Life on Campus

Getting Around

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The MBTA is the public transportation service in the Greater Boston area. This includes subway lines (the ‘T’), bus lines, and commuter rail lines. The JFK/UMass Station on the T’s red line, as well as the #8 and #16 bus routes are the public transportation options most convenient to UMass Boston. For more information on the MBTA map, schedules, and fares visit the links below. Also, check out how to purchase a discounted student pass through our Office of Student Life!

University Shuttle Bus

The university runs a regular, free shuttle bus service between the JFK/UMass stop and the campus. For more information see:


Parking is available on campus at the lots listed below for a flat rate of $6. For more information on parking and parking passes, visit:


UMass Boston is located on the HarborWalk, a biking and walking trail that connects communities along the waterfront. Bike racks are available at many campus locations. A Hubway portal is located along University Drive West, just beyond the Integrated Sciences Complex. Check out the following resources for more information on how to bike around Boston: