Transportation

Location
Wellesley, MA
Undergrads
2,007
Tuition
$41,888
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Almost everyone has a car, so it is good to find friends to carpool with. Taxis can add up but sometimes you just have to do it

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4 College Senior

Transportation: Babson Shuttle is very well planed and organized. The Shuttle will take students to the local mall and to downtown Boston on the weekends.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are currently shuttles and taxis that you can use, but taxis tend to be pricey and the shuttles are usually pretty inconvenient. There are T stations pretty close by to take you into Boston, which is helpful. I brought my own car there because it only costs $75 for a parking pass.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The only transportation around during the week is the shuttle which only takes u to other colleges for classes and the only way to get around town is to walk because the commuter rail takes you into Boston, there are no buses at all in wellesley

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3 College Student

Transportation: Easy to get into the city because can just use the bus and then take the T

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 448th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 464th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1227th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anna Klimentievna Gatker
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Transportation is not readily accessible in Wellesley. Almost everyone has at least one car on campus, but, for some reason, parents of first-year students are apprehensive to give their babies a car for their first semester in college. But no need to worry: The school parking lots have a variety of vehicles ranging anywhere from a Ford Focus to a Ferrari M3, so if you have a good friend with a car, you are almost guaranteed a ride in comfort to your desired destination.

The commuter rail is the cheapest way of traveling into Boston and the surrounding area, but you also need to get to the train from the College, and that consists of a 30-minute walk. Oh, the horror! Woodland, one of the T stations, is also widely used but only if dropped off by a taxi or a friend. It's not really feasible to walk there, but if you are up for a one-hour stroll and you're athletic, then it can be done. With this being said, a car is the easiest and the fastest way of travel.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A bike
  • A mean set of sneakers
  • Weasel a friend into a ride
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport
  • Bonanza Bus Lines
  • MBTA Commuter Rail (You can catch a train right out of Wellesley; just check for arrival and departure times at the Reynolds Information Desk.)

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety escorts
(781) 239-5555
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA)

Pick up schedules from the Reynolds Information Desk.

(617) 222-3200

(800) 392-6100

(617) 222-5146 TTY

10 Park Plaza, Suite 3920, Boston

www.mbta.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Boston Logan International Airport

Logan is about 16 miles from campus.

1 Harborside Dr., Boston

(800) 235-6416

www.massport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

The downtown Boston terminal is located approximately 14 miles from campus.

700 Atlantic Ave., Boston

(617) 526-1801

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The Amtrak train station is in downtown Boston, approximately 14 miles from campus.

2 South Station, Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue, Boston

(617) 345-7460

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 17 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 6% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 53% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 35% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 6% You can't have a car here.
  • 6% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 35% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 41% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 12% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% Very difficult.
  • 12% Fairly difficult.
  • 69% Fairly easy.
  • 12% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 16 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 15 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 15 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

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