Travel and Accommodations

Flights

Attendees are assured an outstanding event in Boston beginning with the ease of travel. The city’s geographical location makes it an ideal and easy gateway for both national and international access. Logan International Airport (BOS) provides direct, non-stop air service to 77 U.S. destinations and 56 international destinations allowing direct connections to Europe and Asia, and is located a quick 20 minutes from Boston University.

Train

Amtrak Rail offers two municipal stations with service running from Washington DC through Philadelphia and New York City along with additional train service from Boston to Maine via a third conveniently located, urban station.

Parking

If you're driving to the conference, know that parking can be a bear in Boston and Cambridge, though much better in June when the students clear out. There are many street parking spaces along Commonwealth Avenue and its side streets and on-street parking is free on Sundays.  

If no street parking space is available, we suggest using a parking app such as ParkBoston or SpotHero

Visa

Apply early for your travel visa, if needed: the U.S. State Department advises that an application for a temporary visa to enter the United States requires a longer processing time than in past years. The decision to grant visas belongs solely to the embassy or consulate. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html

Contact info@fndsociety.org to request any of the following documents:

  • Invitation letter for U.S. visa
  • Meeting attendance certificate (post-meeting)
  • Copy of registration receipt

Accommodations

Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Call (617) 933-5000 | Reservations (866) 784-4000
Online Reservation

Rooms starting at $299/night
*Rooms and rate available until May 29 or until room block is full

A special room rate* is available for attendees at the premier luxury Hotel Commonwealth just a short 15-minute walk or 5-minute train ride from the meeting location and steps from historic Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. The FNDS discounted room rate code: 415220608FNDS


10 Buick Street – Campus Housing

10 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215
Online Reservation coming soon

10 Buick Street is an apartment-style, air-conditioned residence hall. Each apartment consists of four single-occupancy bedrooms, kitchen, common room, and two bathrooms. Kitchens are not stocked with utensils or other kitchenware.

 

 

Tour Buick Street
Buick Bedroom 360o
Buick Livingroom 360o
Sample Buick Floor Plan ("A" & "B" share a bathroom and "C" & "D" share a bathroom)

The per-person, per-night rate is $94 USD (single-occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom). This rate includes a twin-sized bed and bath linen and amenities.  You can request an apartment with others you know or have BU assign you to an apartment with other (same-sex) attendees.

$165 USD per-person, per-night for private bedroom (twin-sized bed) and bath (but sharing the apartment with one other).  See floor plan below: "A" will get the bathroom and "B" will be locked down and "D" will get the bathroom and "C" will be locked down.  You will share the living room and kitchenette. 

Full payment processed at the time the reservation is placed. Reservations must be be cancelled at least 30 days before the arrival date for a full refund. Reservations cancelled within 30 days of arrival will not be refunded.


Getting Around

Train, walk, Uber, Lyft, BlueBike, or Lime electric scooter


Hotel Commonwealth to George Sherman Union

Walk: .8 miles, 16 minutes 

Train:

  1. Start at Kenmore Station (outside Hotel Commonwealth)
  2. Take the Green Line B Westbound towards Boston College
  3. Get off at third stop "Boston University Central"
  4. 11 minutes

George Sherman Union to 10 Buick Street

Walk: .5 mile; 10 minutes

Train: 

  1. Take the Green Line B Westbound towards Boston College
  2. Get off at second stop "Saint Paul Street"
  3. 3 minutes

Logan Airport to Boston University

Taxi: Fares from Logan Airport to BU cost $30–$40 depending on traffic; approximately 30 minutes.

Train:

  1. The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), called the T, is color-coded by line: RedBlueOrange, and Green. The Green Line “B” train passes right through the Boston University Charles River campus, continuing from Kenmore Square along Commonwealth Avenue on the street level.
  2. From Logan Airport, take the Silver Line SL1 shuttle from your terminal to the Red Line at South Station.
  3. Take an inbound Red Line train from the South Station subway station two stops to Park Street station.
  4. Change to the Green Line outbound platform and take a Boston College (B) train. Get off at the Boston University Central stop.
  5. Cross Commonwealth Avenue and walk west (in the direction your train was headed). The George Sherman Union (GSU) is on your right at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.
  6. Time: approximately 1 hour

Logan Airport to Campus Housing at 10 Buick Street

Taxi: Fares from Airport to 10 Buick Street, Boston run from $30–$40 depending on traffic time; approximately 30 minutes.

Uber/Lyft: Fares from Airport to 10 Buick Street, Boston run from $25–$30 depending on traffic; approximately 30 minutes.

Train: 

  1. Take a shuttle bus (S1) from the terminal you arrived at South Station (15 minutes).
  2. Take an inbound Red Line train from the South Station subway station two stops to Park Street station.
  3. Change to the Green Line outbound platform and take a Boston College (B) train. Get off at the St. Paul Street stop.
  4. After walk 3 minutes you are at 10 Buick Street in Boston.
  5. Time: approximately 45 minutes.

Logan Airport to Hotel Commonwealth

Taxi: Fares from Airport to Hotel Commonwealth run from $30–$50 depending on traffic; approximately 30 minutes.

Uber/Lyft: Fares from Airport to Hotel Commonwealth run from $25–$30 depending on traffic; approximately 30 minutes.

Train: 

  1. Take a shuttle from the terminal you arrived at Airport Subway Station which is at the Blue Line.
  2. Take an inbound Blue Line train from the Airport subway station four stops to Government Center station.
  3. Change to the Green Line outbound platform and take a Boston College (B) train, or (C) train, or (D) train. All of these trains go to the stop you get off at the Kenmore Square stop.
  4. Time: approximately 45 minutes.

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