Parking on Campus

Parking on Campus: Parking operations at the Boston Campus are handled by MasParc. To purchase a Parking Permit, please visit 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 through the City of Boston. 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. Meters near campus cost $2.50/hour. Most meters have a 2 hour time-limit.

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 Relocation at 

Public Transportation

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:

Subway – The following subway (or “T”) lines stop at Northeastern University:

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.

Discounted T-Passes:

Fall 2024 Discount T-Passes go on sale on June 10th, 2024! Save 11%! Unlimited rides all semester! View updated rates on our Husky Card site.

*Purchase deadline for Fall 2024: 8/5/2024.

Follow these steps to purchase a Discounted Semester T-Pass:

  1. Log into your Student Hub.
  2. Click the Resources tab.
  3. Click the Financial Services tab.
  4. Click the link labeled Make a Payment with NUPay​. Click NUPay Basket​.
  5. Click Continue Shopping​.
  6. Scroll down and select Link Pass, Local Bus Pass, Inner Bus Pass​, or Commuter Rail Pass based on your preference.
  7. 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.

Rideshare Services

A great option for finding a quick ride using your smartphone. Review BPD Rideshare Safety Tips.

  • Lyft or Uber are the most commonly used paid services in Boston.
  • Northastern University RedEye -On campus late? NUPD offers a free ride to your apartment. The RedEye van is available for Northeastern University students who live within two miles of the center of campus. Every night from 6 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. Download the RedEye App.
  • MasParc Connect offers $3 (per rider) rides to places near campus. Download the Circuit App, choose MasParc Connect, and input your pick-up and drop-off location. Learn more here. 
Biking in Boston
Car Rentals

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 services listed. Northeastern University accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of resources listed. 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 services used by students.


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