Transportation from the Airport to Campus

General Information

  • Brandeis University is about 18 miles (29 km) from the Boston Logan Airport
  • Depending on traffic and time of day, it could take 25 - 60 minutes to get from the airport to the Brandeis campus by car.
  • Although a car may be the most convenient, there are also some public transportation options to consider. 
  • Use the address: Brandeis University, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

Car Services

RideShare App or Taxi
  • Taking a car from the airport is the fastest and most convenient option, but also the most expensive
  • Prices may range from $70 to $90 depending on the company and time of day
  • The most common RideShare Apps are Uber or Lyft and both can be scheduled for a pick-up from the airport  
  • Taxis are also available at each terminal if needed  
    • Most taxis accept cash or credit card 
    • It is common practice to tip 10% - 20%
Private Car Service 
  • There are a variety of private companies that offer transportation to and from the airport 
  • The benefit of this option is that you can schedule this ahead of time so you know a car will be waiting for you when you arrive 

Public Transportation - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

  • The MBTA is one of the oldest public transit systems in the United States.
  • In Boston, the subway system is called “The T” 
  • The MBTA provides:
    • Subway
    • Bus
    • Commuter Rail 
    • Water ferry
    • Paratransit services (Railway may extends to Western Massachusetts and Rhode island)  

If you plan to use the “T” often, you may consider getting a CharlieCard. The CharlieCard is a reusable card that can be loaded with cash to pay for fares. The CharlieCard is only available at select MBTA subway stations. 

Helpful Tips

  • Map your route using “Google Maps
  • Download the “Transit” app to check commuter rail & subway timetables 
  • Download the “MBTA ticket” app for a commuter rail ticket (or buy a ticket on board)