Welcome to Boston. It is easy to arrive in and navigate the city. Boston offers an international airport, busy Amtrak train station, and a centrally located South Station Terminal which services several bus lines. New England College of Optometry is located in the Back Bay area of the city and is easily accessible by car and public transportation.
Arriving in Boston
- Logan International Airport – Located in East Boston, Logan International Airport is a major airport that provides service to many airlines. The airport is accessible by public transportation and taxis and is convenient to most attractions in Boston.
- Amtrak – The Amtrak train has three stops in Boston and has multiple routes that serve major cities in the Northeast, such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
- South Station Terminal – A variety of train lines and bus companies stop at South Station in Boston. Bus companies include Greyhound, Peter Pan Buses, and BoltBus, which provide services to various northeastern cities.
Navigating the City
Boston is an extremely walkable city, which is most residents’ preferred method of travel. Along with walking, there are other options to navigate Boston.
- Cars and Parking
There are many highways and thoroughfares in Boston. Parking is available at meters on the street or in parking garages around the city. Most major car rental companies are located in Boston and reservations can be made directly on their websites. ZipCar, a car sharing service, is also available for those who may only need to drive occasionally. Please note that most incoming students do not bring cars and find that they typically have no need for them. Student parking is not available at the College.
Taxis provide a convenient and direct method of transportation to your destination. Taxis can be requested directly by phone, websites, or apps or found at taxi stands around the city. Other taxi alternatives are Uber and Lyft, companies that use an app on smartphones to request rides.
- Boston Public Transit
The MBTA, Boston’s public transit system, also offers subways, buses, and trains, making any area within the city accessible. NECO is accessible by the Hynes and Prudential stops on the Green subway line, as well as connecting to the Orange and Red subway lines by stops on the #1 and CT1 bus routes.
- Discount T Passes
The city offers reduced fares for students. Students may obtain discounted MBTA transit passes through the Office of Student Services.