MBTA Boston Marathon Guide

April 10, 2023

    The 127th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 17, 2023. Please check this useful guide for MBTA service changes and guide to attending and viewing the Marathon.

    All service changes are updated in Moovit. User our trip planner for updated schedules, service alerts, and real-time arrivals. 


    Changes to Service for Monday, April 17

    🛑Station closures

    Copley Station is closed for the entire day. South Street, Kent Street and Saint Mary’s Street stations are closed from approximately 10 AM – 6 PM. 

    In the interest of public safety, the MBTA may adjust service or temporarily close additional stations near the finish line.

    🚊 Subway

    The Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver lines will operate on a regular weekday schedule, with additional service before and after the race. Bikes (including folding bikes) are not allowed on the subway on the day of the marathon.

    Due to speed restrictions currently in place in a number of areas along the Red, Orange, Blue, and Green Lines, riders should budget additional travel time and expect some delays in service.

    🚆 Commuter Rail

    All Commuter Rail lines will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

    Bikes (including folding bikes) are not allowed on the Framingham/Worcester Line on the day of the marathon. Bikes are also restricted on the Framingham/Worcester Line starting at 5 PM on Sunday, April 16.

    🚌 Bus

    All buses will operate on a Saturday schedule but may be detoured. Check back for the latest bus diversion information.

    🚐 The RIDE

    The RIDE will operate on a regular weekday schedule but may be detoured to accommodate the marathon and related events.


    Ferries will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

    Getting to the Finish Line

    For spectators and runners, the finish line is the heart of the Boston Marathon—before, during, and after the race. Located near the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street, there are several MBTA subway and bus stops nearby.

    In the interest of safety, security restrictions, and MBTA service adjustments may be in place on the day of the marathon.

    Viewing Locations Along the Route

    Many of the best viewing (and cheering!) spots along the route are accessible from the T. Parts of the Framingham/Worcester Line are less than a half mile from the course, and the Green Line C Branch runs parallel to it.

    Find a T stop near your viewing spot below, and then use Moovit’s trip planner to find out how to get there.

    You Ride, We Guide,

    The USA Moovit Team