Getting to MIT
By Public Transportation:
By train, take the
Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. From the "T" station head down Main
Street toward the Charles River, turn right on either Hayward or Wadsworth
Street, and walk one block to Amherst Street. Building E-51 is on the
corner of Amherst and Wadsworth.
The #1 bus stops
at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue. From there, it’s a few minutes’ walk east
on Memorial Drive until you reach Building E-51.
Taxi fare from Logan
airport is $15-20. Taxi fare from downtown Boston is about $10-15. In Cambridge,
call 617-497-1500 or 617-497-9000 to arrange a pick-up.
From the North (I-95
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
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
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, at which point
you will be in Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue, staying
on Mass Ave for about a quarter mile. Fork left onto Main Street and continue
toward Kendall Square for another quarter mile. MIT will be on your right
(if you cross the river again, you have gone too far). Turn right on Ames
Street, then left on Amherst. Building E-51 is on the corner of Amherst
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 your left, just
before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue
Bridge). Heading toward Cambridge, cross the Harvard Bridge; as you do,
you will be looking at MIT. Take the first right after the bridge onto Memorial
Drive, and promptly get into the left lane. Take the first left off Memorial
Drive (i.e., at the sign for “Kendall Square”) onto Wadsworth Street. Building
E-51 is the first building on your left, at the corner of Amherst Street.
If you are driving to
campus, you may find unmetered on-street parking on Memorial Drive and/or
Amherst Street. On weekends, MIT affiliated visitors can park for free in
the MIT-Sloan lot just off Main Street (see map below).
Click Here for a printable version of this map.