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Directions & Transportation

The New England College of Optometry campus is located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, and is easily accessible by public transportation.

NECO’s address: New England College of Optometry, 424 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02115

Get Directions to NECO.

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Driving

From Eastern New Hampshire, Maine or points North

Follow I-95 South to RT-1 South to Boston via the Tobin (Mystic River) Bridge. Take Storrow Drive exit. Take second exit off Storrow Drive, which is the Back Bay/Copley Square exit on the left. Take immediate right onto Beacon Street. Proceed eight blocks to the corner of Beacon and Hereford Streets.

From Vermont

Take I-91 to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East (at Springfield, MA). Follow Western Massachusetts directions below.

From New Hampshire

Take I-93 South to Storrow Drive exit. Take second exit off Storrow Drive which is the Back Bay/Copley Square exit on the left. Take immediate right onto Beacon Street. Proceed eight blocks to the corner of Beacon and Hereford Streets.

From Western Massachusetts

Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east and take the Copley Square exit. After exiting, bear right and follow the Copley Square signs. Turn left onto Dartmouth Street (you will see the Copley Marriott Hotel and the Westin Hotel on your right). Keep going straight ahead six blocks until you reach Beacon Street. Take a left and proceed up to Hereford Street. We are on the corner of Beacon and Hereford Street.

From Points South

Take I-84 North and join the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east at Sturbridge, MA. Follow the Mass Turnpike to Boston and exit at Copley Square exit. Follow Western Massachusetts directions above.

From Rhode Island

Take I-95 north, exit at Route 128 north and follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east toward Boston. Follow Western Massachusetts directions above.


Transportation Options

Logan Express

  • Bus transportation between Logan Airport and 
  • one-way fare: $7.50 by credit/debit card only
  • one-way fare showing valid MBTA pass: $3.00 by credit/debit card only
  • Bus route is approx. 20 mins

Public Transportation: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: MBTA

The College is within walking distance of several MBTA services, including both trains and buses. 

  • Hynes Convention Center Station  (Green Line) 0.4 mile
  • Copley Station (Green Line) 0.6 mile
  • Massachusetts Avenue Station (Orange Line) 0.9 mile
  • Back Bay Station (Orange Line) 0.9 mile
  • Bus #1 and CT1 on Massachusetts Avenue near Beacon Street
  • Consult the MBTA’s website for up-to-the-minute information on schedules and services.

Airport Taxi  and Shuttle Services

Taxis are available throughout downtown Boston. Major cab companies include Boston Logan Taxi Cab, Boston Cab, City Cab, ITOA, Metro Cab, and Independent Cab. Several taxi and shuttle companies service Boston Logan airport such as Boston Logan Taxi Service and Boston Airport Express.

Ride Sharing Programs

Ride share programs such as Uber and Lyft are also available in Boston.


Parking Near NECO

Parking Lots

  • Pilgrim Parking/Hynes Auditorium Garage - 50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA
  • Pilgrim Parking/Somerset Garage - 425 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
  • Prudential Garage - Entrance at Exeter and Boylston Street
  • Standard Parking - 149 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Metered Parking

  • Download parking app for easy payment
  • Two hour limit on most meters
  • Back Bay meters are $3.75/hour
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