Getting to IQSE

IQSE is located on Harvard’s Cambridge campus, just north of Harvard Square along Oxford Street. For a map that zeros in on the Oxford Street area and IQSE, click here.
For a very general map of the Harvard campus as a whole, please go here.

The IQSE Offices are located in the Lyman, Pierce and Cruft Labs.

Logan International Airport (http://www.massport.com/logan/) is the closest major airport. There are smaller airports nearby, like:

Hanscom Field (http://www.massport.com/hansc/) in Bedford, Massachusetts,

Manchester Airport (http://www.flymanchester.com/) in Manchester,New Hampshire

T. F. Green (http://www.pvdairport.com/) in Providence, Rhode Island.

Amtrak (http://www.amtrak.com) stations close to Harvard University include South Station, Back Bay, and North Station. These stations also connect to different subway and bus lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or MBTA (simply called the “T” by the locals.) South Station is on the same subway line as Harvard: the Red Line. For more information on the MBTA, please see http://www.mbta.com/. Many commercial bus lines also serve the Boston area. Subway Tokens cost $1.25. MBTA buses are $1.00

ALTHOUGH IT IS POSSIBLE TO TAKE THE SUBWAY FROM THE AIRPORT TO HARVARD, WE STRONGLY DO NOT RECOMMEND IT AS IT REQUIRES MULTIPLE CHANGES AND TAKES A VERY LONG TIME. Take a taxi instead. They are plentiful at Logan Airport.

Going from Harvard to MIT or downtown Boston is quite reasonable on the subway as the Red Line can get you to these destinations without having to change to a different line.

Numerous taxi and shuttle companies serve the Cambridge area. A taxi ride from Logan to Harvard Square generally runs about $35.00. Some of these services are listed here:

  • Yellow Cab   617-547-3000
  • Ambassador Brattle Cab   617-492-1100
  • Green Cab   617-623-6000
  • Union Taxi   617-661-2500
  • US Shuttle   617-894-3100 (door-to-door service for Logan Airport)

 

Traveling By Car:

If you plan to print out driving directions from Google, Mapquest or Expedia, use the address:

17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 as the destination address

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90):

Take Exit 18, marked "Cambridge/Allston." Follow the Cambridge signs off the ramp to the traffic lights. Stay in the middle lane while crossing the bridge. Proceed across the bridge onto River Street. Stay in the left lane and follow River Street about one mile into Central Square, the first major traffic intersection. Travel straight across the intersection. ( Here River Street becomes Prospect Street.) At the second light, turn left onto Broadway Street. Follow Broadway to its end at Quincy Street, in the midst of the Harvard campus, and bear right, with fire station on left, onto Quincy Street. Proceed on Quincy Street through two traffic lights until Quincy ends at Kirkland Street. Take a left onto Kirkland. Kirkland Street ends and becomes Oxford Street, with a hard right turn. Due to the high traffic volume and construction on the first few blocks of Oxford Street, metered parking will be scarce.

From I-93:

From the south: take exit 26 for Storrow Drive, using right lane and following signs for Storrow Drive. (*)Take left lane exit for Government Center/Kendall Square/3 North and bear right at sign for Kendall Square. Proceed across bridge onto Broadway. Follow Broadway for two miles until you must bear right at the fire station, onto Quincy Street. Proceed on Quincy Street through two traffic lights until Quincy ends at Kirkland Street. Take a left onto Kirkland. Kirkland Street ends and becomes Oxford Street, with a hard right turn. Due to the high traffic volume and construction on the first few blocks of Oxford Street, metered parking will be scarce.

From the north: take exit 26A and follow signs for Storrow Drive. Follow directions above from (*).

 

From Route 128 (I-95):

Take the exit for Route 2 East to Arlington and Boston. Travel approximately 6.5 miles, approach the first rotaty/intersection from left lane. Bear left, following signs for 3 North and 16 East to Medford. At first light, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Proceed 1.8 miles to Everett Street on the left (15th traffic light). Take a left onto Everett Street. Take a right at the next intersection on Oxford Street. Due to the high traffic volume and construction on the first few blocks of Oxford Street, metered parking will be scarce.