• Jamestown Verazzano Bridge
    Jamestown Verazzano Bridge
    North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Getting Around

Get travel planning information for touring New England — including car rentals, train and bus options, and regional airlines. Travelers from the United Kingdom will find UK phone contact information.

Discover New England by Bus and Coach

Discover New England by Train

Explore New England in comfort by train with Amtrak. As well as regular trains from New York to all the New England States, Amtrak’s 150 mph high-speed train, the Acela Express, travels between New York and Boston in just 3 hours 35 minutes.

Traveling from Outside North America In the UK, talk to your travel agent or the following specialists:

Discover New England by Car

Most major car rental agencies are located near the airport and some are also located in downtown Boston.

For European visitors: A full current EU license and a credit card are required. No car is needed in Boston. Start your rental when you leave the city.

New England Regional Airports



New Hampshire:

Rhode Island:

Getting Around Boston

  • The Walking City: Boston is a city that is easy and fun to walk. The Freedom Trail provides a self-guided tour through some of America’s most famous historic sites.
  • Subway: Boston’s public transportation system is known simply as the "T." Riders need to purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket. These can be purchased at every subway station from vending machines, from select convenience stores or online.
  • Boston Duck Tours: popular with travelers, these are WWII-style amphibious landing vehicles that give an entertaining overview of the city by land and water.
  • Trolley Tours: Old Town Trolley Tours offer an entertaining and informative tour highlighting the best of Boston. Travelers can hop on and off while exploring the sites at their own pace.

For more information: Boston — New England's Gateway City