Whether you're running the race or not, the Boston Marathon can be a transportation and logistical challenge. Tens of thousands of runners and up to a million friends, supporters and other spectators will jam Greater Boston's major roadways.
Public transportation is best if you want to watch the race in Boston, Brookline or Newton. Really, we mean it. Commuter rail can get you to Wellesley, Natick and Framingham. Hopkinton, where the race begins, is closed to traffic early in the morning on race day. And remember that road closings in all eight Marathon communities will make getting anywhere difficult.
The maps and links below should make getting around a little easier:
Public transportationTo assist you, refer to the MBTA's website, or get specific information on any of the stops below:
Keep checking Boston.com for continuous commuter rail updates.