Framingham is Connected
Framingham is conveniently located halfway between Boston and Worcester, with direct and easy access to multiple modes of transportation.
I-90 (the MassPike), Route 30, and Route 9 provide vehicular connections from almost anywhere in town to the rest of the region. MetroWest Regional Transit Authority buses reach nine neighboring communities, and Peter Pan and Logan Express bus services provide quick and convenient alternative access to Logan International Airport, Manchester Airport, T.F. Greene Airport and beyond. Regular commuter rail services run between Boston and Worcester. LimoLiner and Amtrak, along with easy connection to its Acela Express line, offer service to New York City and the entire eastern seaboard.
Exit 13 near the Natick border will access Saxonville, Route 9 in the Golden Triangle area, and Lake Cochituate State Park. This is also the best exit for those coming from Boston and points east to visit the Downtown, the Danforth Museum, the Amazing Things Arts Center, and Lake Cochituate.
Exit 12 gives direct access to Framingham’s Tech Park, 9/90 Industrial Park, and the western end of Route 9. It is also the best access to Downtown from points west and for Framingham State University, Garden in the Woods, and Callahan State Park.
Route 9 / Worcester Road
Route 9 is the historic connector between the Massachusetts cities of Boston and Worcester. Framingham, in its position almost exactly halfway between the two, provides a major regional shopping and restaurant mecca along its stretch of Route 9.
The Framingham MBTA commuter rail stop is located in the Downtown area. It is on the Framingham / Worcester Line and runs frequently to Boston with a number of trains continuing on to Worcester.
Framingham / Worcester Line MBTA Schedule
Framingham is served by the Metrowest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) bus system. This system, with its hub in Downtown Framingham, reaches throughout Framingham and into nine surrounding communities, including: Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston.
For a printable brochure with an overview map and “Things to Do” along the routes, view the Places to Go, Things to Do brochure from MWRTA.
Framingham-based Taxi services include:
- Tommy’s Taxi
167 Franklin St.
Framingham, MA 01702
Parking in Downtown
Public and retail parking is available for those doing business in the downtown. Town policy limits street parking in the downtown to two hours in most places, with one exception: in the area around the MetroWest Medical Center, the Danforth Museum, and the Framingham Public Library this is extended to three hours.
For more details on town-wide parking policies, view the Town of Framingham Parking Policies.