Traveling to Boston University

Getting to Boston University is convenient, no matter how you are traveling. The entire workshop weekend is at 8 St. Mary’s St., Boston, depicted on the map below:

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Traveling by MBTA public transit

The public transit system in Boston is the MBTA, which services Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and many of the suburbs via bus, subway train, and commuter rail. Boston University is on the B-line part of the Green Line. Our stop is BU- Central, the third above ground stop after Kenmore Station.

There are several ways to get to campus, depending on where you enter the subway system:

  • Take the Red Line to Park Street Station, where it intersects with the Green Line. Transfer to an outbound Green Line B train.
  • Take the Blue Line (including Airport stop) to Government Center, where it intersects with the Green Line. Transfer to an outbound Green Line B.
  • Take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing, where it intersects with the Green Line. Follow the underground concourse platform to the Green Line, then board an outbound train.
  • Take the Green Line from any stop between Lechmere and Hynes Convention Center: Take any train to Government Center and then transfer to a B train.

Traveling by car

From Logan Airport:
Take Route 1A Boston to Sumner Tunnel, then proceed to Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive West to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions below.

From the North:
Take Route 1 or 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, Brighton/Cambridge. 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 left 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:
There are a limited number of metered parking spots throughout campus. They have varying restrictions and time limits: Meters on Bay State Road have 2 or 4 hour limits. Be careful to check. The city of Boston’s parking meters are between the hours of 8 am until 8 pm. Quarters only: 1 quarter/12 min = 5 quarters/hour = $1.25/hour. Prepare by bringing an appropriate amount of quarters.

In addition to public parking, three BU parking lots are available to the public. Agganis Arena Lot/Garage is located at 925 Commonwealth Ave from Monday-Friday from 7am-11pm. The Granby Lot, located at 665 Commonwealth Ave is open Monday-Friday from 7 am until 9 pm and Saturdays 8am-3pm. The Kenmore lot, located at 549 Commonwealth Ave has the same hours as the Granby Lot. From all locations, walking to St. Mary’s street is approximately 10 minutes. More information about places to park will be updated closer to the conference. If you know you will need a parking pass, please email kspilios@bu.edu and request one.

Traveling by plane

Boston’s own Logan Airport hosts multiple domestic and international airlines and is a major hub for the New England area. Traveling from Logan to Boston University or other destination can be done in many ways. The MBTA Silver Line services the airport at all terminals and will bring you into the city. There are also taxi cabs available as well as shuttles to various hotels.

Traveling by other bus or train

Both North Station and South Station receive Amtrak trains daily and can then travel using taxi cabs or MBTA services. South Station also has Greyhound and other bus services. If you arrive at South Station, take the Red Line inbound (service to Alewife) and exit the train at Park St. Station. From there, switch to the outbound Green Line- B Line service to Boston College. Our stop is BU- Central, the third above ground stop after Kenmore Station.

If you arrive at North Station, take the Green Line inbound (any) until you reach Park St. At Park St. station, exit the train and wait for a Green Line- B Line service to Boston College. Our stop is BU- Central, the third above ground stop after Kenmore Station.