2019 Patriots Super Bowl Victory Parade
Preparing for Your Evening Commute
We'll be running rush-hour service on the subway all day, and some Commuter Rail trains will have extra cars to accommodate fans.
The Commuter Rail will run additional trains between 1 PM and 3 PM, with more cars added to especially busy routes.
If you did not purchase your fare for the return trip in advance, you will be directed to the ticket areas at North, South, and Back Bay stations to buy passes. We recommended buying your tickets in the mTicket app to avoid long lines.
Additional staff will be available at all 3 stations to assist with buying fares and boarding trains.
There is a Bruins game Tuesday at 7 PM at TD Garden, so trains and stations will be very crowded. The underground passageway will be one-way from Commuter Rail to subway.
Customers will be asked to queue for their train route on Causeway Street. Some customers may wait up to 2 hours.
Back Bay Station
Customers will be asked to queue for their train route inside Back Bay station.
Use our trip planner to learn more about getting to Commuter Rail stations near the parade route.
Not familiar with the Commuter Rail?
Trains 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 from these stations.
Visiting Boston for the parade?
Service on some routes may be impacted. Please check here or on the individual route pages for alerts the day of the parade.
- SL5—The SL5 will terminate at Chinatown
- 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.
- 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.
Other routes will run as scheduled, but may experience delays due to traffic. Be sure to leave extra time for your trip.
Use our trip planner to find bus and subway connections near the parade route. Note that not all detours may be reflected.
Not familiar with our bus system?
The Bruins are playing at TD Garden at 7 PM, so trains and stations will be especially busy for the evening commute. Leave earlier than you think you need to get where you need to go.
Service Alerts and Updates
Stay up to date on any service changes or delays:
About the Parade
We’re excited to celebrate with Boston as the Patriots roll through the city on duck boats in honor of their 2019 Super Bowl victory.
This is the Patriots’ 6th “Rolling Rally”—1 of a dozen that Boston has celebrated since 2002 alongside the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. Each parade can draw up to a million people, so trains and stations near the route will be crowded.
We want to ensure your safety while you celebrate—additional MBTA staff and Transit Police will be at all subway and Commuter Rail stations, and we’ll run extra trains to accommodate more passengers. 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 at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 5, from Hynes Convention Center, and then head up Boylston and Tremont streets toward City Hall.
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.
Paying for Your Trip
Please buy round trip tickets in advance. We encourage paying with a credit or debit card to reduce lines in stations.
Subway and Bus
Pre-loaded $5 CharlieCards will be available from Transit Ambassadors at select subway stations between 6 AM – 11 AM. Please note that they can only be purchased with a credit or debit card.
You can also load a CharlieCard at a fare vending machine with cash, credit, or debit. Lines may be long on the day of the parade, we recommend loading at least $5 early in the day. This is enough for a round trip on the subway.
Please buy round trip tickets in the mTicket app or at fare vending machines before you board. CharlieCards are not valid on the Commuter Rail.
Download the mTicket app
Driving to the parade isn't recommended.
However, you can park at an MBTA station and take the subway or Commuter Rail into the city. Daily parking rates are $2 – $15, and you can pay in cash, credit, or on your phone.
Parking is 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.
Fairmount Line: Readville
Needham Line: Needham
Providence/Stoughton Line: Route 128
Please remember the following guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe and comfortable trip.
- If you are wearing a backpack, remove it and hold it at your side or set it between your feet.
- Alcohol consumption is not allowed on trains or at any stations.
- Let passengers off the train before you board.
- Leave large items like bags, coolers, and strollers at home.
- Bikes (including folding bikes) are not allowed on the MBTA at any time the day of the parade.
Additional Transit Police and MBTA staff will be at subway and Commuter Rail stations throughout the day.