The South Boston Waterfront is accessible via the MBTA Silver Line bus rapid transit from South Station, as well as several MBTA bus routes.
Silver Line Waterfront: The MBTA Silver Line Waterfront extends to Logan Airport (SL1 route) and the Boston Marine Industrial Park (SL2 route). Both the SL1 and SL2 serve South Station, Courthouse Station, World Trade Center Station, and Silver Line Way.
MBTA Bus routes serving the South Boston Waterfront include the following:
Route 4 connects North Station and the South Boston Waterfront (Monday- Friday, peak commute periods only).
Route 7 travels from City Point, South Boston, and Downtown Crossing via Summer Street (Monday-Saturday).
Route 9 connects City Point, South Boston with Copley Square.
Route 11 connects City Point and Broadway Station in South Boston with Downtown Boston.
Route 47 connects Broadway Station in South Boston to Central Square in Cambridge.
Visit the MBTA web site for detailed transit schedules.
Bridj, a transit system using luxury shuttle buses with amenities, is now offering morning commuter services to the South Boston Waterfront from Brookline, Allston, and South Boston.
Bridj service currently stops in the South Boston Waterfront in the Fort Point neighborhood near the corner of A Street, as well as at the Seaport World Trade Center.
For more information including schedules and to purchase tickets, visit the Bridj web site.
MBTA commuter ferries travel year round from Hingham to Rowes Wharf, Hingham and Hull to Long Wharf, and from Charlestown to Long Wharf. Check the MBTA web site for boat service details and schedules.
Additionally, seasonal ferries travel from Salem to Long Wharf and Lynn to Long Wharf. Check the Boston Harbor Cruises web site for details.
Rowes Wharf and Long Wharf are within walking distance to many points throughout the South Boston Waterfront.
Water taxi providers operate year-round throughout Boston Harbor, providing on-demand service between various docks in the South Boston Waterfront and popular destinations including Logan International Airport, Charlestown, the North End, and more. Call ahead to arrange a pick-up and inquire about specific harbor destinations and rates.
From Logan International Airport/Route 1A:
Take I-90 W/Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 25 South Boston to Congress Street. *toll
From West of Boston:
Take Massachusetts Turnpike/I-90 E to Exit 25 South Boston (the first tunnel exit) to Congress St. *toll
From South of Boston:
Take I-93 N to Exit 20. Follow signs to I-90 East.
Take the first tunnel exit on the right to South Boston.
From North of Boston:
Take I-93 S to Exit 23 Purchase Street/South Station.
Take the first left onto Seaport Boulevard.
Zipcar is the world’s largest car sharing and car club service with vehicles available on demand by the hour or day.
With 1,000+ vehicles throughout Boston and Cambridge alone, you can drive Zipcars by the hour to run errands or get to meetings. Since your membership works in any city where Zipcar is located, you can use Zipcars during business trips or vacations. Gas and insurance are included in the rates so Zipcars can be less expensive than rental cars or taxis.
Zipcar stations in the South Boston Waterfront include:
- 35 Thomson Place/Zipcar Headquarters
- 75 Northern Avenue Parking Lot
- 88 Black Falcon Avenue
- Drydock Avenue
- 315 on A/ 315 A Street
- A Street Parking Lot
- Atlantic Wharf/280 Congress Street Garage
- Across from Boston Children’s Museum
- Seaport Garage
Employees of Seaport TMA member companies can join Zipcar for less through the Seaport TMA sponsored Zipcar membership for only $25 a year, with no application fee and discounted driving rates during the week.
To receive the special Seaport TMA sponsored Zipar membership benefit, visit http://www.zipcar.com/seaport.
New Balance Hubway is Boston’s bike sharing system.
Hubway stations within the South Boston Waterfront are located:
- South Station on Atlantic Avenue
- Fan Pier, near the Fan Pier Marina behind One Marina Park Drive
- Seaport Square, on Seaport Boulevard near District Hall
- Congress Street at Sleeper Street
- Seaport Hotel, on Congress Street
- Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, on Summer Street
- P&G Gillette, one block from Broadway T Station
- Dry Dock Avenue, in the Marine Industrial Park (2 stations)
Visit the Hubway web site to learn more.