Transportation Services
175 North Harvard Street, Allston 617-495-0400

The Shuttle Tracker continuously displays the location of Harvard University shuttles and animates their motion against a detailed map of recognizable University buildings and landmarks.  Shuttle Tracker helps riders save time, stay safe, and have more control over their schedules while enabling management to manage the Transportation fleet with unprecedented clarity.

The University Shuttle Service operates fixed-route bus service during the academic year (except University-recognized holidays and semester breaks) providing safe, convenient, and reliable transportation throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses. Major stops include: Memorial Hall, Pound Hall, Currier House, Mather House, Boylston Gate, Lamont Library, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Business School. Harvard Shuttles are open to all members of the Harvard Community, including faculty, staff and students. From the low-floor and lift-equipped buses to the door-to-door van service, Harvard’s entire system is accessible for riders of all abilities.

Medical School Shuttle Service

The Harvard M2 Shuttle runs year-round, Monday through Saturday (Monday through Friday during the summer), between Quincy Street in Harvard Square and Vanderbilt Hall at the Longwood Medical Area campus. Students at the College need only swipe their University ID card to ride the bus for free. The shuttle is operated by MASCO (Medical, Academic, Scientific, and Community Organization). For more information, please call MASCO at 617-632-2800 or view the website at

Daytime Van Service (fully accessible)

The Van Service is intended for persons who, because of mobility impairment or medical condition, find it difficult or impossible to use the regular shuttle bus. Transportation is door to door within the Cambridge and Allston campuses. This service operates year-round throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses and is available to all faculty, staff and students. Rides in the van are by appointment only. All riders must be authorized in advance by either the Accessible Education Office or their local disability coordinator. Service times vary for academic, weekend, summer, and recess periods. The service normally operates from 7:45 am until 7 pm seven days a week with reduced hours during the summer months and recess periods. Please call 617-495-0400 or email for specific service times and reservation requirements. The TTY phone number is 617-496-6642.

After 7 pm, fully accessible shuttle vans are available through the Evening Van Service. (Reservations are not required for the Evening Van Service.)

Evening Van Service (fully accessible)

The Evening Van Service is designed to transport faculty, staff and students safely about the campus area as a supplement to the shuttle bus system. The service operates between 7 pm and 2:30 am, seven days a week throughout the entire year, including summer and break periods. No advance arrangements are needed. However, the last call for a ride must be received by 2:30 am. For more information, or to request a ride, please call 617-495-0400.

Motorist Assistance Program (MAP)

The University Parking Services provides free on-campus emergency road service for faculty, staff, students, and visitors who need help charging a dead battery, changing a tire, or retrieving keys that have been locked inside a car. This service is available between 7 am and midnight, Monday through Friday (except University holidays). Please call 617-496-HELP.