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Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
54-918
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
eapsinfo [at] mit [dot] edu
617.253.2127

 


Buildings 54 and E25 are just a short walk from Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA - Image: Christine Daniloff, MIT

 

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Building 54 (The Green Building)

Building E25 

Directions

Public Transportation

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From Logan Airport

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Driving

Please note. A permit is required for parking on the MIT campus. For more information, please contact Ms. Jen Dinisco at jdinisco [at] mit [dot] edu prior to your visit.

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 Exit 18 (Cambridge/Brighton). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and turn right onto Memorial Drive. After crossing an arched overpass, take a left onto Vassar Street before the Hyatt; you can also take a left onto Audrey Street just past the Hyatt and then turn right on Vassar at the end of Audrey. Proceed down Vassar, crossing Mass. Ave. Follow the directions in the 2nd paragraph under "From Route I-93."

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. Proceed north on Mass. Ave. passing through the two sets of traffic lights in front of MIT buildings. Turn right at the next traffic onto Vassar Street.

  • Stata Center Garage: Entrance is at the east end of Vassar, on the right (south) side of the street. Permit Required
  • East Annex Lot: Turn right at the end of Vassar Street onto Main Street. After passing through the intersection, turn right into the parking lot. Permit Required

Public Transportation - MBTA ("The T")

Subway

By train, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station or to the Central Square Station, both of which are a short walk from the campus. The walk from Central Square takes about 10 minutes and takes you right down Massachusetts Avenue. The Kendall/MIT Station is on Main Street at the eastern edge of the campus. As soon as you enter a major MIT building you can get to the other buildings via basement tunnels and above-ground connectors without going outside.

Bus

The #1 or Dudley bus stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue and provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square. The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stoplight. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT, on the other side of the street is the Stratton Student Center and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area).

From Logan Airport

Taxi

Taxi fare from Logan Airport is about $25-$30. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes.

Subway

The bus/subway ride from Logan Airport involves a transfer. From any terminal at Logan, take the Silver Line bus (SL1-confirm with driver) to South Station where you will find a subway station for the Red Line of MBTA. Take the outbound train toward Alewife to Kendall/MIT. Under normal conditions, the ride will take about 30 minutes.

Car

The drive from Logan Airport can be rather nasty, depending on traffic conditions. Take the main exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. The tunnel toll is $2. As you exit the tunnel, turn right onto the Expressway northbound (93 North). Take the second exit, marked "Storrow Drive West." Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River. The Boston Museum of Science will be on your left. Turn left at the next stoplight onto Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive for about a half mile and MIT will be on your right side. Take the exit for Mass. Ave, Cambridge, turning right onto Mass. Ave. Proceed north on Mass. Ave. passing through the two sets of traffic lights in front of MIT buildings. Turn right at the next traffic onto Vassar Street.

  • Stata Center Garage: Entrance is at the east end of Vassar, on the right (south) side of the street. Permit Required
  • East Annex Lot: Turn right at the end of Vassar Street onto Main Street. After passing through the intersection, turn right into the parking lot. Permit Required

Updated July 2013

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