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Early Morning and Late Night Service Becomes Permanent

Updated on September 1, 2019

A bus pulled up to a bus shelter late at night, with a rider walking away, and an ad for late night bus service on the shelter wall, which reads, "Late-night buses. If you

As a result of our early morning and late night bus service pilots, we’re making about 140 more weekly late night trips permanent, in addition to previous existing late night service.

Whether you work the early or late shift, or need to get downtown from the airport, these new bus schedules will help you get where you need to go.

Service changes include:

  • More frequent service from 10 PM – midnight
  • More trips after 12:30 AM
  • More early morning service

Early morning service became permanent in April 2019. More overnight service will be permanent in September 2019.

This is in addition to the many routes that already run overnight—more than 50 routes start service before 5 AM and/or run past 1 AM.

Routes with Overnight Service

The following routes start service before 5 AM and/or run past 1 AM.

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bus 1 – 49

These routes serve:

  • Cambridge
  • Downtown Boston, Back Bay, South Boston
  • Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park
  • Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, West Roxbury
  • Dedham

bus 50 – 99

These routes serve:

  • Downtown Boston, Allston/Brighton, Brookline, Roxbury
  • Charlestown, Malden, Medford
  • Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont
  • Watertown, Waltham, Newton

bus 100s

These routes serve East Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, and northern suburbs of Boston.

bus 200s

These routes serve the South Shore.

bus 400s

These routes serve the North Shore.