Shuttles are another great way to get around Cambridge, providing a supplement to MBTA bus and subway lines. Many of the shuttles are open to the public and free to use. Read about EZRide and the shuttles below to see if any of them are going your way.
The LMA Shuttle is a service run by MASCO, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic area (LMA) for the benefit of those who live, work, study or receive care in the area. MASCO provides shuttle services from public transit stops and off-site parking facilities to the LMA. MASCO's M2 shuttle runs from Harvard Square to the LMA with stops in Harvard and Central Squares and MIT. The M2 shuttle is primarily for people working or studying at LMA member organizations. The general public can ride the M2 shuttle but must buy tickets in advance at one of the several locations listed on the M2 shuttle information page.
Click here to learn more about the M2 shuttle.
The CambridgeSide Galleria Mall in East Cambridge offers shuttle service between the mall and the Kendall Square MBTA Stop (Red Line subway) with a stop at Binney and Sixth Street near the Cambridge Police Station. The bus runs every 20 minutes from 9am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 7pm on Sunday.
Anyone can ride the Galleria Shuttle and all rides are free.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology operates shuttles in and around campus for the MIT community. For more information on the MIT shuttles, please chick here.
Harvard University operates a series of shuttles for its faculty, staff, and students among buildings in its Cambridge and Allston campuses. For more information on Harvard Shuttles, please click here.