Getting ready to explore the attractions of Boston pocket-friendly, then you have to plan your budget smartly. Boston can be an expensive city for you if you like to open your pockets a bit too frequently. However, you have plenty of options to get around the city, and its diverse historic sites conveniently and economically. Boston is easy to explore due to it’s easy to walk and accessibility of the public transportation system. However, renting a car or booking a cab or taxis can be expensive and unmanageable options for you due to limited parking space and the dated road layout. So if you are planning to rent a car, then you must know the facilities before. Here is a quick guide for Boston visitors to get around the city with most budget-friendly and convenient ways.
- MBTA or T( Boston’s Public Transportation System)
Most of the Boston visitors fly to Boston via Logan International Airport located in East Boston. So if you are flying to Boston via Logan International Airport, then consider taking public transportation system through the MBTA Silver Line, because it is free for the passenger traveling from airport to the city, and also it connects to other lines of getting around the city.
MBTA also refers to T, you can walk downtown, and get a T everywhere. The Trains run every 5 to 15 minutes and extra during peak rush hours, so you don’t have to worry about the convenience of getting trains. Get the subway schedule and map here to make sure you have all the information with you. The ticket fare for the subway is $2.75 per ride if you take CharlieTicket, whereas $2.25 per ride with CharlieCard. The CharlieCard can be a better option for you if you are traveling around the city pretty often. Also, there are passes available for you offering you unlimited subway and bus rides. You can get a 1-day pass at $21 and 7-day pass at $21.75. You can also take the bus, commuter rail or Ferry through MBTA.
2. Taxis and Ride Sharing.
In addition to booking a cab or taxis, you can also have ride-sharing as an alternative and pocket-friendly service. You can use some convenient ride-sharing services like Uber, Fasten or Lyfts. Prices may vary, but it can be a beneficial choice for you. It can be a more affordable alternative compared to renting a car because you also need to pay parking charges that are high with strict time limits
- Renting a Bike or Bicycle.
Rented bikes are loved by the tourist or visitors in Boston because of their convenience and price. To enjoy the broad spectacular and pleasing views of Boston streets, you can rent a bicycle or a bike for cruising the beautiful streets. One of the conventional bike-sharing systems in Boston is Hubway that provides 1300 bikes at the 140 different stations throughout Boston and neighbouring places like Cambridge, Somerville, and the towns of Brookline. Prices are affordable for visitors as they can ride an unlimited number of trips taking passes of 24 hours for $ 6 or 72 hours for $12 hours. It is one of the prominent ways to get around the local shops, restaurants, gardens, and cafes in Boston, and enjoy the enthusiastic Boston biking culture.
Boston is extremely easy to navigate, and you can walk across the heart of Boston in just an hour. Walking around the streets of Boston can reward you with amazing views of the city skyline, and it’s worth the stroll along the Charles River Esplanade and across the river of Cambridge.