Getting Around

Finding out how to get around Boston goes hand in hand with finding a place to live. Boston has a well-developed public transportation system consisting of buses, subway trains, and commuter-line trains that run to and from nearby suburbs.

Most students will commute to campus using either Boston’s public transit system, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)The BUS, BU’s free shuttle, or by walking or cycling. To determining how far you are willing to commute, and the time involved, use Trip Planner.  That way you will have a good idea of how far away from the Medical Campus you should look for housing.

Walking
Boston is a great walking town because it is beautiful and small. Walking across the city is not difficult. The links below will help you negotiate through the city.

Walking directions to Boston University Medical Campus and Campus Maps.

Safety and Security

The University has several resources available to provide you with safety information and advice. BUMC Public Safety are staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, on call at (617) 414-4444. Service calls for security and facilities as well as emergency response are dispatched from the Command and Control Center, located at 750 Albany Street. Please take advantage of:

 

Emergencies: Dial 911

Wherever you live in the Boston area, if you need emergency assistance—police, fire, or medical—call 911 immediately.

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