Boston Marathon Bus

Colonial Road Runners Marathon Bus

If you are a South Shore runner who is registered for the 2017 Boston Marathon, here is the best way to get to Hopkinton on race day (Monday, April 17th), without having to travel into Boston to take a BAA shuttle bus. Colonial Road Runners sponsors a comfortable intercity “coach” bus that goes directly to Hopkinton from the Braintree MBTA Red Line Station. In Hopkinton, the bus will be parked near the Athletes Village at Hopkinton High School, in a lot set aside by the BAA exclusively for buses from running clubs and charity groups. The bus will remain in Hopkinton, and available for your use, until after the race begins.

Departure Location

The Colonial Boston Marathon Bus will depart from the Braintree MBTA Station at Exit 17 (Union Street) off Route 3. (Street address: 197 Ivory Street.) This will allow you to park at the adjacent garage ($7/day), and return by subway or train to your car after finishing the Marathon.

Departure Time

5:45 AM SHARP! (The BAA requires that the bus arrive in Hopkinton by 6:45 AM.)


$20 for Colonial Road Runners members, $30 for non-members. A discount on the Marathon bus is just one benefit of Colonial Road Runners membership. If you are a nonmember, please visit our website at for information on membership and club activities. Join now, and save right away on the Marathon bus!

The bus is available only to runners who are registered for the Boston Marathon. Bus registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and fees are nonrefundable. We are only allowed to send one bus to Hopkinton. Please register early, and don’t miss out!



IMPORTANT NOTE: The BAA no longer transports runners’ clothing bags from Hopkinton back to Boston after the race begins. Therefore, if you use the CRR bus, you must make other arrangements if you want to have a change of clothing waiting for you in Boston. (The CRR bus does NOT go to Boston after the start of the race.)

Further Information: John Goldrosen,