Parking & Transportation
Below are parking and transportation resources. You can also find resources to assist you in planning your commute at the Northeastern University Commuting Services website.
Parking on Campus:
- The management of parking operations at the Boston Campus is handled by MasParc. For more information about parking at one of the Northeastern garages or surface lots, please visit Masparc.com. To purchase a Parking Permit, please visit Masparc.com/products. There are various parking permits available for students, staff, faculty and alumni.
Parking off Campus:
- If you are living off-campus and plan to park near your off-campus apartment, make sure you apply for a resident sticker. Find out how to get a Resident Parking Permit.
- If you are just visiting Northeastern for the day, you can either park on campus (see above) or one of the metered spots around campus. Parking meters in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood that Northeastern is in cost $2.50/hour, and usually have a 2 hour time-limit before you have to move your car.
If you are commuting to Northeastern via car, see above for parking information. Northeastern is accessible via several public transportation routes.
Use the MBTA Trip Planner to find out the best way to commute within greater Boston and certain suburbs.
Bus – The following bus lines stop at Northeastern University:
- 39 (stops at Northeastern University on Huntington Ave)
- CT2, CT3, 8, 15, 19, 22, 23, 28, 43. 44, 45, 47 (stops at Ruggles Station) – Bus routes 23, 28, and 29 are now free.
Subway – The following subway (or “T”) lines stop at Northeastern University:
- Green Line E (stops at Northeastern University Huntington Ave)
- Orange Line (stops at Ruggles Station)
Commuter Rail – The following trains stop at Ruggles Station (Northeastern University):
Amtrak – Several Amtrak routes stop at Back Bay Station, just one mile away from Northeastern University campus. Amtrak can be used for longer trips to out of state locations such as New York City or Washington D.C.
Northeastern Student Discounts for Transportation
Spring 2023 Discount T-Passes go on sale on October 14th, 2022! Save 11%! Unlimited rides all semester! View updated rates and flyer here.
*Purchase deadline for Spring 2023: 4/30/2023.
Follow these steps to purchase a Discounted Semester T-Pass:
- Log into your Student Hub.
- Click the Resources tab.
- Click the Financial Services tab.
- Click the link labeled Make a Payment with NUPay. Click NUPay Basket.
- Click Continue Shopping.
- Scroll down and select Link Pass, Local Bus Pass, Inner Bus Pass, or Commuter Rail Pass based on your preference.
- Click Add to NUPay Basket and check out.
If you miss the semester discount deadline, you may purchase monthly passes directly from the MBTA or at Ruggles Station via a kiosk. Consider purchasing a monthly pass if you are taking the T for co-op or regularly to get to class. A LINK pass gives you unlimited rides on bus/subway. If you are only taking the T sporadically, we recommend loading money on to a Charlie Card to pay for each ride as it costs less than a paper ticket or paying cash on-board.
Note: Student passes are not available during the summer months.
Co-op Parking Discount Program:
The Co-op Parking Discount Program was created to reduce the cost of parking for students accepting co-op assignments not accessible by public transportation, requiring odd start and stop times, and/or requiring a vehicle to perform job duties. Once approved, students will receive a discount code that reduces the cost of an overnight parking permit for the semesters they are on co-op. If you believe you qualify for this discount, ask your co-op coordinator, who can submit the request for a discount. For questions about the discount program, please email Sonya Cottam, Director of Networking Housing and Re-Location at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike Routes and Info
- Bike Northeastern is a great resource for anyone considering biking to, from, or around campus. Learn how to register your bike, store your bike, see a Northeastern bike infrastructure map and more! Learn more about bike resources and sustainability initiatives at Northeastern here.
- BLUEbikes – BLUEbikes bike share program has locations on campus and throughout the Boston metro area – see station map. Use the program code HUSKY for a discounted rate ($70/year). Learn more about this Northeastern commuter benefit here.
- Mass Bike
- Mass Bike Laws
A great option for finding a quick ride using your smartphone. Review BPD Rideshare Safety Tips.
- The RedEye Off Campus Safety Escorts -If you need a ride at night, the RedEye—an off-campus safety escort — is available for Northeastern University students who live within two miles of the center of campus. Every night from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., the RedEye van will pick students up at Snell Library. In order to use this escort, you must book a ride in advance using the RedEye App or you can book a ride at the RedEye dispatch center located at the Northeast Security office in the Ruggles Substation. Download the RedEye App.
Car Rental Services
- Enterprise Rent a Car
- Getaround – “The AirBnB for cars,” this peer-to-peer service allows you to rent cars directly from fellow Boston residents.
- Northeastern Zip Car
Disclaimer: Off Campus Engagement and Support provides information to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff members solely as a courtesy. Northeastern does not endorse any of the housing options listed. Northeastern University accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of housing listings with the office. Contact with persons listed herein must be conducted independently and at your own risk. The university does not screen, recommend, vouch for, or take responsibility for the condition or safety of housing arrangements made by students.
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