Directions to Campus
Boston is a major transportation hub, which means you can get to campus via many different types of transit. You can fly into Logan Airport, take a train to North or South Station, take the “T” if you are nearby, or drive to campus (add extra time for Boston’s traffic if you drive!).
Arriving by plane
The closest airport to Boston University is Logan International Airport (BOS), which is about eight miles from campus. From the terminal, follow the signs to Ground Transportation, where you can take a taxi to campus or take the Silver Line bus to South Station.
The fare to Boston University’s Charles River Campus from Logan Airport should be around $45. When traffic is light, the taxi ride will take about 20 minutes. During peak hours, the ride could take 45 minutes or more.
MBTA shuttle & subway
Boston has a comprehensive public transportation system known as the MBTA or the “T,” with bus lines, trolleys, and subway trains running throughout the city. There are several ways to get from the airport to campus, and you can use the MBTA’s Trip Planner or Google Maps transit directions to research the options.
One option to campus via the “T” is to purchase a Charlie Card or Charlie Ticket, then take the Silver Line SL1 bus from the airport terminal to South Station. Upon arriving at South Station, you should transfer to the Red Line inbound toward Alewife and take it to the Park Street Station stop. From the Park Street Station, take the Green Line B branch outbound toward Boston College.
A second option to campus via the “T” is to take a free Logan Airport Shuttle Bus to the Blue Line station near the airport. You can then purchase a Charlie Card or Charlie Ticket. Take the Blue Line inbound train to the Government Center stop and transfer to the Green Line B branch outbound toward Boston College.
BU’s Charles River Campus is large, so your final destination will determine the stop at which you exit the train. The main BU stops are BU East, BU Central, and BU West. The Summer Term office at 755 Commonwealth Avenue is closest to the BU Central stop. You can see all of the Green Line B branch stops on the MBTA website or use Google Maps transit directions to find the stop closest to your final destination.
Arriving by car
Major routes into the City of Boston include I-93, I-95, and the Mass Pike (I-90). Directions to the BU campus can be found by using the interactive map below to find your destination. Visit BU Maps for more campus locations. Public parking facilities on campus can be found here.