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Are you going to Gillette Stadium for a Patriots game this season? These are the best ways to get there

Are you going to Gillette Stadium for a Patriots game this season?  These are the best ways to get there

If you’ve ever been to a Patriots game, you know that getting in and out of Gillette Stadium…well…is a hassle to say the least.

Whether by train, carpooling, car, taxi or bus… we’ve got the best ways to get there on match day for you.

BY MBTA:

Between traffic, gas prices and parking costs – driving to Gillette on race day can be expensive and unpredictable. Especially if you come 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 race day.

The MBTA provides service from Boston and Providence to Gillette Stadium, known locally as the Patriot Train. The price for a round trip is about $20, but fares are always subject to change, so check 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 catch the Gillette-bound Patriot train at the TF Green Airport, which has additional stops in Providence, South Attleboro, and Mansfield.

Boston Patriots train tickets are available one week before each game*, so it is highly recommended to buy in advance as tickets usually sell out before game day. *Dedham Corporate Station sells tickets on match days.

You can buy return tickets in the MBTA app for iOS and Android. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, go to the App Store, search for “MBTA mTicket” and download to buy tickets at your selected station.

If you don’t want to download the app, just go to your location station and buy tickets through the Commuter Rail window. Please note: regular train tickets/commuter passes are not valid for the Patriot Train.

You can find the train schedule on the MBTA website.

BY UBER/LYFT:

If you are using a rideshare app on race day, please call your Uber or Lyft at the designated parking lot (Lot 15) near the Bass Pro Shops. Due to the high volume and high demand on match days, it is best to plan your ride to and from Gillette.

BY CAR:

If you are driving to Foxboro on match day, steer clear of using your GPS. Why? Road closures and traffic restrictions near the stadium make navigation complicated. If you are coming from the north, use I-95. If you’re coming from somewhere else, use I-495.

WITH THE CAB:

If you decide to drive to Gillette on match day – and park far from the stadium – you can take a taxi to your car park after the game. The pick-up is located in lot 23.

WITH THE BUS*:

Traveling to Gillette with a large group*? Boston Common Coach is a great option if you’re traveling with a large group but don’t want to take different cars, sit in traffic, and pay for multiple parking spaces.

This is a safe and affordable option ($65 per adult and $35 per child ages 5-12), with road trip service from both downtown Boston (291 Tremont St.) four hours before the game and the North Shore Mall in Peabody (outside the Cheesecake Factory) nearly five hours before kick-off. Buses depart from Gillette one hour before the end of the game.

Now I know what you’re thinking…if you’re with a large group, you probably want tailgate. Boston Common Coach has you covered. They have coolers with ice, toilets and TVs on board. With your ticket you also get free snacks, drinks and water. And since the buses stay on site, consider it your home base.

Check the Boston Common Coach website for schedules, fares, and reservation information.

*You can also book individual tickets if you are traveling alone or per person with a smaller group