Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA or the "T")
The MBTA operates many buses, subway lines, commuter trains, and ferries. Lexington has 2 MBTA buses that travel through the Town:
- MBTA Bus #62 operates between Alewife Station and the Bedford VA Hospital, making stops along the way in Lexington, and at Arlington Heights Busway
- MBTA Bus #76 operates between Alewife Station and Hanscom/Lincon Lab, with stops along the way in Lexington, including Lexington High School
- MBTA Bus 62/76 is the modified Saturday service operating between Alewife, Hanscom, Lincoln Lab, and Bedford VA Hospital, with stops in Lexington
Nearby MBTA buses include:
- MBTA Bus #78: There is only one stop on this route within Lexington, and it is on the east side on West Service Rd., near Route 2. This bus travels between here and Harvard Station.
- MBTA Bus #84: While this bus with service between Arlington Heights and Alewife does not stop in Lexington, it is within walking distance of portions of the east side of Lexington. It is also near the MassDOT District 4 Park & Ride. At this Park & Ride, you can park between 7AM & 6PM and access the #76, #78, & #84. (Note this facility locks the gate at 6PM, so cars must be removed promptly by 6PM).
- MBTA Bus #350: This is a bus you can connect with at Burlington Mall to take to Lahey Burlington and other popular destinations.
- MBTA Bus #61 You can catch this bus on Trapelo, which is actually in Waltham, but near the border of south Lexington. It can get you to Totten Pond Rd, Waltham Center, and other locations.
- Arlington Heights Busway is a connecting point for more frequent, late night, and weekend services, plus services to Harvard and Cambridge. You can take MBTA #62 or Lexpress #1 here. Connect to MBTA #77, 78, 79.
Charlie Cards are the ideal way to pay MBTA fares. These are refillable cards that offer riders a discount over using cash. Charlie Cards are available at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Michelsons Shoes in Lexington Center, and many other locations.
Student Charlie Cards
Student Charlie Cards offer significant discounts for students enrolled in middle school and high school. These cards are only available through schools. For Lexington Public School students, visit/contact:
- Lexington High School, Room 145
- Clarke & Diamond Middle Schools: send email to: hdavis AT lexingtonma.org
MBTA Youth Passes
The Town of Lexington can now provide a MBTA Youth Pass to eligible applicants. You may be eligible for a MBTA Youth Pass if:
- You live in a participating city or town (Lexington participates)
- You are between 12 – 18 and not enrolled in middle or high school
- You are between 18 – 25 and enrolled in an accepted GED, job training, or state or federal benefit program
Please call our office at 781-698-4820 to start the process. You can also stop in at the Community Center and ask to speak to Transportation Services staff or a Social Worker. More details about the MBTA Youth Pass can be found online. Note that if you are enrolled in middle or high school you can obtain a Student Charlie Card from your school.
Senior Charlie Cards
Senior Charlie Cards offer significant discounts for senior citizens age 65 and up. These cards are available at the Charlie Card Store at Downtown Crossing (in the concourse) or at Senior Charlie Card Sign-Up Events. Contact the Lexington Transportation Services office to find out when the next such event will be held in Lexington: 781-698-4820 or check the events page of our website.
The MBTA also offers other discounted fare options. For more information about fares, routes, or anything related to the MBTA, visit: www.mbta.com
MBTA Travel Training
There is free travel training to assist senior citizens and people with disabilities so they can become familiar with and comfortable using MTBA services. Training is provided in one of the three ways: individual, small group, or large group format. To learn more, call 617-337-2756.