Transportation Overview

Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill, approximately six miles from downtown Boston. There are various routes of public transit that can be used to access the city. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), also known as the “T.” The green line trains B, C, and D run nearby. The B line runs directly to the Chestnut Hill campus, while the C and D lines pass through the surrounding area.

The MBTA green line runs through the area. The more local green “B” line stops at Boston College; the quicker green “D” line can be reached at Reservoir Station by BC’s shuttle bus; and the “C” line starts in Cleveland Circle. Besides downtown Boston, Coolidge Corner, Fenway, other enjoyable neighborhoods can be reached by the green line. Cambridge can be reached by the 86 bus. Visit the MBTA website for more on the “T” as well as on bus routes to places like Harvard.

For transportation around the BC main (Chestnut Hill) campus, local community, and Newton Campus (Law School), most utilize the free Boston College Shuttle Bus. To view the Boston College Shuttle Bus route in realtime visit For more specific information regarding BC parking and transportation, visit BC's transportation site.

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