The Fletcher School: Orientation 2014-2015

Maps & Directions

Fletcher

The Fletcher School
Tufts University
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 U.S.
Phone: +1 (617) 627-3700

By Car:

From the southwest, west, and northwest via routes 2, 3, 9, Interstate 95, or the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), exit onto the Boston circumferential, Route 128 (Interstate 95), and proceed north to its intersection with Route 2 (Exit 29A). Proceed east on Route 2 to the junction of routes 2 and 16. Turn left onto Route 16 east (Alewife Brook Parkway). Follow Route 16 through two full traffic lights. Take the next right, a sharp turn, onto Powderhouse Boulevard. Proceed to Packard Avenue, the third left, which leads to the campus and to the visitors' parking lot.

From Boston, the south, and the south shore, follow the Southeast Expressway (Route 3 north) to Interstate 93 north to Exit 31 (Mystic Valley Parkway/Arlington). Follow the exit ramp to Medford Square. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Main Street. Follow Main Street (bear to the right at the fork) for approximately 3/10 of a mile. Turn right onto George Street. Proceed to the end of George Street and turn left onto Winthrop Street. Follow Winthrop Street through its intersection with Boston Avenue (just over the railroad bridge). Stay on Winthrop Street and go up and over the hill and turn left onto Professors Row. Take your first left (at the stop sign) onto Packard Avenue. The visitors' parking lot will be on your right near the top of the hill (you will pass The Fletcher School on your left).

From the north via routes 1, 3, 95, 28, or 93, the recommended approach is via Route 128 (Interstate 95), to its intersection with Interstate 93. Go south on Interstate 93 to Exit 32, Medford Square. Proceed to the center of the square, turn left onto Main Street, and refer to the directions in the preceding paragraph.

From Logan Airport, follow signs for Boston and Interstate 93 via the Sumner Tunnel as you leave the airport. Once through the tunnel, follow signs for Interstate 93 north. Depending on the time of day you are traveling (and general traffic conditions), the trip from Logan to Fletcher can take as little as 20 minutes or as long as 45 minutes. Follow the directions in the second paragraph.

By Public Transportation:

Click for most current routes and fares or visit the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) website for further information.

From Logan Airport, board the Silver Line bus at your terminal and take it to the South Station stop.  At South Station, transfer to the Red Line. Take an inbound train (towards Alewife) eight stops to Davis Square. Allow one hour to get to Fletcher from the airport by subway. See below for directions to campus from Davis Square.

From the bus terminals and the Amtrak terminal located at Boston's South Station, follow signs to the MBTA Red Line South Station subway trains. Board an inbound train (towards Alewife) and take it eight stops to Davis Square. Give yourself 35-45 minutes to get from South Station to campus. See below for directions to campus from Davis Square.

From Davis Square you have several options to get to campus. You can board MBTA bus #96 (Medford Square) or #94 (West Medford) to Tufts, take the Tufts Shuttle bus, or walk 15-20 minutes along College Avenue to the campus. The MBTA bus will let you off at the Tufts Memorial Steps. Walk up the steps and cross the Tufts quadrangle. You will see Fletcher's Cabot Intercultural Center on your left as you cross Packard Avenue at the far end of the quadrangle. The bus schedules are posted on the street level inside the waiting area of the subway station (at the College Ave. exit) or can be found on the MBTA link above.

Other Alternatives:

The Tufts Shuttle Bus is free and picks up riders across from the Holland St. exit of the Davis Square subway stop approximately every 20 minutes starting at 7:00 am. The shuttle makes 5-6 stops, one of which is in front of the Olin Center, next to The Fletcher School's Cabot Intercultural Center. Please note that the shuttle runs only during fall and spring semesters when classes are in session.

The walk, well...it's free and exhilarating (with a slight uphill grade). When you exit the Davis Square station, follow the exit signs for College Avenue. Turn right out of the station and follow College Avenue to the Tufts Memorial Steps (about 15-20 minutes). Walk up the steps and cross the Tufts quadrangle. You will see Fletcher's Cabot Intercultural Center on your left as you cross Packard Avenue at the far end of the quadrangle.

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