Post # 1
i just got a new job (woohoo!) in Boston that i start next wednesday and i am commuting from Londonderry, NH. Without traffic its about a 45 minute drive but during peak times its going to be nuts. I priced out my options of driving there (gas (about $300/mo plus $150/month city parking), taking the commuter rail (drive 30 miles to train, then pay $275/month for pass plus $100/month to park at the station) or the Boston Express bus (free parking, $315/month PLUS a $48 boston local bus pass for silver line). I’ve settled on taking the bus since its the least amount of effort and about the same price as the train which is a lot farther.
Do any of you do the southern NH to Boston commute? How long does it take you and what time do you have to be at work? I can come in anytime between 8-9am so i may just take a super early bus to beat traffic. Let me know what you guys do! : )
Post # 3
You poor, poor thing.
Boston traffic is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.
If you need to be at work by 8 or 9, I’d reccomend being on that bus no later than 6am. Maybe 6:30 if you feel daring.
Post # 4
I never commuted into Boston, I always travelled the opposite way luckily. I’d be on 93N getting on at 95, anywhere from 7-9am, and it’s just never pretty on the other side. I drive by thinking thank God I’m going North almost every day. If you start your day earlier, can you leave earlier? I’d aim to be at work closer to 6:30-7 to try to avoid the traffic. Good luck.
Post # 5
Yeah i’m thinking a 6am bus would be the best bet. I actually moved here from los angeles where it used to take 45 minutes to go 5 miles (not even exxagerating!) so i know its bad, but it cant be worse than LA traffic.
Post # 6
@beelovely: The bus + Silve Line is definitely a good option. Although the Silver Line could be a bit infuriating if you are in a hurry. After leaving the airport, the bus comes to a full stop, turns off and then starts up again to go on the electronic track. It takes only like 5 minutes but it’s weird if you haven’t experienced it before. It seems like the bus is dead and then it springs to life!