Getting to Brookline

MBTA

Light Rail Services

The Green Line light rail service is the best way to get to Brookline. The C Line travels through Brookline along Beacon Street from St. Mary's to Coolidge Corner to Cleveland Circle. The D Line travels from Chapel Street in the Longwood Medical Area to Brookline Village to Reservoir Station in Cleveland Circle. The B Line also serves as access for the northern edge of Brookline.

Bus Services

The Town of Brookline is also served by four MBTA bus routes: 51, 60, 65, and 66. The popular 66 bus travels through Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner on its way from Dudley Station in Boston to Harvard Square in Cambridge.

The Ride

The MBTA also offers a special door-to-door service for those unable to ride conventional transit services. Reservations for "The Ride" can be made by calling the MBTA at 617-722-5123. Reservations must be made 1 day in advance and the cost is typically $1.25 per ride.

For more information on the MBTA schedules check out the MBTA website.

Taxi

The taxicab companies licensed in the Town of Brookline are:

  • Bay State Taxi, Inc.
    617-566-5000
  • Brookline Town Taxi
    617-232-2800
  • Eagle/Hello Taxi
    617-734-1111
  • Hazira Cab Company
    617-522-3434
  • Red Cab
    617-734-5000

Bicycle

The Town of Brookline is ramping up to have Hubway bike share stations within the town by Spring 2012. In the meantime, many Hubway bikes are being used in Brookline, from nearby stations in Boston. See the Hubway website for the latest information on bike stations.

Car Sharing

Zipcar is a private service for those who only need a car occasionally. There are dozens of Zipcars in Brookline or near its borders, including in town-owned parking lots. For locations or more information please go to the Zipcar website.

Special Services for Seniors

The Brookline Elderbus runs every hour between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays, stopping at numerous shopping, medical, and recreational locations, including the Senior Center. There is a suggested donation of 50 cents to ride the handicapped-accessible Elderbus van. Check out the Elderbus routes and weekday schedule of service as well as other transportation options for seniors.