Travel and Lodging

Travel Information

To Boston by air

The most straightforward airport is Boston Logan International (BOS;, which has the easiest transportation options to the city. For the more adventurous, Providence Rhode Island (PVD; and Manchester New Hampshire (MHT; are also possibilities but are a bit further out.

To Boston by train

Amtrak has trains into Back Bay and South Station in downtown Boston.

Public transportation to Brandeis

The university is a 10-minute walk from the Brandeis/Roberts stop on the Fitchburg line of the commuter rail. Detailed commuter rail directions from the recommended hotels can be found here.

Driving to Brandeis

For non-Brandeis folks driving, please park in the Theater Lot. When entering the university off of South street you will come to a little guard house on the main road (Loop Road). Turn left; the first parking lot you see on your left is for the admissions center and music building. Continue past this and take your next left, down to the Theater Lot (T Lot).

From the parking lot there will be signs directing you up to the Shapiro Campus Center. For individually tailored directions please see here.


If staying downtown, you may want to consider:

  • The John Jeffries House comes recommended and is located right near the Charles/MGH T stop.
  • The Fairmont Battery Wharf, located in Boston's historic North End (Little Italy). The building contains both condos and the hotel, and is where Art and Eve live. The reception on Monday July 21st will likely be here, or nearby. It is accessible by cab or water taxi from the Boston Airport, and a ~10 minute walk to North Station train station, where you can catch the Fitchburg commuter rail line out to Brandeis. Use code PRES when making a reservation for a discounted rate.
  • The Harborside Inn is a 10-minute walk from Battery Wharf, near the water and public transportation, and somewhat more affordable than the Fairmont. It is also near to Fanueil Hall and many other downtown Boston attractions.

If you would prefer to stay closer to the university, Brandeis has put together a list of hotels in the Brandeis/Waltham area: