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Public Transportation in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA)

LMA Map #1
LMA Map #2
LMA Map #3

Zipcar is a neighborhood rent-a-car service. They place cars all over the Boston area that you can reserve and rent on an hourly basis. If you're affiliated with Harvard, you can join Zipcar for only $20 a year. This is a much better deal than you can get on your own ($75/year, $300 deposit).

Zipcar has placed two cars in the LMA: one at Longwood/Riverway and one at Simmons College.

Cycling around Boston can be dicey. Drivers in Boston in general are not overly cognizant of cyclists, nor are there many designated bike lanes. Thus cyclists must be cautious.

For information in bicycling in Boston, see MassBike's page. Also, here's a link to the City of Boston's public position on bicycling.


The closest subway stops are:
Longwood (Green D-Line)
Longwood/Hospitals (Green E-Line) or Brigham Circle (Green E-line)
Roxbury Crossing (Orange Line)

In Boston, the subway is called the "T," and signs for the subway feature the letter T. Here is a July 13, 2003 article about crime on the T from the Boston Globe. Here is an informative graphic that accompanied this article.


along Longwood Avenue
along Huntington Avenue
(There are more buses that pass by or pass through the LMA, but I am too lazy to put up links to all of them.)
Shuttle Buses
Shuttle bus list
Bus stop is located opposite of Vanderbilt Hall on Avenue Louis Pasteur, near its intersection with Longwood Ave.
Partners (Brigham & Women's and MGH)
Shuttle bus list
Bus stop is located opposite the Brigham on Francis Street, at its intersection with Binney Street.
From the LMA, how to get to:
1. Shuttle buses usually do not run on weekends or holidays.
2. If Green Line is specified, you can take either the D-Line or the E-line.
3. If direction is unspecified for the subway, then the direction is inbound.
Harvard Square
MASCO Shuttle: M2
Subway: Green Line to Red Line (Harvard Square)
Central Square
MASCO Shuttle: M2
Bus: 47
Subway: Green Line to Red Line (Central Square)
MASCO Shuttle: M2
Partners Shuttle: Brigham-M.I.T.
Subway: Green Line to Red Line (Central Square)
Charles Street/Massachusetts General Hospital aka Mass General aka MGH
Partners Shuttle: Brigham-MGH
Subway: Green Line to Red Line (Charles/MGH)
Faneuil Hall/Quincy Marketplace
Subway: Green D-Line or Green E-Line (Government Center or Haymarket)
North End
Subway: Green D-Line or Green E-Line (Haymarket)
Downtown Crossing
Subway: Green D-Line or Green E-Line (Park Street)
Subway: Green D-Line or Green E-Line to Red Line (Downtown Crossing)
Prudential Center/Copley Place
Partners Shuttle: Brigham-Prudential-MGH
Subway: Green D-Line (Hynes Convention Center or Copley)
Subway: Green E-Line (Prudential or Copley)
Cambridgeside Galleria
Subway: Green D-Line or Green E-Line (Lechmere)
Coolidge Corner
MASCO Shuttle: M2, at certain times
Walk northwest on Longwood Ave., it's not far (15 minutes)
Green D-Line to Green C-Line
Bus: 66
Brookline High School
Green D-Line (Brookline Hills)
Walk west on Rte. 9 (20 minutes)
Washington Square
Bus: 65
Green D-Line (Beaconsfield) (then a short walk)
Green D-line to Green C-line (Washington Square)
Logan International Airport
Subway: Green Line to Blue-line (Airport) to one of two airport shuttles (#22 or #33, depending on which airline)
Jamaica Plain aka JP
Bus: 39
Subway: Green Line E line outbound
Ruggles Station
MASCO Shuttle: Ruggles Express
Bus: 47
Bus: 8
North Station
Subway: Green Line to North Station
South Station
Subway: Green Line to Red-Line southbound, i.e., towards Ashmont or Braintree (South Station)
Kenmore Square
Subway: Green D-Line (Kenmore Square)
Bus: 8
Walk, it's not far (12 minutes)
Various shuttle buses will take you to nearby Fenway

Page last updated: 27 May 2004
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