Directions & Lodging
Driving from the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)
Take the Cambridge/Allston exit (exit 18 from the west, exit 20 from the east). Follow the Cambridge signs off the ramp to the traffic lights. Stay in the middle lane while crossing the bridge. Proceed straight across the bridge onto River Street. Stay in the left lane and follow River Street into Central Square, the first major traffic intersection. Travel straight across the intersection. (Here the street becomes Prospect Street.) At the second traffic light, turn left onto Broadway. Follow Broadway until you must bear right at the fire station, onto Quincy Street. Move into the left lane and turn left at the light onto Cambridge Street. Proceed down through the underpass and move into the far right lane which feeds into Massachusetts Avenue. The Law School is on the right, approximately one block farther. There are parking meters along both sides of the street.
From I-93 (South)
Take exit 26 for Storrow Drive, using right lane and following signs for Storrow Drive. (*)Take left lane exit for Government Center/Kendall Square/3 North and bear right at sign for Kendall Square. Proceed across bridge onto Broadway. Follow Broadway for two miles until you must bear right at the fire station, onto Quincy Street. Move into the left lane and turn left at the light onto Cambridge Street. Proceed down through the underpass and move into the far right lane which feeds into Massachusetts Avenue. The Law School is on the right, approximately one block further. There are parking meters along both sides of the street.
From I-93 (North)
Take exit 26 and follow signs for Storrow Drive. Follow directions above from (*).
From Route 128 (I-95), take the exit for Route 2 East to Arlington and Boston. Travel approximately 6.5 miles, approach rotary from left lane. Bear left, following signs for 3 North and 16 East to Medford. At first light, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Proceed 1.8 miles to Everett Street on the left (15th traffic light). The Law School begins here, on the left. There are parking meters along both sides of the street.
Via Subway (MBTA)
Take the Red Line train (towards Alewife) to Harvard Square. From Harvard station, either walk north through Harvard Yard to the Law School or take the Church Street exit from the T station, turn right at street level, and walk north on Massachusetts Avenue along Cambridge Common. Cross over to the Law School at Gannett House. (Travel time: 10 minutes)
From Logan Airport
Take the Silver Line bus that stops outside all airline terminals, to South Station. From here, take the Red Line train inbound to Harvard (train marked Alewife). (Travel time: 30-45 minutes.)
South Station is the final destination for Amtrak and some commuter trains. Take the Red Line inbound to Harvard. (Travel time: 15 minutes)
From the Commuter Rail
Some commuter rail lines end at North Station. Take the Green Line inbound to Park Street. Go downstairs and take the Red Line outbound to Harvard. (Travel time: 20-30 minutes)
Via bus (MBTA)
Several MBTA bus lines stop in Harvard square.
Refer to Amtrak direction, above.
Using Harvard University Shuttles and Vans
Local Harvard Shuttle Bus Service (617.495.0400)
The Shuttle Bus is designed to provide students, faculty and staff with safe, convenient transportation on the Cambridge and Allston campuses throughout the academic year, except during recesses and a slightly reduced service during the January Term. The service is free to members of the Harvard community.
There are several routes that zigzag throughout Harvard University’s campuses. For the complete schedule, click here.
Pocket-sized schedules are available throughout the campuses, including the Information Center located in the Holyoke Center arcade, House offices, libraries, dining halls, and shuttle buses. For more information, call 617.495.0400.
Hotels Near HLS
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