By Transit

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You can ride buses and trains all around Cambridge. Public transit is what makes Cambridge a livable and sustainable city for many. With a well-functioning public transit system, Cambridge residents can access education, work, health care, and daily necessities. Cambridge employers can find and keep workers with many specialized skills.

We have 27 MBTA bus routes, a commuter rail station, and 6 stations on the MBTA Red and Green Lines. The MBTA makes trips easy with free transfers from subway to bus using an electronic CharlieCard.

Below, you will find information about public transit in Cambridge and how City departments are working to make public transit better.

More information about public transit in Cambridge

Who operates public transit in Cambridge?

There are different transit operators in Cambridge. Most operators serve the public. You may need to buy a physical ticket for the Longwood Collective M2 shuttle buses. Click the links below to see more information. Each link will open a new window.

Where can you go on the MBTA from Cambridge?

Do you want to know more about where you can go by bus, subway, and Commuter Rail in Cambridge? Click the links below to view service maps and service information.

How do you pay for a trip on the MBTA?

The CharlieCard is the MBTA's electronic fare payment card. Using a CharlieCard means you can get free subway-to-bus and reduced-rate bus-to-subway transfers. Click the links below to see more information on where to add value or buy a pass or get a no-balance CharlieCard at a city facility.

Are you a senior, youth, blind, have a disability or have Medicare?

You can now apply and renew online for all MBTA reduced fare programs. Click the links below to see more information. Each link will open in a new window

For more information

For more information, please contact Andrew Reker by sending an e-mail to or calling 617-349-6959.