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Local Directions to Conference Lodgings

By Car

See Getting to Kenmore Square by Car for directions to Kenmore Square. From there, continue to the first set of lights and turn right onto Beacon Street. At this point, the road forks; the left fork is Commonwealth Avenue. Follow this road for 1.25 miles (2.0 km). Turn right onto Buick Street. The Conference Lodgings at 10 Buick Street will be up the stairs on your left. Parking is available to the right.

By Train

Board a Green Line “B” train as explained in Getting to Campus from Logan Airport, below. Get off at the Saint Paul Street station and turn to your right. You should see a red brick sidewalk and a large building (BU FitRec). Beside this building is Buick Street. Cross Commonwealth Avenue (the street along which the T runs) and head down Buick Street. The conference lodgings at 10 Buick Street will be up a flight of stairs to your left.

Local Directions to Conference Site

By Car

See Getting to Kenmore Square by Car for directions to Kenmore Square. From there, continue to the first set of lights and turn right onto Beacon Street. At this point, the road forks; the left fork is Commonwealth Avenue. Follow this road for 0.7 miles (1.1 km). Turn left onto St. Mary’s Street, which runs right next to the RadioShack. The Conference Site is the Boston University Photonics Building, the second building on your left. Street and public parking should be available nearby.

By Train

Board a Green Line “B” train as explained in Getting to Campus from Logan Airport, below. Get off at the Boston University Central station and turn to your left. You should see a RadioShack. Beside this building is St. Mary’s Street. Cross Commonwealth Avenue (the street along which the T runs) and head down St. Mary’s Street.Conference Site is the Boston University Photonics Building, the second building on your left. Street and public parking should be available nearby.

Getting to Kenmore Square by Car

From Logan Airport

Take Route 1A Boston to Sumner Tunnel, then proceed to Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive West to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions above.

From the North

Take Route 1 or I-93 South to Boston. After the bridge, take the Storrow Drive/Cambridge exit. Follow Storrow Drive approximately 2 miles to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions above.

From the Southeast

Take I-95 or Route 3 North to I-93 North into Boston. Take exit 26 onto Storrow Drive and follow 2 miles to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions above.

From the South

Washington, DC or NYC, take I-95 N to New Haven, CT. Then take I-91 N to Hartford, where you will get I-84 East. Follow this to I-90 East, the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow the directions from the West below.

From the West

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 18, Brighton/Cambridge. Follow the right side of the ramp towards Cambridge. At the bottom of the ramp there will be several traffic lights. Turn right at the hotel onto Storrow Drive. Exit Storrow Drive at the Kenmore Square exit. Follow local directions above.

From Amtrak

Get off South Station in Boston and transfer to Red Line towards “Alewife” station. Exit at Park Street station where you need to transfer to the Green Line. Orient yourself heading out to “Outbound” and get on Green Line B, destination to “Boston College.” You will pass several stations underground but soon you will be on above the ground. Get off at Saint Paul Street. The Boston University Student Village Dorm, at 10 Buick Street, will be right in front of you. There is no need to ride taxi if you arrive during normal business hours.

Getting to Campus from Logan Airport

Train

This is the least expensive option. Shuttle buses provide free service between the airline terminals at Logan Airport and the Airport Station for the “T” (the Boston subway system). Take either Bus #22 or #33 to the airport Station. After arriving at the Airport Station, buy a Charlie Ticket for $2.50 (two dollars fifty cents) at a ticket machine. Then enter the gates and descend to the subway platform designated for inbound trains. You will take the next available Blue Line train four (4) stops to the Government Center station where you will exit the train. Then follow signs on the platform directing you upstairs to the Green Line. Take the “B” train only; it is the one going in the direction of Boston College and should be marked as such. BU Campus stretches from Kenmore to the Pleasant Street station. For specific destinations, see local directions above.

Taxi Service

Taxis are readily available at all hours at all airport terminals. Flat rate fares are available; ask for exact fare in advance. Your destination is either 10 Buick Street for lodging or 8 St. Mary’s Street for the conference itself. Both are located just West of Kenmore Square.

Rental Car

Boston Logan Airport supports the following car rental agencies. Call or click below to arrange for a rental during your stay in Boston. More information is available at Logan’s Rental Car Center Website.

Company Telephone Website
Advantage 617-567-4140 www.advantage.com
Alamo 800-462-5266 www.alamo.com
Avis 617-568-6600 www.avis.com
Budget 617-497-3733 www.budget.com
Dollar 617-634-0006 www.dollar.com
Enterprise 800-736-8222 www.enterprise.com
Hertz 617-569-7272 www.hertz.com
National 800-227-7368 www.nationalcar.com
Thrifty 877-283-0898 www.thrifty.com
Zipcar 866-494-7227 www.zipcar.com