Getting Around

Driving and parking in the Boston/Cambridge area is notoriously difficult.

That's exactly why the network of alternative transportation systems serving this area is so robust. If you rely on public transportation and the many commuting innovations offered by the websites below, you’ll find you can get where you need to go efficiently and cost effectively without owning a car at all. If you do drive, don't worry! These sites also provide information on traffic and parking and getting to, from, and around campus.

Campus Map

Find what you’re looking for by building number or name. Locate streets and landmarks ... even places to eat or to access the wireless network.

Parking & Transportation

Visiting this site will make it clear why MIT has earned a place on the “Best Workplaces for Commuters” list. Here you’ll discover information about MBTA passes, shuttles, commuter groups and vanpools, parking lots and passes, bicycling tips—even details on car-sharing services.

Rooms & Buildings

The Institute’s often confounding building numbering system is explained in this nuts-and-bolts site. You can also find inventories and floor plans of the buildings and rooms that are used daily for academic, residential, or support activities.

MIT Mobile App

Get essential MIT information and services anytime, anywhere on your mobile device. Find people, places, events, course news, shuttle schedules, and more. 


Free to all members of the community, MIT's late-night shuttle service provides a secure means of transport within and around campus. Visit the Saferide site to download a copy of the shuttle schedule.