The Center for International Studies is located near Kendall Square, Cambridge. Parking in this area is very limited. Click here for a list of public parking facilities. A limited number of metered spaces are available on surrounding streets, and free parking is occasionally available along Memorial Drive, adjacent to the Charles River.
Our main offices are on the 4th floor of MIT Building E40.
By subway, take the MBTA Red Line to the Kendall Square station.
There are also several MBTA buses that stop in Kendall Square: Routes 64, 68, 85 and CT2. In addition, on weekdays the EzRide Bus Service is available from Boston’s North Station.
Directions from Logan Airport
Taxi fare from the airport is generally around $30-$35. The trip usually takes 15 minutes to half an hour, depending on time of day.
Take the free airport shuttle bus to the Blue Line subway station. Take the train inbound to Government Center. Go upstairs and take the Green Line one stop to Park Street. Change for the Red Line (outbound toward Alewife). Take the Red Line two stops to Kendall Square.
Take the Sumner Tunnel. Stay left and get on I-93 North. Take exit 26 (Storrow Drive) and stay in the left lane. Proceed 3/4 mile to the first exit on the left, Government Center/Kendall Square. Stay right. Turn right at the stop sign. Proceed across Longfellow Bridge to Broadway, in Cambridge. Take a left onto Ames Street and your second left onto Amherst Street. For additional details, see “location,” above.
Other driving directions
From the Mass Pike/Route 90
Take Exit 18, Cambridge/Allston. After the tolls, follow the signs for Cambridge. Go straight ahead, crossing Storrow Drive and a small bridge over the Charles River. Take a right onto Memorial Drive. Stay in the left lane and look for the sign for Kendall Square and veer right to the light. A half block past the light, on Wadsworth Street, make a left onto Amherst Street. For additional details, see “location,” above.
From Route 2
Take Route 2 East into Cambridge. The road changes from a major highway. Take a right onto Alewife Brook Parkway, passing the Alewife T station. (Or, if you want to avoid trying to park in Kendall Square, park at Alewife and take the Red Line inbound, to Kendall.) Alewife Brook Parkway becomes Fresh Pond Parkway, and eventually intersects with Memorial Drive, at the Charles River. Turn left on Memorial Drive. Stay on Memorial Drive for 3 or 4 miles, and follow the directions above (from Memorial Drive). For additional details, see “location,” above.
Routes 95/1/93 (north of Boston)
Take Route 93 to exit 26A (the Route 28 N/Leverett exit, toward Cambridge) Turn left onto Storrow Drive. Stay in the left lane and exit at Government Center/Kendall Square Cambridge. Follow the signs for Kendall Square, and cross the Longfellow Bridge to Broadway, in Cambridge. Take a left onto Ames Street, and your second left onto Amherst Street. For additional details, see “location,” above.
The following are hotels near CIS. The first three are a short walk away.