How do I get from the airport in Boston to Harvard? Can I get a ride?

You have a few options here. You can get a car service like Lyft or Uber, a taxi, or you can take public transportation. If you are travelling alone you can request that a FIP leader greet you at the airport and take a bus and the T (the subway) with you back to Harvard. If this feels like the best option for you, make sure to request it when the leaders contact you a little later in the summer. 

MBTA From Logan Airport

From Logan Airport, board the MBTA (known as the "T") Silver Line bus inbound to South Station. The T is free from the airport to South Station. At South Station, transfer to the Red Line train inbound towards Alewife. Take the Red Line six stops to Harvard Square. It takes a while; be patient. For a rapid transit map, visit www.mbta.com.

Driving from Logan Airport (Taxi, Uber, Lyft, or other car)

If you are taking a taxi, tell the driver to drop you off at the Johnston Gate in Harvard Square. A trip from the airport usually costs between $35 and $50.

For Uber or Lyft, follow signs in the airport to the special designated area for car service pick ups. On your app, select "Harvard University" as your desitination. Ideally, you want to get to Johnston Gate. That destination pops up on Google Maps as "1465-1483 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138."

Driving from South of Boston: Take I-93 North to exit 26 (Cambridge/Storrow Drive). The exit ramp merges with traffic on Storrow Drive from the left. Move to one of the right lanes and continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to Cambridge/Allston. After a Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel, take the right-hand exit to “Harvard Square - Cambridge.” Turn right at end of the ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.

Driving from North of Boston: Take I-93 South to exit 26A (Storrow Drive/North Station). Keep left and take the underpass to Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to Cambridge/Allston. After a Doubletree Guest Quarters Hotel, take the right-hand exit to “Harvard Square - Cambridge.” Turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.

Driving from West of Boston: Take I-90 East (Mass Turnpike) to exit 18 (Cambridge/Allston). Bear right after the toll booth at the end of the exit ramp. Turn left after lights (before the bridge) onto Storrow Drive. Take Cambridge/Allston exit (1/2 mile ahead) and turn right at end of ramp onto John F. Kennedy Street. Harvard Square is approximately 1/2 mile straight ahead.

 

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FIP leaders waiting to greet a new FIPer at Logan, FIP 2017.