connection can fly by! And this includes your luggage!!
  • alex m.
    alex moskosJanuary 21, 2013
    Great place for hobos to urinate. Be warned the hobos may attempt to abduct you.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DonnellJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Not a whole lot of places to sit more of walk through area and just grab your food or your train, whichever you prefer
  • Jabulani
    JabulaniJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sketchy cannot even describe greyhound
  • Alexandra D.
    Alexandra DiLorenzoJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Download the mTicket app for quick tickets (commuter rail only).
  • Jose G.
    Jose GomezOctober 5, 2014
    Camino a ver a los Patriots
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