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For other places with the same name, see Malden (disambiguation).

Malden is a suburb of Boston in the state of Massachusetts. Its population was 66,000 in the 2020 census.

Waitt Brick Block

Get in[edit]

Given Malden's proximity to Boston, you can refer to the Boston#Get in and Boston#Get around for most of the details. Malden is not that far from Logan Airport.

By train[edit]

Orange Line: Malden Center and Oak Grove, the last two stops on the Orange line, are in Malden. Wellington Station does have connections to various bus routes that serve Malden.

You can also take the Commuter Rail's Haverhill line from North Station to get to Malden.

By bus[edit]

From Saugus, take the 430 bus to Malden center. The 137 bus can take you to Malden coming from Melrose. From Medford, the 101 goes direct to Malden center, and the 134 goes to Wellington station. From Everett, you can take the 104, 99, or 106 buses to get to Malden.

By car[edit]

Take Route 1 to the Lynn Street, Salem Street or Route 60 exits.

From Interstate 93, you can take the exits 29, 32, or 33 (Route 28, Fellsway, or Malden/Medford exits). Then travel along routes 60 or 28 the rest of the way to get into Malden.

From Route 16, switch to Route 28 at Wellington circle to access Malden.

Get around[edit]

By public transit[edit]

The Orange Line is not that useful to get around Malden, than it is to get in and out of Malden. As such, you'll have to use the buses to get around Malden. Malden Center MBTA Station hosts a lot of bus routes fanning out in all directions, make connections between buses here.

The 101, 100, and 108 buses run along the western edge of Malden, serving primarily residential areas. The 106, 430, and 411 buses cross Malden from west to east. The 99, 132, 131, and 137 buses serve areas in the north of Malden. The 104, 105, 106, and 99 buses serve areas in the south of Malden.

Bus service can be very infrequent at times, or not run at all at weekends.

By car[edit]

A car can be very useful to access areas far from Malden's city center, especially given the infrequent bus service, or if it's the weekend. In the Malden city center, parking can be hard to come by.


Malden has a lot of parks throughout the city, with 30 scattered throughout.

  • 1 Waitt's Mountain, Waitts Mt Park. Historic park, Tallest summit in Malden.


  • 1 Converse Memorial Library (Converse Memorial Building), 36 Salem St. M-Th 9AM-9PM. F-Sat 9AM-6PM. Historically significant building, housed the Malden Public Library.
  • 2 Boda Borg Boston, 90 Pleasant St. Recreation that defies description. 20+ "quests" in different rooms, ranging from cerebral to physically demanding; complete as many as possible within the allotted time.


  • 1 Snap Mart, Main St..
  • 2 Pleasant St. Exchange, 88 Pleasant St (a couple minutes walk from Malden Center Station), +1 781-321-8700. M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Shop that buys and sells electronics (phones, iPods, media players, TVs, stereo systems, video games, DVDs, etc.). Must be 21 with valid ID in order to sell.
  • 3 Townline Plaza, 295 Middlesex Ave.
  • 4 Broadway Plaza, 38 Broadway.


With a growing Asian American population, there has been a growth in places with Asian American cuisine.

  • 1 Sun Kong, 275 Eastern Ave. Chinese restaurant, dim sum and dinner.
  • 2 Habesha Restaurant, 535 Main St. Ethiopian.


  • 1 Mystic Station, 139 Pleasant St. American.
  • 2 Hugh O'Neill's Restaurant & Pub, 45 Pleasant St. Irish.


Go next[edit]

  • Take the Orange Line into Assembly Square in Somerville
  • Boston Proper is only a 15 minute ride on the Orange Line.
Routes through Malden
NewburyportSaugus  N  S  RevereBoston
WalthamMedford  W  E  RevereEnds at
StonehamMedford  N  S  SomervilleCambridge
ENDSaugus  N  S  EverettCharlestown
END  N  S  SomervilleDowntown Boston
ReadingMelrose  N  S  Boston

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