The MBTA (the “T”, commuter rail, city bus system) is the best way to get around Boston, notably because parking is scarce as well as expensive. Take advantage of tools such as the MBTA Rider Tools or mobile MBTA apps like Pocket MBTA or Catch the Bus. Charlie Cards can also get you discounts at restaurants, museums and more.
Subway: Take the Red Line to Davis Square. Tufts Medford Campus is a quick 15-minute walk.
Commuter Rail: Take the Fitchburg Line to Porter Square. For all other lines, go to North or South Station.
#80 to Lechmere Station via Medford Hillside
#94 to Davis Sq Station via West Medford
#96 to Harvard Station via Davis and Porter Sq
#80 to Arlington Center
#94 to Medford Sq via West Medford
#96 to Medford Sq via Harvard Sq and Davis Sq
All Outbound & Inbound Buses Stops at:
College Ave and Power House Square
College Ave and Professors Row
College Ave and Boston Ave
Boston Ave and Tufts Garage (Dowling Hall)
Boston Ave and Fairmont St
Boston Ave and Winthrop St
Subway: Orange line to Tufts Medical Center Station. Other nearby MBTA stops are Downtown Crossing (Red/Orange Line) and Boylston (Green Line).
Commuter Rail: Commuter rail to Back Bay or South Station. Tufts Boston Campus is about a 12-minute walk from South Station or a 20-minute walk from Back Bay.
#11 City Point Downtown Bayview Route
#43 Park St & Tremont St via Tremont
#55 Park St & Tremont St via Copley Station
SL5 Silver Line Downtown—Dudley Station
*For Schedules, Maps and Rider Tools, visit: mbta.com
Faculty and Staff
Boston employees receive a 35% subsidy, up to a maximum of $50 per employee per month on the Boston and SMFA campuses and $40 per employee per month on the Medford/Somerville and Grafton campuses, toward the purchase of bus, train, or commuter rail MBTA passes. Save money by using pre-tax money to buy your train, bus, and subway tickets and/or your vanpool or commuter parking. All it takes is a quick online or phone order to get a pass or debit card delivered to your home every month.
Medford faculty and staff can use pre-tax funds to pay for transit passes and tickets. All it takes is a quick online or phone order to get a pass or debit card delivered to your home every month.
Please contact the Bursar’s Office, who manages discounted MBTA semester pass program, with any questions.
Boston-based students (Medical, Dental, Nutrition Schools and Public Health Professional Degree programs) are eligible to purchase an MBTA semester or monthly pass at a 25% discount over regular “T” prices.
Grafton-based Veterinary School students are eligible to purchase an MBTA Semester Pass at an 11% discount. For more details, click here.
Medford/Somerville-based students can order discounted passes for the semester. Order forms can be found on SIS under “Student Living.” Fall passes, for September through December, are purchased in July. Spring passes, for January through May, are purchased in November.
SMFA students are eligible to purchase an MBTA Semester Pass at an 11% discount. Order forms can be found on SIS under “Student Living.” Fall passes, for September through December, are purchased in July. Spring passes, for January through May, are purchased in November.