The Smiths have a family tradition: at least once a summer Mom, Dad and both kids pile into the family car to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Despite a little squabbling and at least one pit-stop, things generally proceed smoothly. That is, until Dad hits Storrow Drive. When Dad hits Storrow Drive, things hit the fan.
Typical backups on local streets generally begin about an hour before game-time, with traffic delays especially common on Storrow from Leverett Circle to Kenmore Square. Hopefully you planned your bathroom-breaks accordingly. Once you’re through that, expect to pay between $25 and $50 to park for the duration of the game. And best of luck getting out.
On the long drive home, a trancelike Mr. Smith repeats one simple phrase: “there has to be an easier way.” Lucky for you, here’s the best way to get to Fenway, in our humble opinion.
The Red Sox Encourage Public Transportation
The Boston Red Sox strongly encourage fans to take public transportation to Fenway Park. So what’s the best way for your family to travel to Boston for a Red Sox game?
We suggest catching a C&J Bus from Dover, Portsmouth or Newburyport straight to South Station, then grabbing the T from there. You’ll arrive relaxed, refreshed, and ready to make the most of your family-trip.
Follow these simple steps and you’ll have the whole family to Fenway without the hassle of driving and parking:
How to Get to Fenway on Public Transit
- Head to your C&J Bus Station and park for free.
- Take the C&J bus straight to South Station.
- At South Station, board the Red Line (Alewife side).
- Depart from the T at Park Street Station (only two stops from South Station).
- At Park Street, board any B, C, or D-branch Green Line train.
- Travel to Kenmore Square Station.
That’s it! Fenway Park is less than a half mile from Kenmore Square Station – just follow the signs to Fenway Park, then turn left on Commonwealth Ave and left on Brookline Ave. Your Boston Red Sox are just over the bridge.
“But what about getting home?” you ask. C&J has you covered. We run northbound busses from South Station to Newburyport, Portsmouth and Dover every hour through 1:00am on both weekdays and weekends.
Why Travel with C&J to Catch a Sox Game?
In addition to free parking and free fare for kids under 18, there are dozens of reasons to take C&J’s comfortable, dependable bus service to Boston for a Sox game, among them: crazy leg-room, free WiFi, video entertainment and your choice of complimentary refreshments. It’s so convenient to take C&J to Boston, you’ll wonder why you ever piled into the family car.