Transportation

Wellesley students have more regular and reliable access to the resources and entertainment opportunities in the greater Boston area than any other suburban campus.

That's thanks to the College's own transportation and Boston's public transit systems. The MIT Exchange and Senate Buses run on weekdays and even more frequently on weekends to locations in Cambridge and downtown Boston; the Wellesley-Olin-Babson Shuttle and Mall/Movie shuttles which take you to other schools and attractions in the area, also pick up a short walk from your residence hall.  The Wellesley Square Commuter Rail stop (on the Framingham/Worcester line) is located in the ville;  the Woodland stop (on the Green Line of the "T"- the MBTA subway system) is only a few miles away.  

TRANSPORTATION UPDATES:

 

Friday, September 21st:

-Local Motion has been monitoring travel times on all departures and arrivals for the past three weeks to ensure on-time performance.  It has become evident that the 7:00 A.M. Exchange Bus departure from Wellesley has consistently been unable to make the scheduled arrival time of 7:55 A.M. at Vassar Street.  Beginning Monday, September 24th, we will be adjusting the arrival/departure times for this bus. Here are the new arrival/departure times:

8:20 A.M. at Vassar Street - 8:25 A.M. at Kendall - 8:35 A.M. at 77 Mass. Ave. - 8:40 A.M. at Marlboro Market - 9:15 A.M. at Alumnae Hall and 9:20 A.M. at Chapel

-Due to the recent schedule changes, it has taken longer to get Local Motion's Ride Systems app up and running.  It look as if it may be updated and available on Monday, September 24th.  Thank you for your patience as we work to improve schedules and service.

 

BUS AND SHUTTLE COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

LOCAL MOTION:  Students needing an update or assistance with an issue/problem on the Exchange Bus or the Senate Bus should call Local Motion Dispatch at (781) 535-6372.

 

JFK TRANSPORTATION:  Students encountering a problem with the BOW Shuttle or the Movie-Mall Shuttle can call (508) 653-4500 for help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reimbursement Policy:

- Students will not be reimbursed for delays due to natural occurrences, including: traffic, weather, construction, or a bus breaking down.

- Students will not be reimbursed if they cannot get a seat on a bus. (To avoid this, be sure to get to the stops early.) The purchase of a ticket, token, or punch pass does not guarantee a seat on a specific departure. Buses that fill are not eligible for Uber, Lyft, or MBTA reimbursement.

- Students will not be reimbursed if changes in the shuttle schedule were previously distributed to the student body.

- Students will not be reimbursed if a bus driver does not let them on the bus at a non-designated stop area. i.e. If you see the shuttle at a stop light and try to get on, you will not be allowed, and will not reimbursed for this siutation. 

 

 

 

 

 

JFK TRANSPORTATION, INC.

Students encountering an issue or problem with the BOW Shuttle or the Movie-Mall Shuttle should call (508) 653-4500 for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Transportation

Local Taxi Service

  • The AirPorter - (by reservation only!) 781-899-6161 or Toll Free 877-899-6161
  • Bostonia Taxi - 617-816-TAXI (9314)

  • JFK Taxi - 508-653-4500 - **Special Logan Airport Rate = $65.00**
  • Metro Cab in Allston 617-782-5500 accessible/wheelchair ready taxis
  • Red Cab - 617-734-5000
  • Sun Taxi - 800-SUN-TAXI
  • Tommy's Taxi - 508-872-3500
  • Veterans Taxi - 781-235-1600
  • Wellesley Transportation - 781-235-2200