Transportation

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

We strongly encourage those who are able to take public transportation and/or to carpool. Public transportation has less environmental impact, and parking in Boston is often expensive or hard to find. Find a ride or share a ride at the BWMFA Ridesharing Facebook Group.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Charles Street between Beacon and Boylston Streets on the Public Garden side is reserved for registered bus drop off only. No other live drop off is allowed. Due to the volume of buses we ask that participants are patient as we unload and reload buses. Buses will pick up passengers after all march participants have returned to the Common. We appreciate your participation and understanding! For accessibility drop off and pick up information, please check for an update on our Accessibility page.

PLEASE NOTE: We’re providing this information only as a convenience to our marchers. Including these links and suggestion does not express or imply any endorsement of any third party products or services.

Commuter Rail

Commuter Rail serves the outlying suburbs. Service is available from several T stations, but most departures take place at South Station, North Station or Back Bay Station. Phone: 617.722.3200. South Station is about an 8 minute walk from the Boston Common. Visit the MBTA website.

Commercial Bus Lines

Service is widely available throughout the state. Intercity/interstate buses depart from South Station. For information, call the South Station Bus Terminal at 617-737-8040. South Station is about an 8-minute walk from the Boston Common.

Subway (MBTA)

Boston MBTA has several stops a short distance from the Common. Visit the MBTA website.

RED LINE/GREEN LINE
Park Street is the closest T stop near the march.

ORANGE LINE/BLUE LINE
Downtown Crossing (this is about an 8 minute walk to the Boston Common)

Bike

Hubway is Boston’s bike-sharing system providing over 100 stations and making 1,000+ bikes available in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. There are several Hubway racks located near the Common. (Learn more.)

The RIDE

THE RIDE paratransit service provides door-to door, shared-ride transportation to eligible people who cannot use fixed-route transit (bus, subway, trolley) all or some of the time because of a physical, cognitive or mental disability. If you will be coming to the march via THE RIDE or need drop-off accommodations, there will be a mobility drop-off location at the corner of Charles Street and Beacon Street. PLEASE NOTE: This drop off area is intended only for people who need ease of access.

Taxi

Taxi service is reliable in the area.
Click here for information about wheelchair-accessible taxi service.

PHOTO: David Salafia
Back Bay Station

CHARTER BUSES

If you are organizing a chartered bus from your city or town, please complete this form. NO BUSES WILL BE PERMITTED to drop off passengers near the March unless they are registered in advance. Bus registration will continue up through the March, but if you are registering after 1/16/17, we cannot guarantee bus parking in our off site bus staging area during the event. However, bus drop off and pick up location on Charles Street will be available for all registered buses, no matter when they register.

ACCESSIBILITY

The March seeks to be inclusive of people with disabilities and provide accessible an transportation drop-off site, march route, viewing area, and more. Click for details!

PARKING

Downtown Boston has a number of parking garages available. Rates can exceed $25/day. The closest parking garages include:
The Boston Common Garage
Archstone Boston Common Garage
Lafayette Garage
City Place Garage
For smartphone users, there are a number of apps that can help you find available parking and even feed your meters. Parkwise Boston, SpotHero, Veer Parking, ParkBoston are just a few.

CARPOOLING

We strongly encourage carpooling! Visit the BWMFA Ridesharing Facebook group to find marchers headed to Boston. If you can share a ride or have room on a bus, please post that info there. Thanks!

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