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 airport terminal, follow the signs to Ground Transportation where you can take a taxi to campus. The fare to BU’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.

App Ride/TNC

Rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft offer service from Logan Airport. After requesting your ride, follow the App Ride/TNC signs to Central Parking.

Massport shuttle and MBTA 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.

To access the subway, catch a free Logan Airport shuttle bus to the MBTA Blue Line Airport station. 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 Blandford Street, BU East, BU Central, and Amory Street. 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). Visit BU Maps for campus locations. Public parking on campus can be found at Agganis Arena Lot/Garage (entrance located behind 925 Commonwealth Avenue) and the Langsam Garage (entrance located at 142 Gardner Street). Metered on-street parking in Boston and Brookline are also an option for public parking. Please note that parking meters are patrolled and enforced by the respective city and not controlled or enforced by Boston University.


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