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Transportation Access
The exceptional transportation systems serving Chelmsford and the region help keep transportation cost low and response time competitive, thereby providing a distinct economic advantage.  

Chelmsford is strategically located at the heavily traveled intersection of I-495 and Route 3, with average daily traffic volumes of 100,000 and 90,000 respectively. Other state routes through Chelmsford include Routes 3A, 4, 27, 40, 110, and 129.

Chelmsford is centrally located between two major airports. Boston’s Logan Airport is 31 miles to the southeast, and Manchester Airport is 24 miles to the north; for regional service, Laurence G. Hanscom Field is nine miles to the south in Bedford, and Lawrence Municipal Airport is 16 miles to the northeast.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service to North Station, Boston, is available from:
  • Lowell - travel time 45 to49 minutes; 680 MBTA parking spaces
  • Billerica - travel time 37 to 41 minutes; 333 parking spaces 

For Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express, connecting Boston with New York City, service is available in Woburn, 17 miles to the southeast.

Chelmsford is a member of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA), which provides fixed bus service between Lowell and Chelmsford.

In contrast to more densely populated urban centers, Chelmsford business areas offer plentiful onsite parking, a welcome benefit to commuters.