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Directions to MIT Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics Department is located in the Simons Building (Building 2) (the street address is 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139). The Department Headquarters Office is located on the 1st floor in Room 2-106 and provides administrative, financial, and human resources support for the department.

For maps of MIT, see the MIT Campus Map.

Tech Shuttle and Saferide Shuttle provide free transportation on campus.

via Public Transportation — MBTA ("The T")

Subway — Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. Once above ground, you will be on Main Street. Cross (if necessary) to the side opposite the Marriott Hotel and continue walking along the walkway perpendicular to Main Street until it merges with Carleton Street. Continue walking one block to the end of Carleton Street, and turn right onto Amherst St. At the end of Amherst St. continue walking in the same direction along a pedestrian walkway until it is possible to go no further. Enter the building on your left, and turn right to continue walking in the same direction until you reach a large spiral stairway.

Bus — The CT2 (Cross Town) stops at the Kendall Square T Station, as well as on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar St., near the main MIT entrance. The #1 or Dudley/Harvard Station bus stops at the main MIT entrance on Massachusetts Avenue and provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square.

From Logan Airport

by taxi — Taxi fare from the airport is about $20-$25. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes.

by subway — From any terminal at Logan airport, follow signs to the Silver Line bus stop. Take the Silver Line to South Station, the last stop on the line. Transfer to the Red Line toward Alewife to Kendall/MIT. The trip will take forty-five minutes to half an hour.

by car — Leaving the airport, follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Enter the tunnel in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, keeping in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the Back Bay/Cambridge signs (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Keep in the right lane and follow the Storrow Drive West signs. After passing under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take Exit 2A-N. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge. MIT's main entrance, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights.

From the North (I-95 or I-93)

If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the South (I-95 or I-93)

If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)

Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. The main entrance to MIT will be on your left. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far.

From Route I-93

From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT — the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic facilities are on the left. After you cross the bridge, continue on Massachusetts Avenue. The main entrance to MIT will be on your right.

Parking Suggestions

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. There is metered parking on Massachusetts Avenue for short stays and evenings/weekends, as well as 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 the Marriott Parking Garage on Ames St. and Broadway.

If you were invited to campus and a visitor parking hang tag was given to you, you may park in the lots specified on the hang tag. Please check the visitor parking listing and plan your trip accordingly.

For more on parking at MIT, please visit the MIT Parking Office.