Directions and Parking
getting to campus
Given our proximity to Boston, getting to campus can be difficult at times. We strongly encourage you to register for your Eagle Eye Information session and/or campus tour so that we may email you regarding the details of your visit prior to your arrival on campus. Additionally, we have provided important information below to help make traveling to Boston College as easy as possible.
The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), called the T, is trolley system that travels above and below ground. The different lines of the T are color-coded. Boston College is located at the end of the "B" line branch of the T's Green Line. One-way fares are $2.75 and travel time from downtown Boston outbound to Boston College is approximately 45 minutes. Once you exit the T at Boston College, cross to the other side of the street (Commonwealth Avenue) and walk up the hill to the right to the Main Gate. Enter campus at Main Gate and walk down Linden Lane. Gasson Hall (the building with the tower) is located directly at the end of Linden Lane.
Click here to view a map of the Green Line branch of the T.
FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: Take the SL1 (silver line bus) to South Station. Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
*Travel time will vary depending on time of day. A taxi is generally the fastest way to get to campus.*
FROM SOUTH STATION: Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 12 minutes.
FROM POINTS NORTH AND SOUTH: Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.
FROM POINTS WEST: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1.5 miles to Boston College.
FROM DOWNTOWN BOSTON: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1.5 miles to Boston College.
Please continue reading below for important information about parking on campus and the correct GPS address to use.
Despite our name, Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts. Our campus is approximately six miles west of downtown Boston. Therefore, it is important that you put the correct town and/or zip code when you are entering our address into GPS navigation or Google Maps.
Once you have parked, please remember to take your parking ticket with you so that a member of our staff can validate your parking ticket.
From September through May, Undergraduate Admission visitors should park in the Beacon Street Garage, above level three, unless otherwise instructed.
From June through August, Undergraduate Admission visitors may park in the Commonwealth Avenue Garage above level 3, unless otherwise instructed.
FOR THE BEACON STREET GARAGE: Use the intersection of Beacon and Chestnut Hill Drive, Brighton, MA 02135. Head away from the reservoir (west) on Beacon Street and the Beacon Street garage will be on your right. map it>>
FOR THE COMMONWEALTH AVENUE GARAGE: Use the intersection of St. Thomas More Road and Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. From St. Thomas More Road, take Campanella Way to the Commonwealth Avenue Garage.
FOR THE MAIN GATE: Use 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA. Please note that parking is extremely limited on Middle Campus. We strongly encourage you to park in one of the two parking garages.
Please note: If you are using Apple Maps or Siri on an iPhone to get to campus, please be sure to type in/speak the address "140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA." Simply typing or saying "Boston College" may not bring you to our main campus.