Updates on MBTA Closures
The MBTA will suspend service to many Green and Orange line stations to address a significant amount of rail replacement and safety upgrades to trains. Accessible shuttle buses will replace service. MBTA Subway Pass holders may ride commuter rail trains for no additional charge.
Here is a schedule of the planned closures. See the MBTA website for information to help plan your route to Boston Children’s.
- Orange Line (Forest Hills - Oak Grove): Sat, Aug 20 through Sun, Sept 18
- Green Line: E-Line Branch (Heath St - Copley): Sat, Aug 6 through Sun, Aug 21
- Green Line: D-Line Branch (Riverside - Kenmore): Sat, Sept 24 through Sun, Oct 30
- Green Line (Union Sq - Government Center): Mon, Aug 22 through Sun, Sept 18
Patient and Family Parking Services
The following information describes parking services at the Boston Children’s Hospital Main Campus buildings on Longwood Avenue in Boston. Read more about travel or parking information for any of our satellite locations.
The Boston Children’s Patient Family Garage is located directly across the street from our main entrance at 300 Longwood Ave. The garage is on the corner of Longwood Avenue and Blackfan Street with the entrance located on Blackfan Street (across from Bertucci’s Restaurant). The closest address for the garage entrance is 31 Blackfan Street.
The garage is open 24 hours a day with reduced-rate validated parking available for patients and parents. The validated rate for the Patient Family Garage is $10 for up to 24 hours (or one exit).
Parking tickets can be validated at the following Boston Children's locations:
- Main Lobby Reception Desk: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Emergency Services: open 24 hours a day, seven days a week (Parking validation for emergency patients only)
- A limited number of clinics have validators located in their reception areas. Please ask about parking validation when you check in for your appointment.
Valet parking is available 24 hours a day at the main entrance of the hospital (300 Longwood Ave.). Normal garage rates apply and there is an additional $5 charge for valet services. Vehicles with handicap placards are waived the additional $5 charge for valet, but normal garage rates still apply.
Reduced rate validation is available for patients and parents using valet services with a maximum charge of $15 for up to 24 hours. Validation for valet parking is available only at the Main Lobby Reception Desk and in the Emergency Services Department.
Family Parking Programs
Keep your paid parking receipt and you can use it as a voucher for free same-day parking if you enter and exit the Patient Family Garage again before midnight. Just present your original paid receipt to the parking cashier when you’re ready to leave again, and there will be no additional charge for your second visit up until midnight on the same day. Some restrictions apply.
Long-term visitors with a minimum one week stay can enroll in the Family Extended Stay Parking program and be issued a parking pass to enter and exit the garage without needed to visit the cashier station. Week-long cards can be purchased for a discounted rate of $60 each (seven days for the price of six), and you are free to come and go as many times as you wish during that period. Additional consecutive days can be added for $10 per day. Some restrictions apply. Please visit the Boston Children’s Parking Office with your vehicle information and parent ID to enroll in the Family Extended Stay Parking program.
Keeping in mind that patient validation is available only at the Patient Family Garage located on the corner of Longwood Avenue and Blackfan Street, non-patient visitors interested in other parking options might consider either the 375 Longwood Ave. garage (three blocks from the hospital) or the 333 Longwood Ave. garage (located less than a block away).
Listed below are sample rates for these two garages. Please keep in mind that all rates are subject to change:
375 Longwood Ave. garage
- $11 for up to four hours
- $23 for up to six hours
- $29 for up to 24 hours
333 Longwood Ave. garage
- $16 for up to four hours
- $32 for up to six hours
- $35 for up to 24 hours
Contact the Parking Office
If you need additional information about visitor parking services, please contact the Boston Children’s Parking Office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 617-355-6251 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.
Directions to Boston Children's Hospital's main campus
The main campus of Boston Children's Hospital is located at:
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Print Directions and Map
For information about our Community of Care locations, see Boston Children’s Hospital locations.
The main campus of Boston Children's Hospital is easily accessible by public transportation.
- Take the Green Line "D" train to the Longwood stop. Walk across the Riverway and follow Longwood Avenue four blocks to the hospital, which will be on your right.
- Take the Green Line "E" train to the Longwood Medical Area stop. Walk down Longwood Avenue two blocks to the hospital, which will be on your left.
As an alternative to driving into Boston, the commuter rail is accessible from numerous cities and towns surrounding the city as far away as Newburyport and Worcester, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island.
THE RIDE provides transportation for people who have a physical or mental disability that prevents them from using public transportation. THE RIDE is operated in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and is a shared-ride service, which means you will be traveling with other people. Lift-equipped vans are used to serve persons with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs and scooters. Call 617-222-3200.
Logan International Airport in Boston is the closest airport to Boston Children's Hospital, approximately seven miles from the hospital. You can get to the hospital from the airport via public transportation. Allow 15 to 60 minutes travel time depending on time of day and traffic. Please note: There is not a hospital-designated shuttle.
Miracle Flights for Kids is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping very sick children overcome financial obstacles that prevent them from getting access to the correct medical care and treatment.
Miracle Flights for Kids
Toll Free: 800-FLY-1711
Angel Flight is a non-profit organization that provides free airplane transportation to hospitals for patients and families whose financial resources prohibit them from traveling by other means to get necessary diagnostic services or treatments.
Angel Flight NE
Lawrence Municipal Airport
492 Sutton Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Angel Flight East
1501 Narcissa Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Patient Airlift Services (PALS) is a nonprofit organization that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially throughout the greater Northeast region, from Virginia to Maine, Ohio to Massachusetts.
Patient Airlift Services (PALS)
7110 Republic Airport, 2nd Floor
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 888-818-1231 or 631-694-PALS (7257)
Many car rental agencies, taxi and town car services, Logan International Airport shuttles, and limousines serve the Greater Boston area for a variety of prices. For additional assistance, call 617-355-6000.
Alamo Rent-a-Car: 1-800-327-9633 (toll-free) or 617-561-4100 (Logan Airport office)
Avis Rent-a-Car: 1-800-831-2847 (toll-free) or 617-561-3500 (Logan Airport office)
Budget Car Rental: 1-800-527-0700 (toll-free) or 617-568-5202 (Logan Airport office)
Dollar Rent-a-Car: 1-800-800-4000 (toll-free) or 617-634-0006 (Logan Airport office)
Enterprise Rent-a-Car: 1-800-736-8222 (toll-free or 617-561-4488 (Logan Airport office)
Hertz: 1-800-704-4473 (toll-free) or 617-569-7272 (Logan Airport office)
National Car Rental: 1-800-227-7368
Thrifty Car Rental: 1-800-847-4389 (toll-free) or 781-289-0002 (Logan Airport office)
These are the authorized cab associations in Boston, according to the Boston Police Department.
- Top Cap: 617-266-4800
- Boston Cab Association: 617-536-3200
- Independent Taxi Operators Association: 617-825-4000
- City Cab Association: 617-536-5100
- Metro Cab Association: 617-782-5500
- Tunnel Taxi: 617-567-2700
- 617TaxiCab Inc.: 617-TAXI-CAB (617-829-4222)
Walking escorts are available 24 hours a day to patients and families. If you would like an escort, please dial 617-355-6121. Please allow a 15-minute response time. A security officer will meet you at your location.
Escort service is limited to the following areas:
- Boston Children's Parking Garage
- 333 Longwood Parking
- 375 Longwood Parking
- Boston Children's Inn
- Along Longwood Avenue, from Brookline Avenue to Avenue Louis Pasteur
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Emmanuel College lot
- Green Line "E" Train — Longwood Medical Area stop
- Green Line "D" Train — Longwood stop