If you’ve ever been to a Patriots game, you know getting in and out of Gillette Stadium is … well … a hassle to say the least.
Whether it’s by train, rideshare, car, taxi or bus … we have you covered on the best ways to get there on game day.
Between traffic, gas prices and parking costs — driving to Gillette on game day can be expensive and unpredictable. Especially if you’re coming from the city.
So what’s the best option? The train is by far the fastest, cheapest and most predictable way to get to Foxboro on game day.
The MBTA offers service from Boston and Providence to Gillette Stadium, which is locally known as the Patriot Train. Round trip pricing is about $20, but fares are always subject to change, so please verify on the MBTA website.
The Boston train stops at South Station, Back Bay Station and Dedham Corporate Station. And if you’re coming from the south, you can also grab the Gillette-bound Patriot Train at the TF Green Airport, which has additional stops in Providence, South Attleboro and Mansfield.
Patriots Train tickets from Boston are available a week before each game*, so it’s highly recommended to buy in advance since tickets typically sell out before game day. *Dedham Corporate Station sells tickets on game days.
You can buy round-trip tickets on the MBTA App for iOS and Android. If you don’t have the app downloaded already, head to the App Store, search “MBTA mTicket” and download to buy tickets at your selected station.
If you don’t want to download the app, simply visit your location station and purchase tickets through the Commuter Rail window. Just remember: regular commuter rail tickets/passes aren’t valid for the Patriot Train.
You can find the train schedule on MBTA’s website.
If you’re using a rideshare app on game day, call your Uber or Lyft to the designated parking lot (Lot 15) near the Bass Pro Shops. Due to high volume and demand on game day, it’s best to schedule your ride to and from Gillette.
If you’re driving to Foxboro on game day steer clear from using your GPS. Why? Road closures and traffic restrictions near the stadium will make navigation complicated. If you’re coming from the north use I-95. If you’re coming from elsewhere use I-495.
If you decide to drive to Gillette on game day — and park far away from the stadium — you can take a taxi to your parking spot after the game. The pick-up is located in Lot 23.
Traveling to Gillette with a large group*? Boston Common Coach is great option if you’re traveling with a big party, but don’t want to take different cars, sit in traffic and pay for multiple parking spots.
This is a safe and affordable option ($65 per adult and $35 per child ages 5-12), offering road trip service from both downtown Boston (291 Tremont St.) four hours prior to the game and the North Shore Mall in Peabody (outside the Cheesecake Factory) nearly five hours ahead of kickoff. Buses depart from Gillette one hour prior to the end of the game.
Now I know what you’re thinking … if you’re with a big group you likely want to tailgate. Boston Common Coach has you covered. They have coolers with ice, restrooms and TVs on board. Your ticket also gets you free snacks, refreshments and water. And since the buses stay on site think of it as your home base.
Check Boston Common Coach’s website for schedules, fares, and reservation information.
*You can also book single tickets if you’re traveling alone or per person with a smaller group