Directions and Parking

Boston University is located in the heart of Boston along the Charles River. BU Maps offers an interactive view of our campus and our city, where you can find libraries and residences, restaurants and shopping, and where to hop on the T or splash down on a Duck Tour. In short, nearly everything a visitor could want.

As we are an urban campus, the best way to get to BU is by public transportation. If you choose to drive to campus, please plan to arrive early to park and locate your event.

Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), called the T, is color-coded by line: Red, Blue, Orange, and Green. The Green Line “B” train passes right through the Boston University Charles River campus, continuing from Kenmore Square up along Commonwealth Avenue on the street level.

Directions to campus via subway:

Listed below are the closest T stations for admitted student Open House programs. All stops are off the “B” Branch of the Green Line. An admitted student Open House may be held at a different location from the school or college. After you RSVP for an Open House, you will receive a confirmation email with the exact location of your Open House.

Open House Program Closest Green Line “B” Branch T Station
College of Arts & Sciences Boston University Central
College of Fine Arts Boston University West
College of General Studies Boston University West
College of Communication Boston University East
College of Engineering Blandford Street
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Blandford Street or
Boston University East
Questrom School of Business Blandford Street
School of Education Blandford Street
School of Hospitality Administration St. Paul Street
Transfer Student Open House Blandford Street

Driving Directions

From the North:

Take I-93 South to Boston. After the bridge, take the Storrow Drive/Cambridge exit. Follow Storrow Drive approximately 2 miles to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions below.

From the Southeast:

Take I-95 or Route 3 North to I-93 North into Boston. Take exit 26 onto Storrow Drive and follow 2 miles to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions below.

From the South:

Washington, DC or NYC, take I-95 N to New Haven, CT. Then take I-91 N to Hartford, where you will get I-84 East. Follow this to I-90 East, the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow the directions from the West below.

From the West:

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 18, Allston/Brighton. Follow the right side of the ramp towards Cambridge. At the bottom of the ramp there will be several traffic lights. Turn right at the hotel onto Storrow Drive. Exit Storrow Drive at the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions below.

Local Directions:

From the Kenmore Square exit off Storrow Drive, follow ramp to traffic lights. Turn right onto Beacon Street. At this point, the road will fork. Follow the right side of fork for all Bay State Road destinations.

Otherwise, follow the left side of fork into Kenmore Square and at the second traffic light, bear right for all Commonwealth Avenue destinations.


Parking on campus will be available for families on the day of Open House events. A map of parking lots and a parking pass will be included on the back of the Open House invitation in your welcome packet.