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Getting to Lexington

Lexington is situated in the Greater Boston area, which has excellent rail, air, and highway facilities.

Getting Here by Car

Lexington lies 11 miles northwest of Boston. Under light traffic conditions, assume 30 minutes travel time from the city.
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Parking

There is metered street parking as well as parking lots within walking distance of the Battle Green, including:

  • a metered lot off Waltham Street, one block from Massachusetts Avenue.
  • a metered lot behind stores on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue.
  • an attended lot at Depot Square map >>

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Getting Here by Public Transportation

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Service

Lexington is served by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the regional rapid transit network that includes 4 subway lines, 13 commuter rail lines, 5 boat routes, and 161 bus routes. Service is provided to 52 communities in eastern Massachusetts. More >>

From Lexington, the MBTA bus connects at Alewife Station in Cambridge to the MBTA's Red Line train, serving Greater Boston.

MBTA bus routes #76 and #62 run to and from Alewife Station in Cambridge. Travel time one way is about 25 minutes. On both routes, buses run frequently during peak hours, traveling along Massachusetts Avenue and making stops in Lexington Center.

Getting Here by Bicycle

The Minuteman Bikeway

Nearly 11 miles long, the Minuteman Bikeway begins at Alewife Station in Cambridge, passes through Arlington and into Lexington Center. It ends one mile into Bedford. More >>

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Getting Here by Air

Logan Airport

Boston’s Logan International Airport is approximately 17 miles from Lexington Center. More >>

An alternative to driving to Logan Airport is Massport’s Logan Express, a bus service that runs frequently from the neighboring city of Woburn. The bus station is a short cab ride from Lexington. The Woburn facility offers a full-service terminal and secure parking. More >>

Other Area Airports

General Aviation only (no scheduled flights)

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Getting Here by Train

Amtrak provides service to both the North Station and South Station terminals in Boston. More >>

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