Boston Marathon Race Day Transportation

Boston Marathon Race Day Transportation Instructions, as provided by on March 18, 2010. Always check the official race site for latest updates.

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The ONLY guaranteed way to get to the start on race morning is by the official B.A.A. buses between 6:00 and 7:30 a.m. Bus loading will take place at the Tremont Street side of the Boston Common in Boston’s Back Bay area. In order to load all the buses efficiently, avoid delays and get to the start on time, we strongly recommend the following bus loading schedule:

6:00 a.m.–6:45 a.m. Bib #’s 1,000–13,999
6:45 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Bib #’s 14,000+

NOTE: Transportation to the start is for official runners only. Each runner must show his/her bib number upon boarding. We are not able to provide transportation to the start from Boston for family or friends.

Limited transportation from Boston to Hopkinton to both parking areas will be available after the race at no charge. Buses leave from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. from the corner of Stuart and Berkeley Streets. You must show your race number upon boarding.

Wheelchair participants will receive transportation information with their Number Pick-up Card.

Parking in Hopkinton is extremely limited, no on-street parking will be allowed in Hopkinton, and roads into Hopkinton close at 7:30 a.m.

Limited parking is available at the South Street lot and at the Hopkinton State Park on Route 85. Once these lots are full, drop-off only will be allowed at the entrance of the Hopkinton State Park. No drop-off will be allowed near the entrance of the South Street lot at the base of the Exit 21A off of Route 495. Expect delays! Follow police directions and do not park illegally!

Limited transportation will be available from Boston to Hopkinton. You must show your bib number to board the buses, no transportation is available for family or friends.