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 campus. 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 metered parking on Massachusetts Avenue . There are a number of lots at which you may park for a fee. These include Vassar St. Public Parking at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street, University Park / Star Market Public Parking , and Marriott Parking Garage on Ames St. and Broadway.
On-campus parking spaces are limited and available only to persons registered for MIT on-campus housing. Parking is only available as a package coinciding with the dates of your housing stay. The non-refundable fee for on-campus parking is $9.00 per day. Parking reservations must be made in advance and paid for upon reservation. A parking permit indicating the assigned campus lot will be provided upon check-in at the residence hall.