Amma in New England - Summer 2018

Public Transportation

Public Transportation from Boston to the program site

Amtrak or Interstate Bus passengers arriving in Boston

From South Station in Boston, take the MBTA Framingham / Worcester Commuter Rail and get off at the Southborough Commuter Rail stop. This is in the town of Southborough / Southboro, Massachusetts.

The Southborough stop has no station building, rest rooms, public telephone, or MBTA employees.

From Southborough stop to the program site Trade Center at the Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA

At the Southborough Commuter Rail stop in Southborough, Massachusetts you can either call a taxi/Uber/Lyft to complete your trip or you may be able to take the Amma shuttle. Uber and LYFT provide some service at this commuter train stop.

NOTE the designation “87 Southville Road, Southboro, MA” is understood by both Lyft and Uber as the address of the MBTA commuter train stop in Southboro, MA. If you try to tell them that you are at “MBTA” or something similar, they will not find the address at which the train stops, and you will not be able to get an Uber, or Lyft, ride. Something about their address database causes this, this problem was still active on May 11.

Using Lyft or Uber services to reach the program hotel in Marlborough

  • LoganExpress bus terminal at 11 Burr Street in Framingham - Approximately $30-$40
  • Commuter train stop in Southborough at 87 Southville Road in Southborough - Approximately $15-$25
  • Logan Airport - Approximately  $75-$150

Shuttles from Airport to Hotel

800-822-5456 or 508-839-6252 offers a variety of van, shared-van and limo options for travel between Marlborough and Boston Logan airport. You must make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. The discounted cost per person is $50. You can reserve online  Amma group rate at Knight’s reservation site or call (ask for AMMA rate). Payment can be made with cash, check to the driver or credit card upon booking.

Cancellation policy is as follows:
Shared van shuttle – ½ hour prior to the pickup time or flight arrival time
Town Car or VIP Van – 2 hours prior to the pickup time or flight arrival time
Executive Van or mini-bus – 24 hours prior to the pickup time or flight arrival time
GoBostonShuttle, 617-969-9999  also offers service between Marlborough and Boston Logan airport. To get a 10% discount, type  "June" into the "GroupID/Discount Code" box on the reservations page. The discounted cost is $112.20 one-way for upto 3 passengers. So if 2 people are sharing the ride to the hotel, the cost would be $56 per person. If 3 people are sharing the ride to the hotel, the cost would be $37.40 per person.

Car Rentals
Avis, 508-460-9756, rents cars at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel.

AMMA’s Travel Exchange

Amma’s Travel Exchange is a useful tool. People are encouraged to check out the website to view and post travel plans related to Amma’s tours in the US and around the world. Click here to visit the Travel Exchange.

MBTA Traveler’s Information Center

The MBTA has a Traveler’s Information Center that provides Route and Schedule information for your trip planning. Please call (617) 222-3200, or Toll Free (800) 392-6100. Hearing impaired customers may use TTY: (617) 222-5146.

For travelers with disabilities, view the Office for Transportation Access for your trip planning.