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Transportation

The area is conveniently accessible by an excellent transportation system, making it easy for its residents, workers, and tourists to get in and out of the city. Below is a summary of the various transportation modes and the services offered in the area:

Major Highways

  • East-West: Route 9, Route 20, I-395, I-290, I-90 (Mass. Pike)
  • North-South: Route 12, Route 122, Route 146, I-190, I-495

Highway Mileage from Worcester

  • NYC: 178 miles
  • Portland, ME: 141 miles
  • Newport, RI: 74 miles
  • Manchester, NH: 73 miles
  • Hartford, CT: 64 miles
  • Springfield: 53 miles
  • Providence, RI: 43 miles
  • Lowell: 41 miles
  • Boston: 38 miles

Airport Information

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is lucky enough to be within an hour's drive to 4 major airports as well as have its own Worcester Regional Airport which features charter service and the recently added commercial airline services like Florida and Myrtle Beach. Worcester has it's own airport which features a daily nonstop JetBlu service to Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For your convenience, below you'll find their websites and contact information: 

Rail Service

  • Passenger Service: Amtrak Passenger Rail Service provides daily passenger rail service to and from Worcester.
  • Freight Service: One of New England’s largest mainline freight interchanges is the Worcester area rail system. Worcester serves as an inland port for containerized freights. It handles containers of import cargoes from the Far East, which move by rail from West Coast ports to Worcester and are transferred to trucks for final delivery in New England.
2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604 - 800-872-7245

Amtrak serves 500 destinations in 46 states and Canada.  Find out how to get to Central MA using Amtrak.... Enjoy the journey! Union Station in Worcester, MA has an enclosed waiting area, with parking, accessible platform and wheelchair accessibility. 

298 Boston Rd. Fair View Farm, Sutton, MA 01590 - (718) 916-2873

In its fifth year what began as a class project has developed into the Blackstone horse and wagon tour. A youth run free tour aimed at educating residents about the historical and current significance of Worcester through the lenses of immigrant youth from South High Community School. Aiming to be the official tour group for the city, the hour long tour begins and ends at the corner of Harding and temple street in the canal district every Thursday starting at 5pm. Come check us and enjoy and educational yet fun family activity for people of all ages.

390 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 - 508-839-6252

Offering door-to-door Airport service to Logan International (Boston) and T.F.Green (Providence) Bradley (Hartford), Manchester, NH. Also providing service for: Amtrak and Black Falcon Pier Cruise terminal.   Specializing in Bachelor and Bachelorette parties and a "knight” out on the town. 

224 Cherry Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 - 508-842-4790

Founded in 1986, we specialize in corporate transportation and social events. Our award winning service provides chauffeurs that are trained to create the best experience possible for each client. We offer a diverse new fleet of vehicles ranging from corporate sedans and SUV's to stretch limos, party busses, Rolls Royce's, and Mercedes Sprinter limousines. We host an Open House every Saturday from 12-3pm to see the fleet and meet our staff.

3 Silver Fox Drive, Millbury, MA 01527 - 508-865-6000

Fox Tours is a diversified family business that has served the New England since 1978. We offer both day and overnight group and school tours to cities such as Boston, New York, Atlantic City, Washington D.C., and Myrtle beach.

375 Airport Dr, Worcester, MA 01602 - 508-792-0537

Auto rental franchise targeting value conscious business and leisure travelers, family owned and operated for over 30 years. Award winning service and high quality cars and trucks. Used car sales available too! Hours of operation: 8am-7pm, Mon-Fri.

219 W Boylston St, West Boylston, MA 01583 - 508-835-6436

Open seven days, 24 hours a day. Door-to-door airport transportation to Boston's Logan International Airport, TF Green Airport in Providence, R.I., Worcester Regional Airport and Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT. In addition to shuttle vans, Lincoln Town Car, Limousine, Excursion SUV, and Mini Coach service also available. Proud recipients of the 2011 BBB Torch Award for Market Place Ethics in Central MA.

375 Airport Dr, Worcester, MA 01602 - (508) 799-1741

Conveniently located in the heart of Central Massachusetts, Worcester Regional Airport is owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority. Worcester Regional Airport offers state-of-the-art passenger comfort and accessibility and features four jetway gates, two ramp level gates, two baggage carousels, and a TSA installed screening system.

287 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605 - 508-791-9782

As the second largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts, the WRTA serves 35 communities with its fleet of buses which includes 4 clean diesel-electric hybrid buses. The WRTA also provides paratransit services in addition to the variety of special service for the elderly and disabled residents in its entire service area.