Getting to Campus by Car

From points north and south
Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24. Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.

From points west
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1.5 miles to Boston College.

From downtown Boston
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1.5 miles to Boston College.

Parking on Campus and GPS Navigation

Despite our name, Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts. Our campus is approximately six miles west of downtown Boston. Therefore, it is important that you put the correct town and/or zip code when you are entering our address into GPS navigation or Google Maps.

Once you have parked, please remember to take your parking ticket with you so that a member of our staff can validate your parking ticket.

Undergraduate Admission visitors should park in either the Commonwealth Avenue Garage or the Beacon Street Garage, above level three, unless otherwise instructed by a gate attendant.

For the Beacon Street Garage
Use . The Beacon Street Garage is connected to Alumni Stadium, the University’s football stadium. 

Once parked, exit the parking garage towards campus. Take a left on Campanella Way towards Middle Campus (Alumni Stadium will be on your left). Climb the Higgins Stairs and the Office of Undergraduate Admission will be at the top in Devlin Hall. It is approximately a 5-8 minute walk once outside the parking garage.  

For the Commonwealth Avenue Garage
Use . Use the intersection of St. Thomas More Road and Commonwealth Avenue. From St. Thomas More Road, take a right onto Campanella Way to the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. 

Once parked, take the elevator to the 7th floor of the parking garage. Take a left off the top of floor of the garage onto Middle Campus. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will be located across O’Neill Plaza in Devlin Hall. It is approximately a two minute walk from the top floor of the parking garage. 

 

Getting to Campus Using Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), called the T, is trolley system that travels above and below ground. The different lines of the T are color-coded. Boston College is located at the end of the "B" line branch of the T's Green Line. One-way fares are $2.75 and travel time from downtown Boston outbound to Boston College is approximately 45 minutes. Once you exit the T at Boston College, cross to the other side of the street (Commonwealth Avenue) and walk up the hill to the right to the Main Gate. Enter campus at Main Gate and walk down Linden Lane. Gasson Hall (the building with the tower) is located directly at the end of Linden Lane. Walk to the left of Gasson Hall and the Office of Undergraduate will be straight ahead in Devlin Hall. 

From Logan Airport
Take the SL1 (silver line bus) to South Station. Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

*Travel time will vary depending on time of day. A taxi is generally the fastest way to get to campus.*

From South Station
Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife inbound to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately 6 miles west of downtown Boston. There are many accommodation options in the area and we have listed a variety of these options below. While our office does our best to keep this list current, we strongly recommend that visitors consult with each hotel regarding rates and discounts. We also suggest the use of mapping services, such as Google Maps, to get a better understanding of hotel locations.

Some of the hotels near Boston College will offer discounts to Boston College visitors. These rates may change throughout the year. We recommend asking about discounts when making your reservation.

Disclaimer: This webpage is meant to provide a service to our visitors. We make no claims about the quality of facilities or services at these or any other hotels.

Hotel Name Address Distance from Boston College Easily Accessible to T

617-730-3660
1.5 miles Yes

617-734-1393/800-321-2211
2 miles Yes

617-277-1200
Reference BC when making reservation for a discounted rate.
2 miles Yes

617-566-6260
2 miles Yes

617-584-0839 or chesleyroad@comcast.net
2 miles Yes

617-964-1666 or pranpran@gmail.com
2 miles Yes

617-566-0088
2 miles Yes

617-734-1393/800-321-2211
Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
3 miles No

617-783-0090
3 miles No

617-566-2234
3 miles Yes

617-713-0123
3 miles Yes

617-232-1487
3 miles Yes

617-492-1234
4 miles No

855-695-6678
4 miles Yes

800-325-3535
Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
4 miles No

617-731-4700
Reference BC when making reservation to be eligible for 15% off best available rate.
4 miles Yes
200 1st Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
781-455-9987
5 miles No

617-867-1200
5 miles Yes

617-927-4445
5 miles Yes

617-969-5300
Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
5 miles Yes

617-969-1000
5 miles No

617-267-1607
5.5 miles Yes

617-338-4400
6 miles Yes

617-445-6400
6 miles Yes

617-266-7200
6 miles Yes
6 miles Yes

866-257-7857
Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
6 miles Yes

Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
6 miles Yes

617-624-0202
6.5 miles Yes

617-426-2000
7 miles Yes

617-439-7000/800-752-7077
7 miles Yes

617-236-5800
7 miles Yes

617-227-0800
7 miles Yes

617-523-3600
7 miles Yes

617-536-5700
7 miles Yes

617-267-5300
7 miles Yes

617-536-5300
7 miles Yes

617-224-4000
7 miles Yes

800-THE-OMNI
7.5 miles Yes

781-890-0100
Reference BC when making reservation for a discounted rate.
8 miles No

781-290-5600
Click on hotel name to the left for BC rate
8 miles No

781-407-0999
9 miles No

617-532-4600
10 miles No

508-653-5000
10 miles No

781-329-1000
11 miles No

781-326-6700
11 miles No

617-568-6700
12 miles No

781-376-4000
23 miles No