Compare Passes in Boston

If you are finding it difficult to decide which pass is right for you, we’ve devised this handy chart that gives you a side by side comparison. It’s not the last word but it should give you a better idea which card is right for you. Don’t forget to read the notes for more info that does not fit on the chart.

FeatureGo Boston CardBoston CityPASS
Go Boston CardBoston CityPASS
Calendar Days to Use it1, 2, 3, 5 or 79 Days
Cost for an Adult$60-185$46
Cost for a Child$40-140$29
Full Color Guidebook
Number of Attractions705
Fast Track/VIP Entry
Restaurant and Shopping Discounts
VisitationOnce Per DayOnce per booklet
List of Attractions
Bay State Cruise-Provincetown Ferry
Boston Children's Museum
Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour
Boston's Tall Ships
Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame
Cape Cod Canal Cruise
Cape Cod Central Railroad
Cape Cod Gray Line Tour
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike & Kayak Rental
Cape Cod: Heritage Museum & Gardens
Cape Cod: Hyannisport Harbor Cruise
Cape Cod: JFK Hyannis Museum
Cape Cod: Sandwich Glass Museum
Charles Riverboat Cruise
Concord Museum
Concord: Louisa May Orchard House
Concord: The Old Manse
Discover Plymouth Walking Tour
EZ Pedaler Electric Bike Rentals
Fenway Park Tour
Foxwoods Casino Tour
Franklin Park Zoo
Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour
Gibson House
Gray Line Tour - Fall Foliage
Gray Line Tour - New England Seacoast
Harvard Museum of Natural History*
Hi-Speed Catamaran Whale Watch
Hop-On/Off Beantown Trolley
Institute of Contemporary Art
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jenney Grist Mill
John F. Kennedy Library & Museum*
Lexington: Buckman Tavern
Lexington: Hancock Clarke House
Lexington: Liberty Ride
Lexington: Munroe Tavern
Marthas Vineyard Ferry
Mary Baker Eddy Library / Mapparium
MIT Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science
Nantucket Ferry
Nantucket Historical Whaling Museum
New England Aquarium
Newport Mansions
Newport Vineyards
Newport: Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport: Islander Touring Train
Old North Church
Old South Meeting House
Old State House Museum
Old Sturbridge Village
Otis House Museum
Paul Revere House
Peabody Essex Museum
Peabody Museum of Archaeology
Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II
Salem Witch Museum
Salem: House of the Seven Gables
Samuel Adams Brewery Tour
Six Flags NE & Hurricane Harbor
Skywalk Observatory
The Nichols House Museum
The Swan Boats of Boston
The USS Constitution Museum
USS Constitution Cruise by BHC
Wrentham Premium Outlets Tour
*You can go to either
attraction but not
both on CityPass

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Notes

In the spring, summer and autumn, the Go Boston Card is the better value. It includes all but one of the attractions that CityPass has and much more. In addition, it includes very popular attractions such as the Fenway Park tour, Whale Watch and Trolley. On longer duration cards, you can get the Duck Tours included. If you want a more casual trip, fewer attractions in more days, then the Boston CityPass could be your ticket as long as your list of attractions matches up with theirs. In the winter, the advantage of the Go Card diminishes as many of their attractions are seasonal.

With both, you get great skip the line privledges at both places. They will both save you a lot of money if you use them.