Parking & Transportation

In addition to lots of on-street parking, Harvard Square has the highest concentration of parking lots of any square in the area. So, come by foot, by bike, by skateboard, the T, or motorcycle, truck, car or SUV…just come...and if you need to park…park it here.

Driving Directions

Via Public Transportation:

Take the Red Line to the Harvard stop; or take any number of buses that come to Harvard Square. For more information and schedules, visit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

MBTA Customer Communications Center:

Main Switchboard: 617-222-5000
Traveler's Information Center: (Route/Schedule Info.): 617-222-3200
Toll Free: 1-800-392-6100
Hearing Impaired: TTY (617) 222-5246


   MBTA Bus Stations
   Hubway Bike Stations
   MBTA Subway (Red Line)
   Public Bicycle Racks


By Car:

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Mass Pike - Rt. 90, East and Westbound):
Take Exit 18 (Allston—or Brighton/Cambridge).
Go through toll booth ($1.25) and bear right towards Cambridge, then get into far left lane at set of traffic lights.
At 2nd traffic light (before the bridge across from the Doubletree Guest Suite Hotel) turn left onto Storrow Drive; Soldiers Field Road; exit at Harvard Square.
Turn right to cross the bridge.
You will be on JFK Street headed into Harvard Square.

From The South (I-93 North):

Heading north on Route 93 take the Mass Pike –See above

From The North (I-93 South):

Heading south on Route 93 exit onto Storrow Drive west. Take Harvard Square/Cambridge exit, turn right and proceed over bridge and across Memorial Drive onto JFK Street and into Harvard Square.

From Logan Airport:

As you leave the airport, follow signs to Rt. 90, Mass. Turnpike West. See above


Street parking is available on surrounding streets in Harvard Square. One and two hour meters require payment (quarters only) Monday through Saturday between 8am and 8pm. Parking is free all night, on Sundays and holidays. See Parking Locations map for information about parking garages.