Boston T

Boston is not referred to as the "walking city" for nothing. Boston is a fabulous city to walk through because it is very compact and relatively flat. With so many sites to see, you can meander through the streets, neighborhoods and shops all day. Enjoy the scenery as you go. If you get lost, flag down a cab or hop on the subway.

Boston's subway system, known as the T, is considered to be America's first metropolitan subway system. It is the easiest mode of transportation in the city and is clean, safe and easily accessible. The four subway lines are designated by colors, Red, Blue, Green and Orange, and the lines intersect at several points downtown. Most fares range from $1.70 to $2.00, and most trains run every five to fifteen minutes. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 5:05 a.m. to 12:50 a.m. Weekend hours are from 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.. For more information, visit

Getting from the outlying suburbs into the city is easy using the commuter train. Commuter lines connect with the Back Bay, Porter Square, South and North Stations and run to most suburban schools. For more information, visit

Taxis are plentiful in downtown Boston, although it can be difficult to find one late at night on the weekends. However, taxis are a good way to get around especially after midnight when the T closes. Fares are not cheap, with Boston now among the five most expensive large citites for taxi service. For taxi fares and more information, visit

Trying to brave Boston's roads can be quite a challenge. The first rule to traveling in the city is that having a car is unnecessary and a parking headache. If you do decide to drive, make sure to build in extra time for traffic and try to avoid driving during rush hour (7-9 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.).