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2018 Red Sox World Series Victory Parade

Banners hanging outside of Fenway Park, celebrating the years the Sox won the World Series

We’re excited to celebrate with Boston as the Red Sox roll through the city on duck boats in honor of their 2018 World Series victory. 

Since 2001, the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox have all celebrated their championship victories with a “Rolling Rally”—if you’re keeping count, that’s 11 parades! Each parade can draw as many as a million people, which means trains and stations near the route will be crowded.

Additional staff and Transit Police will be at subway and Commuter Rail stations, and we’ll be running extra trains. Here are some other things you should know about taking the T to this year’s parade.

Parade Schedule and Route

Duck boats will roll out from Fenway Park at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 31, then head up Boylston and Tremont Streets toward City Hall.

View parade route

If you plan to arrive in Boston after 9 AM, you'll avoid the morning rush hour—and still have time to find a great spot to watch the parade.

Getting to the Parade

There are 7 subway stops along the parade route, and at least 6 more within walking distance.

We'll be running rush-hour service on the subway all day, and some Commuter Rail trains will have extra cars to accommodate fans. 

All train routes will run every 5-6 minutes between 6 AM and 7 PM. 

Subway stops along the parade route are:

Subway stops near the parade route include:

Use our trip planner to find out how to get to the parade route from these stations.

Visiting Boston for the parade? Learn more about taking the T.

The Commuter Rail will run on its normal weekday schedule, with additional cars added to lines that are expected to be especially busy.

From Yawkey:

  • Walk 5 minutes to the start of the parade route

From    North Station:

  • Transfer to the Green Line and exit at any stop between Government Center and Hynes Convention Center OR
  • Walk 13 minutes to the parade route at Government Center

From   South Station:

  • Transfer to the Red Line and exit at Park Street

From   Back Bay:

  • Walk 5 minutes to the parade route on Boylston Street OR
  • Transfer to the Orange Line and exit at any stop between Tufts Medical Center and State Street

Use our trip planner to find out how to get to the parade from nearby Commuter Rail stations.

Not familiar with the Commuter Rail? Learn more about taking the train to Boston.

The following routes that run across or near the parade route will be detoured:

  • 1—The route will be split, with service running from Dudley Station to Massachusetts Ave Station, and from Harvard Square to Kenmore Square. No thru service.
  • CT1—There will be no service after 8 AM. Please use the 1 instead.
  • SL5—The SL5 will terminate at Tufts Medical Center.
  • 8—See alert on route page for details.
  • 9—See alert on route page for details.
  • 10—See alert on route page for details.
  • 39—See alert on route page for details.
  • 43—See alert on route page for details.
  • 55—There will be no service on the 55 route between the 7:48 outbound and 8 AM inbound buses and the end of the parade. Service will resume around 2:30 PM. 
  • 57—See alert on route page for details.
  • 60—See alert on route page for details.
  • 65—See alert on route page for details.
  • 92—See alert on route page for details.
  • 93—See alert on route page for details.
  • 352—See alert on route page for details.
  • 354—See alert on route page for details.
  • 504—Route 504 will terminate at the Back Bay busway.

Any additional route detours will be posted here throughout the day.

Other routes will run normally but may experience delays due to traffic. Be sure to leave extra time for your trip.

Use our trip planner to find bus routes that connect to subway lines near the parade route. Note that not all detour may be reflected.

The RIDE will be operating normal service, but customers who have scheduled trips to go to the parade or near the route should expect heavy traffic and delays. Please budget extra time for your trips.

Wednesday is also Halloween, so trains and stations will be especially busy during the evening commute. Leave earlier than you think you need to get where you need to go.

Start by scoping out your viewing location along the route, and then use our trip planner to find out how to get there.

Service Alerts and Updates

Stay informed of any service changes or delays on parade day:

Paying for Your Trip

Please buy round trip tickets in advance to avoid long lines at fare vending machines.

Learn more about MBTA fares

Subway and Bus

CharlieCards will be available at all subway stations on the day of the parade. Load your CharlieCard with at least $5, which is enough for a round trip on the subway.

Pre-loaded $5 CharlieCards will be for sale at select subway stations throughout the day.

Alewife: 7 – 10:30 AM

Braintree: 6:30 – 10 AM

Forest Hills: 8 – 10:30 AM

  Malden Center: 8 – 10:30 AM

North Quincy: 7:30 – 10:30 AM

   North Station: 7 – 10:30 AM

 Oak Grove: 7 – 10:30 AM

Quincy Adams: 7 – 10 AM

Riverside: Beginning at 7 AM

South Station: 8 – 10 AM

Wellington: 7 – 10:30 AM

Wonderland: 7 – 10:30 AM

Learn more about subway fares

Learn more about bus fares

Commuter Rail

Please buy round trip tickets in the mTicket app or at fare vending machines before you board. CharlieCards are not valid for travel on the Commuter Rail.

Download the mTicket app:

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Learn more about the Commuter Rail fares

Parking

Parking bans in downtown Boston begin Tuesday at midnight, so driving to the parade isn't recommended.

However, you can drive to an MBTA station and take the subway or Commuter Rail into the city. Daily parking rates are $2 – $9, and you can pay in cash, credit, or on your phone.

Lots and garages are expected to fill up quickly, so plan to arrive early and carpool if you can. You can check availability at some of the busiest MBTA stations on Twitter @MBTA_Parking.

Newburyport/Rockport Line: BeverlySalem*, and Lynn

Haverhill Line: Bradford and Lawrence

Lowell Line: LowellBillerica, and Anderson/Woburn

Fitchburg Line: Fitchburg and North Leominster

Greenbush Line: GreenbushNantasket, and Weymouth Landing

Plymouth/Kingston Line: Kingston

Middleborough Line: CampelloMontello, and Bridgewater

Fairmount Line: Readville

Providence Line: Route 128

Franklin Line: Forge Park/495WalpoleDedham Corp.

Needham Line: Needham

Worcester Line: WorcesterAshland

*Please note that due to Halloween activities, the Salem MBTA garage will close at 7 PM on Wednesday.

Learn more about MBTA parking and rates

Etiquette

Trains and stations will be crowded. Please remember the following guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe and comfortable trip. 

  • Leave dogs, bikes, and large items like bags, coolers, and strollers at home. 
  • Do not wear bulky costumes or carry props like baseball bats or mock weapons.
  • If you are wearing a backpack, remove it and hold it at your side or set it between your feet.
  • Let passengers off the train before you board.
  • Alcohol consumption is not allowed on trains or at any stations.

Learn more about rider etiquette

Safety

Additional Transit Police and MBTA staff will be at subway and Commuter Rail stations throughout the day. 

If you need to report an emergency, please call 911 or the Transit Police at 617-222-1212.

Learn more about safety on the T
Learn more about MBTA Transit Police