Lexpress is Lexington's own local bus service operating since 1979! Students have been part of the ridership since the beginning. They may pay their fare with cash, with a Lexpress ticket, or they may purchase a bus pass. Subsidized passes are available for students/families with financial need. Please refer to the Lexpress website for full details on fares, routes, schedule, etc. Lexpress has routes that go past every Lexington Public School in addition to other schools and services of interest to students and families. If you are uncertain about how to ride Lexpress, please call our office: 781-861-1210 or visit our website for tips. Students with smartphones can download the Ride Systems app for real-time bus arrival info for Lexpress.
Students can ride the MBTA. If they are under the age of 11 and riding with an adult, they travel for free. Above the age of 11, there are discounted fares offered with Student Charlie Cards. MBTA #76 stops in front of Lexington High School, and the MBTA #62 is just a 6 minute walk away on Massachusetts Ave. The #76 is also the bus that serves Minuteman Tech. The #76 is the closest option for Clarke Middle School students at Marrett & Waltham. For Diamond Middle School students, the #62 can be caught on Bedford & Hancock.
- Student Charlie Cards are only available in schools for students age 12-18 enrolled in middle or high school.
- Lexington High School students can obtain their Student Charlie Card in Room 145 of Lexington High School
- Lexington Middle School students can obtain their Student Charlie Card by emailing hdavis AT lexingtonma.org
- For other discounted fare options for youth and others on the MBTA, please visit the MBTA website
- MBTA Youth Passes for low-income youth ages 12-25 who are not enrolled in middle or high school are available at the Lexington Community Center. Speak with Transportation staff to obtain.
Safe Routes to School
For tips on how to encourage walking and biking in your school community, please refer to Massachusetts Safe Routes to School