Directions to Salem

Traffic to Salem is expected to be significant during the month of October, particularly on weekends. Generally, motorists travel to Salem via Route 114 East. We would strongly discourage your using this route during October weekends. Instead, you are advised to take alternate routes to Salem in order to minimize travel time.

From / To Route 90 - MassPike

To Salem: Continue on I-90/Masspike East and take Exit 25 (South Boston) and follow signs to rejoin I-90 East to Logan Airport/1A.  Follow Route 1A all the way into Salem.
From Salem: Take Route 1A South to the Ted Williams Tunnel.  From the tunnel take Exit 25 to South Boston surface streets.  Take a left on Congress Street, left on West Service Road and right onto the South Boston Bypass Road.  Take a right onto northbound Frontage Road to the I-90 West on-ramp.


From Points South

Route 1 North or Route 95 North to Route 129 South.  Follow Route 129 South to Route 107 North, and follow into Salem.
Route 128 North to Take Exit 44B to Lynn/129 East.  Enter Goodwin Circle (Rotary) and take the Salem Street/Peabody exit.  Salem Street turns into Lynnfield Street.  Lynnfield Street turns into Washington Street. At the intersection with Main Street, take a right, and follow signs to Salem.
Take Route 128 North to Exit 28 (Centennial Drive).  Follow Centennial Drive and take right on Summit Street.  Follow and take left onto Lynnfield Street.  Lynnfield Street will turn into Washington Street.  At intersection with Main Street, take a right, and follow signs to Salem.
Take Route 128 North to Exit 26.  Follow Lowell Street through Peabody Square.  Lowell Street will turn into Main Street.  Follow signs into Salem.


From Points North / Cape Ann

Take Route 128 South to Exit 24.  Follow Endicott Street to intersection with Route 35 (Water Street).  Take Route 35 South to Route 114 East.  Follow Route 114 East into Salem.
Take Route 128 South to Exit 22.  Take Route 62 East to Route 1A South.  Cross bridge, and follow Route 1A South into Salem.
Take Route 128 South to Exit 20.  Take Route 1A South, and follow into Salem.


From Points North / New Hampshire & Maine

Take I-95 South to Route 128 North. Follow directions above to either Exit 26, 24, 22, or 20 to Salem.
Take I-95 South to Route 1 South to Route 114 East. Follow Route 114 East into Salem.
Take I-93 South to I-95/Route 128 North. Follow directions above for Route 128 North.

The path to progress isn't always pretty!

Building Salem Logo There are several construction projects happening and planned in Salem for 2013 - 2019.  These include the construction of a new garage at the MBTA station, the expansion of the Peabody Essex Museum, expansion of Salem State University, curb-to-curb improvements of Canal Street, and a future National Grid project.

For construction updates, including traffic impacts, please visit BuildingSalem.com.

Parking in Salem

We know parking in Salem during Haunted Happenings can be frustrating. In addition to the lots and garages listed here, several private lots will be open (cash on entry, between $10 and $20).  Please plan for traffic getting in, especially on Saturdays.

 

Salem implemented a new comprehensive parking plan in 2012. If you have visited before, you may find new parking meters and regulations in your favorite parking lots and spots. When you are seeking parking in Salem, please respect our residents and the streets marked Resident-only. Cars will be ticketed or towed that are illegally parked. 

 

Please visit ParkinginSalem.com for the new parking information and maps. Follow @getthroughoctober on Twitter for road closings and traffic updates throughout the month.

Parking Lots

 

Some parking lots have multi-space meters and others have conventional meters. The multi-space meters accept coins, bills, and credit cards. The conventional meters only accept coins (nickels, dimes, and quarters).

 

Unlimited daily stay: You can stay in the Bridge Street and Church Street West lots for as long as you need. Just be sure to pay for your full stay at the multi-space meters before you walk off the lot.

 

Four-hour maximum stay: All of the other parking lots are intended for four hour stays or less. The Church Street East and Salem Green lots have multi-space meters. The other lots have conventional meters. If you need to stay for more than four hours, park in the Bridge Street or Church Street West lots, or one of the garages. You can save money, not have to worry about getting a ticket, and avoid having to move your car.

 

Enforcement of parking lots is 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday.  Parking tickets cost $25.00.

Different parking lots in Salem have different rates.
    $4.00 per day: Bridge Street
    $1.00 per hour: Church Street West, Church Street East, and Salem Green
    $0.75 per hour: Sewall Street, Front Street, and Klop Alley
    $0.50 per hour: Riley Plaza West and Riley Plaza East

 

Please note: the Church Street Lot will cost $20 cash on entry on October weekends and after 2:00 PM on Halloween.

Universal Steel Lot

 

The new lot at 297 Bridge Street, Salem, MA 01970 will be available on October 19, 20, 26, 27, and Halloween (October 31). Cost to park is $15 cash on entry on the weekends, and $20 on Halloween. All proceeds raised at this lot during October will go toward the Salem High School Music Boosters, who are raising $100,000 for new marching band uniforms.

Museum Place Garage

 

  •     1 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970
  •     Open 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday through Wednesday and 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM Thursday through Saturday.
  •     Weekdays the cost is $0.75 per hour.
  •     Weekends in October and after 2:00 PM on Halloween cost is $20 cash on entry.

South Harbor Garage

 

    10 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970
    Open 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday through Wednesday and 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM Thursday through Saturday.
    Weekdays the cost is $0.25 per hour.
    Weekends in October and after 2:00 PM on Halloween, the cost is $20 cash on entry.

 

Note: There are meters on the first floor of the South Harbor Garage, which cost $.25 per hour, but have a 4-hour limit.

Motor Coach / Bus Parking

 

Salem, Massachusetts welcomes groups! October is peak season in Salem, and parking - especially on the weekends - can be challenging for both cars and buses. Destination Salem has a new Motor Coach Map & Guidelines to help group tour leaders and drivers, and complete information for groups visiting Salem is available at Salem.org.

 

Printed copies of the Motor Coach Map & Guidelines are available to group tour planners by contacting Destination Salem at (978) 741-3252 or kfox@salem.org.

More Information

 

For complete information on Parking in Salem, visit ParkinginSalem.com.

 

Click here for the Downtown Parking Map

Transportation

MBTA Train Service


Commuter Rail Newburyport/Rockport lines. Bus #450 from South Station. Bus #459 from Logan Terminal C.
800-392-6100 | mbta.com

MBTA Bus Service

Bus #450 from Haymarket, Boston
Bus #455 from Wonderland Station
Bus #456 from Central Square, Lynn
Bus #459 from Terminal C, Logan Airport
Bus #465 from Liberty Tree Mall (Best Buy), Danvers
800-392-6100 | mbta.com

Salem Fast Ferry (Boston)

As one of the nation’s most historic and haunted cities, Salem in October is a must-visit. Let the Salem Fast Ferry whisk you there from Boston in under an hour.
10 Blaney St. Salem & Long Wharf, Boston | 877-733-9425 | BostonHarborCruises.com

KT’S Transportation

Ride to/from Boston’s Logan Airport in our clean, dependable, smoke-free Honda Odyssey vans. We have reliable, friendly and competitive rates. Based in Salem, MA.
978-317-7376 | KTsTransportation.com

Directions To Salem

 

The City of Salem Parking web site.

Long term motor coach parking is available at Fort Avenue and Salem Willows. Download the 2013 Salem Motorcoach Map & Guidelines.

Alternate Routes into Salem

Traffic to Salem is expected to be significant during the month of October, particularly on weekends. Generally, motorists travel to Salem via Route 114 East. We would strongly discourage your using this route during October weekends. Instead, you are advised to take alternate routes to Salem in order to minimize travel time.

From / To Route 90 - MassPike

To Salem: Continue on I-90/Masspike East and take Exit 25 (South Boston) and follow signs to rejoin I-90 East to Logan Airport/1A.  Follow Route 1A all the way into Salem.
From Salem: Take Route 1A South to the Ted Williams Tunnel.  From the tunnel take Exit 25 to South Boston surface streets.  Take a left on Congress Street, left on West Service Road and right onto the South Boston Bypass Road.  Take a right onto northbound Frontage Road to the I-90 West on-ramp.


From Points South

Route 1 North or Route 95 North to Route 129 South.  Follow Route 129 South to Route 107 North, and follow into Salem.
Route 128 North to Take Exit 44B to Lynn/129 East.  Enter Goodwin Circle (Rotary) and take the Salem Street/Peabody exit.  Salem Street turns into Lynnfield Street.  Lynnfield Street turns into Washington Street. At the intersection with Main Street, take a right, and follow signs to Salem.
Take Route 128 North to Exit 28 (Centennial Drive).  Follow Centennial Drive and take right on Summit Street.  Follow and take left onto Lynnfield Street.  Lynnfield Street will turn into Washington Street.  At intersection with Main Street, take a right, and follow signs to Salem.
Take Route 128 North to Exit 26.  Follow Lowell Street through Peabody Square.  Lowell Street will turn into Main Street.  Follow signs into Salem.


From Points North / Cape Ann

Take Route 128 South to Exit 24.  Follow Endicott Street to intersection with Route 35 (Water Street).  Take Route 35 South to Route 114 East.  Follow Route 114 East into Salem.
Take Route 128 South to Exit 22.  Take Route 62 East to Route 1A South.  Cross bridge, and follow Route 1A South into Salem.
Take Route 128 South to Exit 20.  Take Route 1A South, and follow into Salem.


From Points North / New Hampshire & Maine

Take I-95 South to Route 128 North. Follow directions above to either Exit 26, 24, 22, or 20 to Salem.
Take I-95 South to Route 1 South to Route 114 East. Follow Route 114 East into Salem.
Take I-93 South to I-95/Route 128 North. Follow directions above for Route 128 North.