Arrive in Boston

Northeastern University is located in the center of Boston, making it a convenient and safe place to get to through various modes of transportation.

Coming by car

North, south, east, or west. There are several major highways that you can take to arrive at Northeastern. You can find directions on getting to campus here.

Coming by plane

The closest airport to Northeastern is Logan International Airport (airport code BOS). Take the Massport Shuttle from your terminal to the Blue Line train inbound to State Street. Once there, transfer to the Orange Line outbound train, getting off at Ruggles Station.

Coming by public transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (affectionately known as the “T”) – take the (Orange Line) to Ruggles Station or (Green line) to Northeastern Station, both conveniently located on campus.

To learn more about the available travel options, click on the links below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail the Student and Support Service team at and they will be happy to assist you.

We wish you a safe journey and look forward to welcoming you to campus.


Arrive in Seattle

True to the spirit of Seattle, Northeastern's three campuses provide the perfect venue to foster innovation and collaboration on projects in a warm and inviting community.

Visit the Northeastern University-Seattle website for great tips on relocating to the Pacific Northwest, including directions to campus.

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Arrive in Silicon Valley

With an inclusive campus strategically located in the Bay Area surrounded by many of the world's best tech companies—collaboration, innovation, and creativity permeates the air on campus.

Visit the Northeastern University San Francisco Bay Area website for great tips on relocating to Silicon Valley, including directions to campus.

Arrive in San Francisco

The metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area region and entrepreneurial job opportunities attract students from around the world. With close proximity to industry leaders, we are excited to overlook the heart of San Francisco on the 20th floor of WeWork 600 California Street.

Visit the Northeastern University San Francisco Bay Area website for some helpful tips and links to get you started with relocation.

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