I'll be travelling from NYC to Boston via bus or Amtrak train (as yet undecided, probably bus) on Columbus Day weekend. That part is easy, it's getting from South Station Amtrak or Greyhound in Newton to my destination that's challenging me.
Where I ultimately need to go is NW of Boston in the Waltham or Bedford areas (can be picked up in either). I had thought I could go from South Station Amtrak to Riverside via the T but according to MBTA's Trip Planner, that's 2h20min. I don't think so.
So then I figured Big Grey Dog to Newton (essentially Riverside) but it's another "can't get there from here" without going back into Boston on the green line and back out on the red, apparently. This can't be impossible to do. I'm not sure how commuters do it. Cars only?
Worse comes to worse, I can get access to a car here but really don't want to have to pick it up Friday night here in NY, pay to garage it overnight, spend gas, drive, then come back Monday, get the car back home and then come back to my apartment.
What I've also looked at: Zipcar (not economically feasible), Amtrak to Framingham and or 128 Amtrak Westwood University Station (see also: can't get there from here), A Black Car Limo from SMQ Limo 508-989-1883 www.smqlimo.com so worth having a car and driver waiting, traditional rent-a-car (Hertz is at South Station and isn't bad for three days if I take Fungwah/Megabus up, costs are still down over self-drive with gas and hassle)
Am I spoiled from being too long in NYC? Can you really not get there from here? Bostonians, what are my options?