Directions to MIT

From Logan Airport

By Taxi:

Taxi fare from the airport is about $35. Under normal traffic conditions the taxi ride will take about 25 minutes.

By Subway:

From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station.  At South Station, take the red line subway towards Alewife Station.  Get off at the Kendall/MIT Station (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour.

By Car:

The drive from Logan Airport can be rather nasty, depending on traffic conditions. Take the main exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. The Tunnel toll is us $3. As you exit the tunnel, turn right onto the expressway (93 north). Take the second exit, marked 'Storrow Drive West'. Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River. The Boston Museum of Science will be on your left. Turn left at the next stoplight onto Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive for about a half mile and MIT will be on your right side.

From the North (I-95 or I-93)

If you are heading South on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading South on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the South (I-95 or I-93)

If you are heading North on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading North on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90

From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)

Follow I-90 East to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (Exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, Cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. The main entrance to MIT will be on your left. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far.

From Route I-93

From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2a. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT - the great dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic facilities are on the left.

 

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Parking

Parking in Cambridge and Boston is generally not an enjoyable experience. Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel at which you are staying, and use public transportation to get to the MIT ampus. If you must drive to the campus, there are both on- and off-street parking available, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus (unless you arrive early in the morning or late in the evening).

There is unmetered parking on Memorial Drive (most of the spaces fill up at around 8:00 am), and metered parking on Massachusetts Avenue.

There are a number of lots at which you may park for a fee. These include a Park and Lock on Third Street, Kinney Systems at 4 Cambridge Center (entrances on Ames Street and Broadway), and Kinney Systems at Ten Cambridge Center (entrances from Broadway and Binney Street).

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Directions to the GTL

From the Marriott Hotel, Kendall Square

Exit the hotel through the doors facing MIT and cross the street (Main Street). Turn right on Main Street and pass a set of traffic lights (Ames Street). Keeping going straight on Main Street until you come to another set of lights and a parking garage; you are on the corner of Main Street and Vassar Street. Turn left on Vassar Street. Building 41 is at 77 Vassar Street. (http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=41)

 

From the Intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street

At the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street, there is a parking lot adjacent to a Bank of America ATM.

Building 41 is at 77 Vassar Street, and is the first building, next to this parking lot. (http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=41)