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Street Address: 1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA 02492
We welcome you to visit Olin College. We are located in Needham, Massachusetts, approximately 14 miles west of Boston. The Admission Office and most of the administrative offices, including the President's Office, are located in Milas Hall on the college's campus on Olin Way.
Helpful Tip: When using a GPS, please make sure you use our Street Address (1000 Olin Way, Needham, MA 02492). Searching for 'Olin' via GPS will occasionally send visitors to Olin Hall on the Babson campus.
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 15 (Interstate 95/Route 128). After the tolls, follow the signs for Route 95/128 South. Exit Route 95/128 South at exit 19B (Highland Avenue, Needham). Follow Highland Avenue for 1.5 miles to a three-way intersection with Chapel and May Streets; bear slight right onto Chapel Street (to the right of the gas station). Take a right at the first light onto Great Plain Avenue/Rte 135. Then follow "From Great Plain Avenue" directions below.
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 14 (Interstate 95/Route 128). After the tolls, follow the signs for Route 95/128 South. Exit Route 95/128 South at exit 19B (Highland Avenue, Needham). Follow Highland Avenue for 1.5 miles to a three-way intersection with Chapel and May Streets; bear slight right onto Chapel Street (to the right of the gas station). Take a right at the first light onto Great Plain Avenue/Rte 135. Then follow "From Great Plain Avenue" directions below.
Take Route 95/128 to exit 19B (Highland Avenue, Needham). Follow Highland Avenue for 1.5 miles to a three-way intersection with Chapel and May Streets; bear slight right onto Chapel Street (to the right of the gas station). Take a right at the first light onto Great Plain Avenue/Rte 135. Then follow "From Great Plain Avenue" directions below.
Proceed on Great Plain Avenue for 1.5 miles and the Olin College campus will be on the right. Enter the campus at "Olin Way" and follow the road around to the left to parking lot A, which provides access to all campus buildings. Most administrative offices, including the Admission Office and the President's Office, are in "Milas Hall", which is the first building to the right, as you walk up from the main lot. Handicap parking is available.
Olin College is accessible by commuter rail from Boston on the Needham line. The line originates at Boston's South Station, and may also be boarded at Boston's Back Bay Station. The nearest commuter rail stop to Olin College is Needham Center, which is located at the intersection of Great Plain Avenue and Eaton Square. The college is a short taxi ride from Needham Center.
Amtrak's Northeast Direct Service stops at Route 128 in Westwood, about six miles from Needham. From there, take a taxi to Olin College. Amtrak continues on to Boston's South Station, where commuter rail service is available (see above).
The nearest major airport to Olin College is Boston's Logan Airport. The easiest, albeit costliest, way to and from the airport is to take a cab. Taxi stands are located at each Logan Airport terminal. The cost is approximately $70-80 each way. Allow 30-50 minutes for the trip.If renting a car, ask the rental company for directions to the Ted Williams Tunnel. Upon entering the tunnel, you must pay a $3.75 toll ($3.00 with a transponder). After exiting the second tunnel, merge onto the Mass Pike (I-90). After several miles, you must pay a $1.25 toll ($1.00 with a transponder), but continue to follow the Mass Pike, and take Exit 15 for Rte. 95/128 South. Another $1.00 toll is required after exiting. Follow web directions to campus for "From the North or South" and "From Great Plain Avenue."
Via public transportation, you take the Silver line from Logan airport to South Station, then the commuter rail to Needham Center. Other nearby commuter rail stops are Wellesley Hills and Wellesley Square. The nearest “T” stops (subway line) are Eliot, Riverside or Woodland – which are all stations on the Green line.
An alternative route is to take the Logan Express shuttle to Framingham. The Logan Express shuttle stop is located near Shoppers' World and goes to and from the airport every half-hour Monday-Friday from 4:00 am to 11 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 11 pm. On Saturdays and Sunday mornings, the service runs once an hour. The cost is $12 each way or $22 round trip. Shopper's World is about a 20-25 minute drive away from campus and there is paid parking available. The cost for parking is $11.00/day, $66.00/week. For more information, check out the Massport Logan Express site. For complete ground transportation information from Logan Airport, please call 1-800-23 LOGAN.
Helpful Tip: Major airlines offer surprisingly competitive fares to the Boston area through T. F. Green Airport in Providence/Warwick, Rhode Island, and Manchester Airport in New Hampshire. These airports are approximately one hour by car from Olin College via Interstate 95 (Providence/Warwick) or Interstate 93 (Manchester).
For information about public transportation in the Boston area, go to the MBTA official website.
Following is a listing of taxi companies nearby campus:
Colonial Livery: (508) 653-5600 Available 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (discounts for advanced booking, group rates on airport shuttles)
Veteran's Taxi: (781) 449-8294 Available 24 hours
Wellesley Transportation: (781) 235-2200 Available 5 a.m. - Midnight
Wellesley Carriage: (508) 653-5027 24 hour airport service
Yellow Cab: (617) 332-7700 Available 24 hours (reservations recommended for transport 1:00 - 4:00 a.m.)
*J&J Sedan Service: (617) 834-0078 Available 24 hours
*Service to/from T.F. Green Airport (RI) and Logan International Airport (Boston)