The MBTA makes it easy to travel between Boston and Lowell on the Commuter Rail’s Lowell Line. Operating out of Boston’s North Station, the Commuter Rail has stops in West Medford, Wedgemere, Winchester Center, Woburn, Wilmington, Haverhill, and North Billerica, before stopping at Charles A. Gallagher Transit Terminal in Lowell. Total transit time from Lowell to Boston is under 50 minutes.
Passengers on the Lowell Line need to purchase a “Zone 6″ ticket to travel between Lowell and Boston. The peak fare for a Zone 6 ticket is $6.75*, with a monthly pass costing just $223. Zone 6 passes also good for unlimited travel on Local Bus, Subway (Charlie Card), Express Bus, Inner Harbor Ferries, and Commuter Boat. When purchasing a ticket on a train you may be subject to a surcharge if that station has a ticket office or contracted vendor: $2.00 surcharge during peak hours and $1.00 off-peak.
Once passengers arrive at Gallagher Terminal, bus service operated by Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) is available for travel within Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley.
Visit the MBTA website to download the Lowell Line Commuter Rail schedule.
*Fares are subject to change. Riders should check with the MBTA for more information.
Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3910
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 222-3200