MBTA Service & CharlieCard Info
For MBTA service alerts, schedules, and more, please see MBTA.com
Try the MBTA trip planner or Google Maps transit to get customized directions! Please note that Lexpress bus schedules are not included in the MBTA trip planner, but Google Maps has both MBTA and Lexpress schedules.
Just want to know what your options are? Use the MBTA's "Routes Near Me" tool to see what stops are closest to your home, work, or other destinations.
Routes In & Near Lexington
The MBTA operates many buses, subway lines, commuter trains, and ferries. In Lexington, we have:
- MBTA bus routes 62 and 76 run between Alewife, Hanscom, Lincoln Lab, and Bedford VA Hospital, with stops in Lexington. At less busy times, these routes combine to form one joint route 62/76.
Nearby MBTA buses include:
- MBTA Bus Number 78 - There is only one stop on this route within Lexington, and it is on the east side on West Service Road, near Route 2. This bus travels between here and Harvard Station.
- MBTA Bus Number 350 - This is a bus you can connect with at Burlington Mall to take to Lahey Burlington and other popular destinations.
- MBTA Bus Number 61 - You can catch this bus on Trapelo Rd, which is actually in Waltham, but near the border of south Lexington. Lexpress Route A runs near this stop.
- Arlington Heights Busway is a connecting point for more frequent, late night, and weekend services, plus services to Harvard and Cambridge. You can take MBTA Number 62 or Number 62/76 or Lexpress Route C here. Connect to MBTA Number 77,
CharlieCards are the ideal way to pay MBTA fares. These are refillable cards that offer riders a discount over using cash. Empty CharlieCards are available at T stations, the Lexington Community Center, and other locations. Some people may qualify for reduced fare CharlieCards, which may require applying to the MBTA. Please see below for more information. Reduced Fare CharlieCards are not available at the Community Center. CharlieCards are not accepted on Lexpress buses at this time.
Student CharlieCards offer significant discounts for students enrolled in middle school, high school, or home school. These cards are only available through schools. For Lexington Public School students, visit/contact:
- Lexington High School, Room 145
- Clarke and Diamond Middle Schools - send an email to our office
- Homeschooled - submit a request (PDF) to the MBTA - you must include a copy of your Homeschool Approval Letter from the school district's Superintendent's Office
MBTA Youth Passes (Ages 12 to 25)
MBTA Youth Passes are now available to eligible Lexington residents! The Youth Pass program offers reduced fares & significantly discounted passes to young adults with low income. View the list of approved programs (PDF). To apply, go to https://www.mbta.com/fares/reduced/youth-pass and click on the "Apply for a Youth Pass" button. Applying takes less than 10 minutes, and applications are typically reviewed within 3 business days.
You may be eligible for an MBTA Youth Pass if you live in a participating city or town (Lexington participates) and:
- You are age 12 to 18 and not enrolled in middle, high, or home school
- You are age 18 to 25 and enrolled in an MBTA-approved benefits, education, or job-training program. (MassHealth, SNAP, and MASSgrant are just a few examples).
Youth passes expire on October 31st and must be renewed every year. The Youth Pass program is offered as a partnership between the T and participating cities and towns. Questions? The Transportation Services office is happy to help!
Senior CharlieCards (Age 65+)
Senior CharlieCards offer significant discounts for senior citizens age 65 and up. You can apply for a Senior CharlieCard online, at the CharlieCard Store at Downtown Crossing (in the concourse) or at Senior CharlieCard Sign-Up Events. Call the Lexington Transportation Services office at 781-698-4820 to find out when the next such event will be held in Lexington.
The MBTA also offers other discounted fare options. For more information about fares, routes, or anything related to the MBTA, visit the MBTA website.
Transportation Access Pass (TAP)
If you're a person with a disability or a Medicare cardholder, you may be eligible for reduced fares with a Transportation Access Pass (TAP). Learn more about the Transportation Access Pass (TAP). If you have a disability, you may also be eligible for door-to-door service through the MBTA's The Ride.
MBTA Travel Training
There is free travel training to assist senior citizens and people with disabilities so you can become familiar with and comfortable using MTBA services. Training is available in individual, small group, or large group formats, either in person or via Zoom. Instructional videos are also available from the MBTA for self-paced learning. Group trainings are occasionally held at the Lexington Community Center - check LexBikeWalkBus.org for upcoming events.