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Old 04-22-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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I'm wondering what the rail lines cost to travel from places like Framingham or Northbridge into Boston. I would think it requires a change of trains, but what is an estimated cost for a visitor who is staying in outer suburbs of Boston to take the trains into the city for sightseeing?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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The trains go to either North or South Station (no changing). Upon arrival, you can either walk or switch to a subway line, depending on your destination.

Lists of stops and fares are on this site: MBTA.com > Commuter Rail Maps and Schedules
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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To look up a rail fare, first you have to know which zone your station is in (Framingham is Zone 5):
MBTA.com > Information on Fares and Gifts

Then you can look up the fare for that zone now:
Fare and Pass Information for Commuter Rail Service

Or after July 1:
The Charlie Card Reusable Ticket System

Northbridge doesn't have rail service. I don't know how you'd get to Boston from there.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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The trains go to either North or South Station (no changing). Upon arrival, you can either walk or switch to a subway line, depending on your destination.

Lists of stops and fares are on this site: MBTA.com > Commuter Rail Maps and Schedules
Also, if you have a monthly commuter rail pass then you can use the subways at no extra charge.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Thanks for the good info. If I was visiting Framingham and wanted to go into Boston, I would pay $6.25 and then go from there, either on foot or using the subway. Doesn't look like there are differences in fares depending on time of day. Thanks again. That gives me a good idea and the links are very helpful.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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From Northbridge, you would take the commuter rail from Grafton to Boston.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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From Northbridge, you would take the commuter rail from Grafton to Boston.
Thanks! I may be visiting friends in MA, and having the link to the maps and fares is great!
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