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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bus and train lines straight to Northeastern, to anywhere near campus. No complaints; just wish NEU had a better student discount program.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: my main mode of transportation is by foot. i have not used shuttle service

5 College Student

Transportation: There is access to the T right on campus which provides students with the opportunity to travel all across the city

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: If you're not taking the T (metro rail) every day (which can get annoying), it's very convenient to just hop on at the Northeastern station and get anywhere in Boston within 30 minutes.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are so many public transit options in the area, it is really easy to get wherever you want to go.

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Overall, NU students are able to get around Boston cheaply and efficiently. One common complaint is that the T (subway) does not run late enough—it shuts down at 12:30 a.m. There are some confusing aspects when it comes to commuting around Beantown. For one, pay no attention to the street names—there’s no school on School Street, no court on Court Street, no dock anywhere near Dock Square, and, unless it’s raining, there’s no water at all on Water Street.

However, the Back Bay streets are in alphabetical order: Arlington, Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth, and so on. South Boston streets can also be easily navigated: A, B, C, D. The local transportation does not compare to New York City’s system, but it does manage to get everyone around without much hassle.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • The MBTA (public transportation, the T)
  • Taxi cabs
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride
  • MBTA bus service
  • Subway

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Personal Safety Escort Service
(617) 373-2121
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)

MBTA is also known as "the T."

(617) 222-3200

10 Park Plaza, Suite 1

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Boston Logan International Airport

The airport is four miles northeast of downtown Boston.

1 Harborside Dr.

(800) 23-LOGAN (56426)

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This station is located in South Station.

700 Atlantic Ave.

(617) 526-1801

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


Both the Greyhound and Amtrak stations are located in South Station.

2 South Station; Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 207 responses

  • 28% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 15% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 49% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 209 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 24% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 72% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 4% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 114 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 113 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 113 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 207 responses

  • 78% Very easy.
  • 21% Fairly easy.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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