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 the city 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. MetroWest Express provides 'reverse commuters' with direct access to major employers in the Framingham Tech Park and 9/90 Corporate Center. 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 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, The Danforth Museum, 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
Local Transit (MWRTA)
Framingham is served by the Metrowest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) bus system. This system -- including fixed routes, commuter shuttles, and para-transit -- has its hub in Downtown Framingham and reaches throughout Framingham and into nine surrounding communities, including: Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston.
For a printable route map and “Things to Do” along the routes, view the MWRTA Fixed Routes link to learn more.
Bus transportation is available for commuters from Framingham in to Boston on a daily basis. Visit their website for a detailed schedule. The Peter Pan bus stop in Framingham is located at Shoppers World at 1 Worcester Rd.
Logan Express provides convenient transportation to and from Logan Airport. Logan Express is located at 11 Burr Street Extension. Visit their website for more information on schedules and pricing.
MetroWest Express is a partnership between the MetroWest Transportation Management Associates and LimoLiner. The MetroWest Express is designed for 'reverse commute' employees, with weekday peak travel time service. Pick-up and drop-off locations are at: Sanofi (68 New York Ave), Bose (1 New York Ave), Staples (500 Staples Dr), 200 Crossing Blvd, and Framingham Park & Ride Lot on Route 9.
The Boston drop-off and pick-up location is on the corner of St. James and Arlington St. in front of Circle Furniture. Visit their website for more information.
LimoLiner is a luxury coach bus offering transportation between Framingham and New York City. Check their website for schedules and pricing. Depart from Framingham at The Framingham Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.
The train station at 47 Waverly Street serves Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail with connecting trains to New York City. Visit their website for more information on schedules and ticket prices.
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. City policy limits street parking in the Downtown to two hours in most places, with one exception: in the area around the MetroWest Medical Center, and the Framingham Public Library which is extended to three hours.
For more details on city-wide parking policies, view the City of Framingham Parking Policies.