Parking at MIT

Parking During the School Term and During the Day

Due to the scarcity of parking on our urban campus, we strongly encourage parents to drop off their students in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day. For large programs like Splash and Spark, we will often open up larger parking lots, which will be posted to that program's information page.

Parking During the Summer

For students who plan to commute to the MIT campus regularly during the summer, the following parking options are more economical:

Several MIT lots are permit-free after 5pm:
Electronic Map for Parking without a Permit after 5pm

  • Hayward Lot
  • N10 Lot
  • Windsor Lot
  • Tang Center Lot (E51)

Parking Permit
MIT also allows frequent visitors to purchase a parking permit for $125 for the entire summer which allows you to park in West Lot all summer.
Electronic Map of West Lots
You can purchase this permit at the Parking Office, room 022 on the Basement floor of the Stratton Student Center.
Permit Information Website

Paid Parking

MIT Visitor Parking (MAY BE FULL)
139 Massachusetts Avenue
Electronic Map
$7/day, $2/hour, free after 5pm

4 Cambridge Center
(Entrance on Ames St. or Broadway)
1 hour: $8 1-3 hours: $15 3-24 hours: $22

5 Cambridge Center, East Garage (Ames St./Broadway)
7 Cambridge Center, West Garage (Ames St./Galileo Way)
10 Cambridge Center, North Garage (Binney St. off Broadway)
1 hour: $8 1-3 hours: $16 3-24 hours: $22

55 Franklin St. Garage, University Park
30 minutes or less: $4, 1 hour: $7 2 hours: $10 3 hours: $13 4 hours: $16 4-12 hours: $19 12-24 hours: $21

More Information

Last modified on Nov. 17, 2009 at 05:09 p.m.