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Shuttle service changes during COVID pandemic (updated 3/8/21)
Although most campus shuttle services have transitioned to reduced schedules, we have added an extra grocery shuttle on Wednesdays. View the updated schedule for each shuttle below. Questions regarding shuttle services may be directed to or 617-253-1440.

  • The Boston Daytime Shuttle has returned to service weekdays from 8:00 AM through 5:45 PM as of March 8.
  • Tech shuttle is operating with fewer shuttles and no late evening service, 6:15 AM – 7:45 PM, Monday – Friday.
  • SafeRide fixed-route shuttle service has increased for the Campus route. All other fixed-route shuttles have been suspended until further notice.
  • SafeRide on-demand service is operating with fewer shuttles on a reduced schedule of 6 PM – 2:30 AM, Sunday – Saturday.
  • We have added a Trader Joe’s/Whole Foods Market shuttle on Wednesdays in addition to the Sunday shuttle; Costco/Target shuttle services continue to run on Sundays.
  • EZ Ride is operating with a reduced number of shuttles, 6:20 AM (first shuttle leaves North Station) to 7:30 PM (last shuttle leaves Erie).
  • Lincoln Lab shuttle services resumed on June 29 at 25% capacity (9 seats per shuttle).
  • Note that face coverings are required for shuttle passengers and drivers, and new signage has been installed to help riders maintain physical distance. Seat decals have been placed on aisle seats to indicate that no aisle seating is allowed. Signs direct passengers to fill seats starting in the back (progressing toward the front) and disembark from the front seats first (progressing toward the back).
  • MIT shuttle COVID-19 policies and procedures:
    • Face coverings are required for passengers and drivers; drivers also wear gloves.
    • To create physical distancing, no passengers are permitted to use aisle seats; this is indicated with decals posted on the seats.
    • Please fill seats starting at the back of the bus and progressing toward the front. When disembarking, allow the passengers at the front to disembark first. The process should then progress toward passengers at the back.
    • Plastic shields have been installed between the driver and passenger areas on all shuttles.
    • Shuttles are cleaned daily using a COVID-approved fogging process along with enhanced cleaning procedures.

A variety of shuttle services are available to safely transport members of the MIT community to, from, and around the MIT campus.

PDF of MIT Shuttles summary

Daytime weekday shuttle services

  • The Tech Shuttle — operated by the Parking & Transportation Office and free with MIT ID, provides a safe means of transportation around the Cambridge campus from 6:15 AM – 7:45 PM weekdays.
  • Boston Daytime Shuttle — Boston Daytime shuttle service has been suspended until further notice.
  • EZRide — free with MIT ID, offers morning and evening routes around the Cambridge campus and to North Station via Lechmere, as well as midday routes on the Cambridge campus. Please note EZRide shuttle service is operating on a temporarily reduced schedule due to the COVID-19 situation.

Evening SafeRide shuttle services

  • SafeRide — free with MIT ID, provides a safe means of transportation at night seven days a week, currently operating from 6:00 PM – 2:30 AM Sunday through Saturday. SafeRide travels within and around the MIT campus and to some Boston neighborhoods where MIT students live.

Specialty shuttles

  • Airport Shuttle — available by reservation for a fee, the airport shuttle is operated by the Parking and Transportation Office and provides service to Logan Airport just prior to the Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks
  • The Grocery and Weekend Shuttles — free with MIT ID
  • The Lincoln Lab Shuttle — free with MIT ID, provides service between the MIT Cambridge campus and Lincoln Lab
  • The Wellesley College Shuttle — operates weekdays and is free for students with MIT ID; staff and faculty must purchase tickets at the Parking and Transportation Office
  • M2 Shuttle — tickets for sale at the Parking and Transportation Office

General MIT Shuttle Rules:

  • Given the current COVID-19 situation, remember to protect yourself and others on the shuttle by following the guidelines from MIT Medical and the CDC:
    • Wear a mask if possible, since social distancing on the shuttle may be difficult, and do your best to maintain a distance of six feet from other riders
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow or upper arm
    • Try not to touch your face
    • Do not ride the shuttle if you are feeling sick
  • Be seated as soon as possible.
  • Federal regulations require all passengers to be behind the white line before the bus may depart.
  • Do not smoke in the bus.
  • Do not walk in front of the bus after exiting.
  • Do not push people when you enter or exit the bus.
  • Do not impede the driver from closing the doors of the bus, at any time or for any reason.

Note: Drivers will enforce all regulations. Service will be refused to anyone who does not comply with regulations or whose behavior is disruptive or hazardous to passenger and vehicle safety.

Shuttle questions? Call 617-253-1440 or email

 Tech Shuttle on Amherst Street
 Lincoln Lab Shuttle
 M2 Shuttle
 Mobile Shuttle Schedule
 NextBus (Real-time Shuttle Tracker)
 Wellesley College Shuttle


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Shuttle inquiries

Phone: 617-253-1440

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Street Address: 40 Ames Street
Building: E17-106
Hours: M - F, 8AM - 6PM

Phone: 617-258-6510
Phone (after hours): 617-253-2997
Fax: 617-258-6357

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