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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.

Navigating the City

Boston is an extremely walkable city and easy to travel within. In addition to driving around the city, many students walk, utilize ride share options and taxis, and explore public transit options (buses, trains and commuter rails). 

  • 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 and Ride Shares
    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 Convention Center 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.

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