Visiting Campus


Brandeis is located just nine miles west of Boston and is easily accessible by public and private transportation.  > MORE

Join our efforts to make the Festival of the Arts a sustainable event and make your way to Brandeis by train, bus, bike, foot, or carpool. It's easy!

MBTA Commuter Rail

The Fitchburg Line stops at the Brandeis/Roberts station, a five-minute walk from the center of campus. The limited schedule on Sunday still gets you to Brandeis for the Super Sunday programs! From Boston/Cambridge: arrivals at 11:10 AM and 1:35 PM. From points west of Brandeis, arrivals at 11:54 AM and 2:19 PM. Children age 11 and under ride free.


The Route 70 stops at University Park, Waltham, a 10-minute walk from the Shapiro Campus Center.


Did you know you can bike to Brandeis from many areas almost entirely on the Charles River Greenway, which originates in Waltham and runs through Newton and Watertown to Boston? Use the Mapmyride app to find safe, scenic bike routes to campus. Lock your bikes up outside the Shapiro Campus Center.

By foot

Having brunch or dinner on Moody Street? Enjoy a walk along the Charles River to campus. Use the Mapmywalk app to find routes.

Campus shuttle

Take the free shuttle bus from Brandeis to Harvard Square, and Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Complete schedule at:

Carpool / Ride share

Brandeis community members, join the Commute Green program to find rides and carpool partners or connect with other bicycle riders in a bikepool. Brandeis has reserved parking spaces for carpoolers.  For more information, visit


Brandeis participates in the Zipcar network.

Places to Eat

A list of restaurants near campus where you may wish to eat before or after the Festival. > MORE



The Theater parking lot will be reserved for Festival guests. Accessible spaces will be available in the Admissions parking lot. Faculty, staff and students should park in their usual designated areas.

Festival volunteers will be on duty to assist you.