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Welcome!

Woods Hole is located approximately 75 miles from Logan Airport in Boston as well as T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. Links are provided below for bus schedules from each of these airports to Woods Hole.

If you choose to drive, please see the driving directions below. Individuals will be expected to make their own arrangements for transportation from the airport to Woods Hole.

Recommendations

If you plan to travel from the airport via rental car:
We recommend flying to Providence if possible, rather than Boston as it is an easier drive (less traffic and road construction).

If you plan to travel from the airport via bus:
We do not recommend taking the bus from Providence as it makes several stops before coming to Woods Hole and does not run as frequently as the buses from Boston.


Driving directions from Boston

Take Route 93/95 south to Route 24. Take Route 24 South to I-495. Take I-495 South to the Bourne Bridge. Cross the bridge, go approximately halfway around the rotary, following the signs for Falmouth and Route 28 (see remainder of directions below)

OR

Take Route 3 south; follow signs for Cape Cod. Cross the Sagamore Bridge, take the first exit off Route 6, and follow signs for Falmouth and Route 28. Travel south along the Cape Cod Canal until you reach the rotary at the base of the Bourne Bridge. Three quarters of the way around the rotary, bear right and continue south on Route 28.

At the second rotary on Route 28, travel halfway around, bearing right to continue south to the town of Falmouth. Bear right at the Gulf station onto Woods Hole Road. Travel four miles to the village of Woods Hole. Follow the main road (Water Street) through Woods Hole until you reach MBL Street, on your right. Take a right and follow this street to the end and take a left onto North Street. The Swope Center is located right at this intersection, but parking is available further down where North Street turns into Bar Neck Road (see maps below). Parking passes will be provided at registration.



Driving directions from Providence

Take Route 195 east, then Route 25 east; follow signs for Cape Cod. Cross the Bourne Bridge, travel halfway around the rotary on the Cape side of the bridge, and follow signs to Route 28, Falmouth, and Woods Hole. Continue south on Route 28, as directed below.

At the second rotary on Route 28, travel halfway around, bearing right to continue south to the town of Falmouth. Bear right at the Gulf station onto Woods Hole Road. Travel four miles to the village of Woods Hole. Follow the main road (Water Street) through Woods Hole until you reach MBL Street, on your right. Take a right and follow this street to the end and take a left onto North Street. The Swope Center is located right at this intersection, but parking is available further down where North Street turns into Bar Neck Road (see maps).  Parking passes will be provided at registration.


Transportation by bus

Again, if you plan to travel by bus we recommend you do so from Boston rather than Providence as it is more convenient.

Here is a link to Peter Pan Bus Lines, which provides service to Woods Hole from both Boston and Providence.

Walking directions from the bus station: Go to the end of Luscombe Ave. (a short street immediately across from the ferry terminal, with a coffee shop on the lefthand side), take a left onto Water Street. Follow Water Street (the main road) through Woods Hole until you reach MBL Street, on your right. Take a right and follow this street to the end. The Swope Center is located at the intersection of MBL and North Streets.

Parking Information

Follow the directions above, but continue down North Street, go through the intersection (a very short drive), and cross onto Bar Neck Road. On the right, you will see a parking lot for the MBL. You may wish to temporarily park your car near the Swope building, bring in your luggage, and then proceed to the parking lot. Parking passes will be provided at registration.

Maps

To Woods Hole

To Swope Building

MBL Campus



 

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Last updated October 1, 2007
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