Getting to Campus
Lots of options, lots of opportunities to test your navigating skills! Getting to Wellesley can be as simple as driving directly to the campus, or as adventurous as using 3+ modes of transportation!
Won't have access to a car? No problem.
|Getting to wellesley by:|
|Car||Directions to the College.|
Arriving Sunday or Monday: Park in the Davis Parking Garage on campus for Spring Open Campus. Registration is in Alumnae Hall, directly across from the Parking Garage.
Arriving Tuesday: Park in Dower Lot (Admission parking), as Tuesday registration is in the Admission Office.
|Bus||Take a bus to South Station, Boston. Make your way to Wellesley by public transportation, private bus shuttle, or taxi.|
|Train||Take a train to South Station, Boston. Make your way to Wellesley by public transportation, bus shuttle, or taxi.|
|Air||Take a flight to Logan Airport, Boston. Make your way to Wellesley by public transportation, bus shuttle, rental car, or taxi.|
|Public Transportation||Commuter rail. Framingham/Worcester line to the Wellesley Square stop.|
|Taxis||List of taxi companies.|
|Comparing cost vs time|
|Cheapest but longest||1. Use the MBTA subway system to get to South Station||$2.50||60-90 minutes, depending on the commuter rail schedule|
|2. Take Framingham/Worcester commuter rail to the Wellesley Square stop||$6.75|
|3. Walk to campus||free|
|Shortest but most expensive||Take a taxi directly to Wellesley College||~$70 + tip||30-45 minutes, depending on traffic|
|cheapest but longest|
|MBTA Subway System:||Take the Silver Line from Logan Airport to South Station||~24 minutes||$2.50|
|Commuter Rail:||Take the Framingham/Worcester Line to Wellesley Square Station. Check train schedule.||~37 minutes||$6.75|
|On foot:||Walk from Wellesley Square Station (1 Grove St, Wellesley, MA 02482) to the Wellesley campus.||Walking time ~15 minutes|
|1. From the railroad platform, take the stairs up and turn left onto Crest Rd.|
|2. Go to the end of Crest Rd. (just a few steps) and turn right at Peet's Coffee onto Central St.|
|3. Walk two blocks through town. You'll see the pedestrian entrance to the Wellesley College campus on your left, at the intersection of Central St. and Weston Rd. To reach of Office of Admission, you should enter here. If you're arriving on Sunday, April 27, or Monday, April 28, you'll need to go to Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, though! You can enter here and take the scenic walk through campus (worth it if you have time) or|
|4. You can continue to walk 0.05 mi along Central St. to the main (motor) entrance at College Rd., which is on your left.|
5. Head towards Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall on the west side of campus for Spring Open Campus registration on Monday, April 28, or for Conversations on Diversity day on Sunday, April 27. Registration on Tuesday, April 23, is in the Admission Office/Weaver House, on the east side of campus.
Junior Open Campus registration on Saturday, April 26; registration is in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall.
|Total time: 60 - 90 minutes|
|Note: As of October 2013, the suburbs west of Boston have a bus system that connects towns to area attractions. The Wellesley College campus has a dedicated stop on Route 8 (Wellesley route). Route 8 also stops at Woodland, which is the second to last stop on the MBTA's Green Line. The MBTA Green Line is part of Boston's subway system and runs into downtown Boston.
Please note that this bus system runs Monday through Friday - so it's a great option for going back to the airport or South Station on Monday, April 28, or Tuesday, April 29. The bus follows a regular route and passes in front of Alumnae Hall on the Wellesley College campus, but will only stop if you wave it down! Cost is $1.50 per rider. Board an Eastbound bus (see schedule here:http://www.mwrta.com/
|shortest time but most expensive cost|
Take a taxi from Logan Airport to the Wellesley campus.
|~30 minutes||~$70 + tip|
|Natick Cab Company||508-653-2300|
|Newton Yellow Cab||617-332-7700|
|The AirPorter (by reservation only!)||781-899-6161 or toll free 877-899-6161|