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Directions and parking

by Stacie Slotnick

April 3, 2017

Directions

The Media Lab is located at 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts (at the corner of Ames and Amherst Streets). We are a two to three minute walk from the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line of Boston's subway system. If you take a cab or car service, be sure to give the driver the street address and say that it is in Kendall Square. If you just say "MIT," you are likely to be dropped off across campus. If you just say "Amherst Street", you can find yourself on the other Amherst Street in Cambridge.





We do not recommend driving. On-street parking is difficult to find and nearby parking garages, if they are not already full for the day, are expensive.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike: Exit at "Brighton/Cambridge." Follow signs to Cambridge. The Doubletree Hotel will be on your right. Go straight over the bridge into Cambridge (on River Street) and take your first right onto Memorial Drive. The Charles River will be on your right. Go straight on Memorial Drive, staying to the left and going over the overpass at the Boston University (B.U.) Bridge (past MicroCenter). Staying in the left lane, pass under the next bridge, which is the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). The first street after that bridge, to the left, is Ames Street, but it is one way in the wrong direction. You will have to take the second left (sign says Kendall Square) onto Wadsworth Street. Take the first left onto Amherst Street. The Media Lab is on the corner of Amherst and Ames Streets. 

From Logan Airport: Leaving the airport, take the Sumner Tunnel to 93 North. Exit right off of 93 at the Cambridge/Storrow Drive exit. When the ramp splits, bear right following signs to Storrow Drive. Exit left at the Kendall Square exit. At the traffic light, go right onto the Longfellow Bridge. Follow Main Street (Main flows into Broadway) and take a left at the second set of lights (Ames Street). The Media Lab will be on your left about a block and a half down Ames Street; the Lab complex comprises two buildings, the second of which is at the corner of Ames Street and Amherst Street. Logan International Airport's website provides up-to-the-minute information on weather, construction, and traffic.

From Route I-93: From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT. At the end of the bridge, turn right on to Memorial Drive. The first street after that bridge, to the left, is Ames Street, but it is one way in the wrong direction. You will have to take the second left (sign says Kendall Square) onto Wadsworth Street. The Media Lab is on the corner of Amherst and Ames Streets.

Parking options

MIT maintains a list of paid parking options near campus. 

Public transportation

By subway: The Media Lab is located on the Red Line at the "Kendall/MIT" stop of the subway. You can transfer to the Red Line without additional fees from any other subway line at the appropriate station. Please check the subway map at your boarding point for more detailed information.

At the Kendall/MIT stop, you will surface on Main Street in Kendall Square. Landmarks include the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop. Facing Main Street, with the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop to your back, proceed right (west) to the first traffic light. This is the intersection of Main Street and Ames Street, with Legal Seafoods on the corner. Turn left onto Ames Street. The Media Lab complex is about halfway down the block, the second and third buildings on the left at 20 Ames Street and 75 Amherst Street.