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Old 02-04-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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We are flying to Logan next week. My buddy lives in Sharon, MA. I hate to bother him for a ride. I am not too fond of renting a car. I sth traffic very bad going to Sharon from the aiport? How about from Sharon to BU the next day via car at 7:30 am?

We will arrive in Logan at 3 pm. Need to get to my friend's place at Sharon. Looking for bus/train commute. How much is it? Like $8 per person each way?

Then next day, my daughter has an interview at Boston U. We need to commute from Sharon to Boston U. Homw much is it? Like $8 per person each way?

What is the best way to accomplish all this? Please input your ideas. Thanks so much.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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Take the commuter rail to Sharon then have friend pick you up. On the way to BU, take commuter rail then subway green line to Bu.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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My guess - From Sharon to BU - commuter rail from the Sharon station (Providence Stoughton line) to South Station. At South Station transfer to the Red Line T (subway) and take that to Park St station. From Park St. Station take the Green Line outbound B line (Boston College) to one of the BU stops. I'm thinking about 90 minutes during the rush hr. But I'd allow 2 hrs since your daughter isn't familiar with the trip.

The trip from the airport - Silver Line T (it's a bus) from the Airport terminal to South Station and then the commuter rail (again, Providence-Stoughton line) to the Sharon train station. I'm guessing 90 minutes as well. Maybe 2 hrs. During weekdays, the commuter rail runs pretty regulary in the afternoon, but on weekends, it's like every hour or so.

$8-$10 sounds about right.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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How about renting a car and driving from BU to Sharon on Thursday night? Then back from Sharon to BU early Friday morning? I am thinking like 6:45 am departure from Sharon? What is the best way to get to BU from Sharon? Any HOV? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Default What is the best route to get to BU from Sharon Friday morning?

What is the best way to get to BU from Sharon? Any HOV? I am palnning to leave around 6:45 am. How long should I allow? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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You can drive there, or take commuter rail then connecting with subway. It normally takes AT LEAST 45 minutes driving even with zero traffic so I'd give it 2hrs. There is an HOV lane but for only a few miles.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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You may wanna stay at a nearby hotel on Thursday nite since you don't save much renting a car with all the fees plus insurance and then paying for parking on near BU. Go to hotelscombineddotcom and you can get some nice hotels in the city for $90-$100.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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It's going to take an hour and a half. I'm not sure where you'll be getting on the highway, but I would take 95N to 93N. Once you get near Boston, 93N will take you through the O'Neill Tunnel and you'll exit at Storrow Drive. Take Storrow Dr to the Kenmore/Fenway exit and get out at Kenmore Sq. (you'll be right by Fenway Park). This is the beginning of the BU campus.

I have to say, you'll hit rush hour. There's an HOV lane on 93N. It's not a super convuluted drive, but it can be a bit confusing if you're not familiar with the area and the roads. Combine that with rush hour... You'll be in one lane and need to exit, but you'll have 5,000 cars in the way. None of which will let you in unless you push your way in. And before you know it, you'll have missed your exit to Storrow Drive, be forced to go over the Zakim Bridge and will end up in Charlestown - nowhere near BU. Sorry, that reminded me of a true story regarding out of town friends who went to IKEA in Stoughton (near Sharon) and were trying to get back to my place in Brookline (I'm less than a mile from BU).

Someone in your other thread suggested that you try a hotel for the night. It may be worthwhile if you need to be somewhere early.
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