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Limited travel support is available to eligible graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and junior researchers, including junior faculty. Please also refer to the information on Doctoral Consortium and Travel Assistance.

Traveling to Cambridge, MA

MIT Campus Location and Map

Please note that all conference events will take place at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, also known as the Stata Center and as MIT Building 32. The building is located at the northeastern edge of the MIT campus on Vassar Street near the intersection with Main Street. Please call (617) 253-6218 with any questions.

A campus map is available by visiting or clicking here for a .pdf version of the MIT campus map.

Public Transportation

Subway: Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station (cost is $2.00 with a CharlieTicket and $1.70 with a CharlieCard). When you exit the T, walk Northwest, up Main Street (you will pass the MIT Coop and Legal Seafoods). When you come to the second intersection (Vassar St.), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab will be in the very unique building to your left.

Bus: The #1 ("Dudley" bus) stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue (cost is $1.50 with a CharlieTicket and $1.25 with a CharlieCard). The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stop light. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT, on the other side of the street is the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area). To get to the CSAIL, walk North (so that the steps are on your right) on Mass. Ave. Take a right at the first intersection (Vassar St.). Walk until you see the very unique building on your right at the corner of the next major intersection (Main St.). More detailed public transportation maps and schedules are available from the MBTA.

Public Transportation from Logan International Airport:

Taxi: Taxi fare from the airport is about $25-$30. Under normal traffic conditions the taxi ride will take about 25 minutes.

Subway: From any terminal at Logan airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. Go downstairs and take the Red Line to Kendall/MIT (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about 30 minutes. From the T stop, follow the directions above.

Driving Directions

The drive from Logan Airport can be rather difficult, depending on traffic conditions. Take the Sumner Tunnel exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. The tunnel toll is $3. As you exit the tunnel, take the ramp onto the expressway (I-93 North). Take the second exit, marked 'Storrow Drive West'. Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge. At the second traffic light after the river, take a left onto Ames Street and then a right onto Main Street. CSAIL will be on your left in the very unique building at the corner of Main and Vassar Street.

From I-93 (North or South):
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 (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right.

As you cross the Harvard Bridge, you will be looking at MIT. Continue 1 block on Mass. Ave., until you reach Vassar St. Take a Right on Vassar St. CSAIL is on your right in the very unique building at the corner of Vassar and Main.

From I-95 (North or South):
Take the I-93 Exit and follow the directions above.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) (West):

Follow I-90 East to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (Exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge (down the ramp to the right, then straight), cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far. Bear left onto Main Street at the sculpture park. Follow Main Street for about 1/2 mile to the very unique building at the corner of Vassar St.

Parking Information

There are a limited number of on-campus parking spaces available to those registered for MIT on-campus housing during the conference, otherwise there is no public parking available on the MIT campus. The closest public parking available is at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel in Kendall Square (77 Ames Street between Legal Seafoods and Quantum Books). There is also a small public lot on the corner of Vassar Street and Massachusetts Avenue, and the Technology Square Garage located between 300 Technology Square and 200 Technology Square/Building NE43 (the former home of CSAIL) on Main Street. Rates for parking in the vicinity of MIT are in the $25 per day range.