Waltham Transportation

Travelers to Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University and nearby Boston and Cambridge have a variety of transportation options available.

Public Transportation
The most extensive public transportation in Waltham is operated by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), often called "The T" by locals. MBTA runs a network of commuter rail, subway and bus lines that cover the Waltham/Boston area. Discount, visitor and senior passes are available. Waltham is served directly by MBTA buses, express buses and a commuter rail line. The commuter rail line connects to MBTA red and green subway lines outside of Waltham. For information about bus, rail and subway schedules, routes and fares, visit a T-Pass sales office, a fare vending machine located at all stations or their designated retail sales locations.

Waltham's Brandeis University also offers shuttles and vans for students, their guests and community members. The shuttles and vans travel around campus, the town of Waltham and, on a limited basis, to and from Harvard Square. Campus shuttles run only while the university is in session. For additional details regarding Brandeis University transportation routes, schedules and costs, check with the university's public safety department.

Hired Transportation
Depending on one's preferred mode of transportation and intended destination, there are a number of options in Waltham. Those wishing to travel in luxury can contact Waltham-area limousine/executive car companies Brooks Limo Transport, Harrison Global and Reynolds Executive Sedans. Van and coach charter, taxi and rental car companies also service the Waltham area. A few companies also offer service to and from Boston Logan International Airport. Up-to-date information about hired vehicle companies is available at the Waltham Chamber of Commerce.

Although Amtrak does not operate a train station in Waltham itself, there are several Amtrak stations within a 15-mile radius of Waltham. Check with your local Amtrak station for other Waltham-area stations.

Massachusetts is ranked as the third most bike-friendly state in the nation by the League of American Bicyclists. Since there are several bicycle rental shops in and around Waltham, bicycle enthusiasts should consider cycling to nearby Cambridge or Boston. By way of a mostly-greenway path, cycling to Cambridge is about 7 miles each way; cycling to Boston is about 12 miles in each direction. Nearby Boston itself is designated by the League of American Bicyclists as a bike-friendly community, as well, so there should be plenty of secure places to store a bicycle while sightseeing.