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Transportation

There are a variety of ways to get around Boston College and the Boston Area. Below you'll find some helpful links and tips for navigating your way around! 

Getting Around Campus

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BC Campus Maps:

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There are 3 BC Campuses: Chestnut Hill (Main) Campus, Newton Campus, and Brighton Campus.There are two parking garages located on BC's main campus. Please visit Department of Transporation and Parking for more information.

BC Shuttle Bus
Free transportation to and from all campuses, and even one that will take you to the grocery store!

Download the free app for your phone to see the real-time location of all buses, as well as access announcements that might impact your ride: http://bc.transloc.com/help.php

BC Shuttle Bus Routes

1. Boston Route: /offices/transportation/bus/boston.html

2. Newton Route: /offices/transportation/bus/newton/newton_route.html.

3. BC Shuttle Visualization System: http://bc.transloc.com/

4. Download I-Phone & Android App:  http://bc.transloc.com/mobile.php.

 

Are you planning to bring a bike to campus?

Bicycles on campus are a common sight. Whether it is a student traveling between classes or a commuter taking a day off from the grind of traffic jams on a sunny spring morning. Boston College offers many services to the bicyclist to aid in their commute and in securing their equipment. Both campuses have several bike rack locations and locker areas with showers to prepare for the day after a long Click here for information about bringing your bike to campus.

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Safety Escorts:

Eagle Escort: The Boston College Escort Service is provided as a safety to the Boston College Community. They can be reached at (617) 552-8888.

This service is available 24 hours a day and is provided to individuals who are concerned for their personal safety while traveling in and around campus. It is provided as a public safety service and is not intended as a substitute for public transportation, the BC shuttle or local taxi services.

Off Campus Public Transportation

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The MBTA - Boston's Public Transportation System:

MBTA The Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (The MBTA) is Massachusetts’s public transportation system. It offers travel by subway, train, bus, and boat through the greater Boston area and beyond. Use the MBTA trip planner for how to get around, the amount of time and for time schedules.  

Boston College offers discounted student MBTA passes.

As a student at Boston College, you will find that the most convenient transportation hub to start your trips into or around Boston is Cleveland Circle.  From Cleveland Circle you can catch the BC Shuttle, walk to the B line, catch the C, or hop on the D line or the 86 Bus at the Reservoir T-Stop.  Click our quick guide around Boston for are some important stops on each route.

Communting? Interested in Rideshare?

Please visit the Office of Parking and Transportation commuting page for more information.

Train and buses:

Most trains or buses arrive and leave from South Station or Back Bay Station.

Amtrak

Greyhound

Peter Pan

Airports:

Logan International Airport(Boston)

Manchester Airport(New Hampshire)

T.F. Green Airport (Providence, Rhode Island)

Other Alternatives:

 Zipcar offers hourly rentals of a variety of cars (from minis to BMWs to SUVs to Scions) conveniently parked in an around Boston College and the greater Boston area.  Great for doing grocery shopping or day trips out of town.  BC Students get discounted membership -- it's only $25 for an annual membership plus the cost of rentals.  Rentals begin at $12/hour, and include gas and insurance.

Hubway
A new program in Boston--the bike rental equivalent of zipcars! Sign up for an Annual Membership and you’ll receive your own Hubway key! Use it to unlock any of the 600 bicycles at any of the 61 stations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 3 seasons a year. If you keep each trip under 30 minutes, each ride is free after your initial payment. www.thehubway.com/