Planes. Trains. Automobiles. TARDIS. Broom. How to get here and around during the weekend.
It takes under 30 minutes to drive from Boston's Logan Airport to MIT. We will have complimentary shuttles leaving Terminal C at Logan every 30 minutes from 8 AM until 9 PM on April 16. Once you land, just make your way to Terminal C and look for lots of excited people wearing MIT shirts. We'll have return shuttles on April 19, from 5 AM until noontime. If you are arriving outside of shuttle hours, you can take a taxi or public transportation.
Most people get to MIT by train, bus, and subway on a daily basis. South Station is the main hub where regional Amtrak, major bus lines, and Massachusetts Commuter Rail services arrive. From South Station, MIT is just a 20-minute ride on the T (Boston's subway system), and you'll arrive in Kendall Square, the heart of Cambridge's innovation district and MIT's Campus. The Kendall Square stop is on the Red Line.
If you are coming from nearby, we recommend getting dropped off on campus. If you come with your parents, it is easiest to have them leave their car at their hotel or at a nearby Red Line T Stop. Parking around campus can be as hard as getting into MIT sometimes. If you do plan on parking, we have a few recommendations near campus, as well as some other options on our Parking Map.
Getting around @ MIT
You should plan on walking a lot while you are here for CPW, but if you want a ride MIT has four shuttle systems to help you get around campus and surrounding areas. The Tech Shuttle travels around campus, the Boston Daytime Shuttle will get you across the river into Boston and many of MIT's Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living Groups, and Saferide operates several routes from 6 PM until 3:30 AM.