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Directions

Getting Here

By Public Transportation

By Bus, Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail: the bus or train terminal at South Station is a 10-minute walk (about 8 blocks) from the Health Sciences Campus. Walk south on Atlantic Avenue to Kneeland Street, then west on Kneeland Street to Harrison Avenue. Turn left on Harrison Ave and walk to 136.

By Subway, take MBTA Orange Line to “Tufts Medical Center,” exit subway station, cross Washington Street, walk through the Medical Center “Atrium” to Bennett Street, follow Bennett Street one half block, where it ends on Harrison Avenue, turn left on Harrison, walk one block to 136 Harrison.

Other nearby MBTA stops are “Downtown Crossing” (Red Line, Orange Line) and “Boylston” (Green Line).

We are also convenient to bus lines 3, 11, 43, 55 and the Silver Line.

By Automobile

From the West and Southwest via the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte 90 west), take exit 24A, South Station, stay to the left once you are on the exit ramp. At the bottom of the ramp turn left toward Chinatown. Proceed through five traffic lights (note that some are not active at certain times of the day) — turn left onto Harrison Avenue at the 6th light. For parking, proceed two more blocks and turn left at Tremont Street.  The Tufts Medical Center garage is on your left just past the Wang Center. 

From the Southeast via the Southeast Expressway, take exit 20, and immediately get into the left lane. Take the left exit for South Station off the ramp, and continue to Kneeland Street. Go left on Kneeland, continue for two blocks, then take a left onto Harrison. For parking, continue on Kneeland for two more blocks to Tremont St., and turn left. The parking garage is one half block up on your left.

From the Northeast via Interstate 95 to Mystic-Tobin Bridge, take the Fitzgerald Expressway (Interstate 93/Route 3). Take Exit 23 (South Station) onto Purchase Street. Continue along Purchase Street, which becomes the Surface Artery. Make a right turn on Kneeland Street. Continue for two blocks on Kneeland before taking a left onto Harrison Avenue. For parking, continue on Kneeland for two more blocks to Tremont St., and turn left. The parking garage is one half block up on your left.

From the North, via Interstate 93, take the Fitzgerald Expressway (Interstate 93/Route 3) and take Exit 23 (South Station) onto Purchase Street. Continue along Purchase Street, which becomes the Surface Artery. Make a right turn on Kneeland Street. Continue for two blocks on Kneeland to Harrison Avenue, and take a left onto Harrison. For parking, continue two more blocks to Tremont St., and turn left. The parking garage is one half block up on your left.

From the West and Northwest via Route 2 to Soldiers Field Road to Storrow Drive, exit at Arlington Street. Proceed straight six blocks to Stuart Street. Turn left on Stuart Street (Stuart becomes Kneeland). Follow Stuart/Kneeland to Harrison, right on Harrison. For parking, follow Stuart/Kneeland only as far as Tremont St. (two blocks short of Harrison Ave.), and turn left. The parking garage is one half block up on your left.

By Cab from Logan Airport

The Medical Center is a 15-to-20-minute cab ride from Logan Airport.

Parking

Parking For Visitors

Parking in Boston can be tricky. Parking around Tufts University School of Medicine is forbidden or limited by one-hour meters, and meter maids are very conscientious. There is no legal parking in one spot for longer than two hours anywhere in Boston. Unpaid tickets are listed in computer files, and cars with Massachusetts or out-of-state registration have been towed or rendered immobile with the “Denver Boot.” We suggest visitors park in the Tufts Medical Center Parking Garage at 274 Tremont Street, next to the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre.

Parking for Tufts University Students

Parking decals are required to use the TSS parking facilities. They are available at no charge to students upon presentation of a Tufts student I.D. and car registration to the Parking Office located on the first floor of the 274 Tremont Street Parking Garage.

Please Note: Students are issued only one decal per school year. Lost decals will not be replaced.

Weekdays: Student parking is available on Monday through Friday in the Herald Street Parking Garage from 5:00 a.m – 2:00 a.m. and the Traveler Street Parking Lot from 6:00 a.m – 1:00 a.m. Payable by coupon only upon vehicle entry.

Weekend: Student parking is available in the 274 Tremont Street Garage from Friday at 10:00 p.m. – Monday at 9:00 a.m. Payable by coupon per every 24 hours. Students must leave the garage by Monday at 9:00 a.m. or will be penalized a $34.00 fee per day.

Rate: One coupon (worth $5.25) per vehicle entry on weekdays and one coupon (worth $5.25) per every 24 hours on weekends. Cash will not be accepted.

Coupons: Coupons booklets are available for purchase in the Parking Office located at 274 Tremont Street. Individual coupons are not available to purchase. Each coupon booklet contain five coupons; a booklet of five coupons cost $26.50 ($5.25 per vehicle entry). The maximum amount of booklets that can be bought at one time is five (totaling 25 coupons). A maximum of five booklets can be made every 30 calendar days. The parking coupons never expire. The parking offices accepts cash, in-state check and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and AMEX). Booklets are not sold at actual daily parking facilities.

Shuttle Service: Free shuttle service to the main entrance of the Tufts Medical Center is available at the Herald Street Garage (runs Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.) and at the Travelers Street Lot (runs Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.). The locations are always staffed during operational hours.

Parking Regulations for Tufts University Students

  • Parking is permitted only with a currently valid TTS parking sticker and parking coupon.
  • Vehicle registration to prove ownership and Tufts identification card must both be presented to the Parking Office in order to obtain a sticker for one car per school year.
  • No in and out parking is allowed on the same parking ticket. If you do have occasion to leave the garage, a new ticket must be used on re-entry.
  • Parking stickers are not transferable. Anyone who uses a lost, stolen or fraudulent sticker will be subject to loss of parking privileges.
  • Questions regarding parking should be directed to the Parking Office at (617) 636-5580.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles may be left in the 274 Tremont Street Parking Garage for $8.00 per day. Students can also register their motorcycles and park at the Traveler Street Lot under the same rules as a car. Students must have their registration information and student ID to get a parking decal. Motorcycle owners should obtain a new decal each September from the parking office and place it on the motorcycle. Motorcycles registered out-of-state must file with the campus Police. Out-of-state owners need not register before obtaining cards.

Bicycles

Bicycles must be registered with the Boston Campus Police Office located in the lobby of the Biomedical Research and Public Health Building (M&V Wing) at 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111. After completing the registration form, the serial number is entered into a database and can be used in the event the bike is stolen and an insurance company requests the information. Students pay a $3.00 deposit for a key for the bicycle room, which is refunded when the key is returned. Please note there is no long term storage available for the bicycles.

Parking Garages and Lots

Herald Street Garage

Weekdays 5:00am-2:00am
Closed on weekends/No overnight

Traveler Lot

Weekdays 6:00am-1:00am
Closed on weekends/No overnight

Tremont St. Garage

Friday 10:00pm-Monday 9:00am
One coupon/day

Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Phone 617-636-7000
Fax 617-636-0375
med-info@tufts.edu