There are many transportation options available to you while attending Babson. While driving is the most common (and easiest) way to get around, many students do not own cars.

Taxi and Limousine Services

Taxis are expensive and a fare from downtown Boston to Babson campus in Wellesley can be about $40-60. Here is a list of some taxi services. We also encourage the use of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft.  

  • Veteran‘s Taxi 781-449-8294
  • Wellesley Transportation 781-235-2200

Please note that taxis may pick up passengers only in cities where they have licenses and a 15-20 % tip to the driver is standard.

Public Transportation

Metrowest Regional Transportation Authority (MWRTA

MWRTA provides regional/local transit in the Wellesley area. They currently have two services that are helpful for Babson students.

  • Route 1 connects Babson College - Knight Lot and Woodland MBTA T Station between Monday-Friday. Check fare info and schedules/route map on their website
  • Catch Connect: On-demand service, available Monday-Friday, 6:45 am – 6:45 pm. Service is available anywhere within the Town of Wellesley, as well as at Woodland & Waban MBTA T Stations, and the Natick Community Center. Download the MWRTA Catch App on your phone to book a trip. Wait time may vary depending on demands. MWRTA Catch Connect >>

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (more commonly known as the MBTA or T) is the most affordable mode of transportation in and around Boston. With access to every neighborhood downtown and connections to train stations and Logan Airport, the T is very convenient. It includes a network of streetcars, subways, commuter rails, and buses.

The fare system uses reusable and rechargeable passes: CharlieCard which can be obtained on fare vending machines at T stations. Monthly passes are also available for the buses, subway or a combination of the two. 

Subway (The T)
MBTA stations are marked by signs with a large letter T. Travel anywhere on the Blue, Orange, Green, Red, and Silver Lines for the same price. The MBTA website is interactive and allows users to plan trips door to door.

Note: the “T” does not come directly to Babson, but the Woodland “T” stop is approximately two miles from campus (take the “D” train of the Green line to the second to last stop). You can take the MWRTA service to Woodland station.

The subway connects at many points with MBTA bus routes. Bus fareboxes accept coins, small bills, however, paying the fare with CharlieCard would be most convenient. 

Commuter Rail 
The T Commuter Rail system is comprised of 11 lines and over 100 stations, each located in specific "zones." Babson is located about one mile from the Wellesley Hills stop on the Framingham/Worcester line. You can find zone/fare info and payment options on MBTA website. Paying cash or using "mTicket" app is the best way to ride for infrequent Commuter Rail riders.

Boston is serviced by Amtrak with departures originating from either North Station, South Station and Back Bay Station. From North Station you can travel to New Hampshire or Maine. From South or Back Bay Station, you can travel to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Call 1-800-872-7245 or visit the Amtrak web site for details.

Babson - Olin - Wellesley (BOW) Shuttle

Babson offers regular shuttle service between campus and other local colleges (Olin College & Wellesley College). Babson Shuttle Schedule>>

Driving in the U.S.

Massachusetts (MA) State law requires all residents to obtain a MA driver‘s license within 30 days of their arrival if they plan to live in MA for one year or more. Citizens of certain countries may also utilize their home country‘s driver‘s license along with an International Driving Permit. For additional information, review our Driving in the U.S. page.



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