Directions to 2 Constitution Center
Directions if arriving by:
- Subway/Commuter Rail
- Public Bus #93
- Partners Shuttles
- Local Motion Shuttle
- Inner Harbor Ferry
- View interactive map
Google Map with Directions:
Note: for good directions/GPS, request directions to 2 Constitution Plaza, Charlestown, MA 02129
Arriving by Car
Please note that due to the street numbering used around the Charlestown Navy Yard, Mapquest, Google Maps and other online map services and GPS will lead you astray unless you use as your search term: 2 Constitution Plaza, Charlestown, MA 02129.
From the North via I-93: Take exit 28 "Boston/Sullivan Square/Charlestown" to Maffa Way. Take a slight right onto Rutherford Avenue. Get in the left hand lane and turn left onto Chelsea Street then take the first right onto Warren Street.
From the North via Route 1 South: Follow Route 1S over Tobin Bridge ($3 toll). Take "Charlestown/Somerville" exit. At first light, turn right onto Rutherford Avenue and bear immediately into the left-turn lane. At the light, turn left onto Chelsea Street then take the first right onto Warren Street.
From the South via I-93: Take the Government Center exit, Exit 23. Stay in the right-hand lane. Bear right as you exit the tunnel. At set of lights take a left onto Cross Street. Turn slightly right onto Joe Tecce Way/North Washington Street. Go through two sets of lights. Go over the bridge. North Washington Street turns into Rutherford Street/MA-99. At the end of bridge turn right onto Chelsea Street then take the first right onto Warren Street.
Alternately, drivers wishing to avoid TD Garden (formerly the Fleet Center) event congestion, should stay on I-93 and pass over the Zakim Bridge to Exit 28, "Sullivan Square". At the end of the off ramp, head toward the Schrafft's building into the rotary, turn onto Bunker Hill Street and take it all the way to Chelsea Street. Turn right onto Chelsea Street and take the third left onto Warren Street.
From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to I-93 North. Follow directions for "From the South via I-93," above.
Directions to Parking at 2CC:
If you are going to 2CC as a guest or visitor, there is a parking lot adjacent to it, straight ahead as you turn down Warren Street. However, parking during the day there is very limited. Also there is parking at the Nautica Garage across the street from 2CC.
Take the commuter rail or either the Green or Orange subway line to North Station. Visit the official MBTA website for detailed transit information. If you are commuting by subway/commuter rail you should consider getting one of the real-time apps that track real-time schedules and disruptions.
MBTA Bus #93 (Sullivan Square) From Downtown Crossing or Haymarket. This bus stops at the corner of Warren and Chelsea Streets for convenient access to 2CC. It also stops at 5th and Chelsea Streets for a short two-block walk to the Shouse Building. See the MBTA Schedule.
The Partners Shuttles are free for anyone to use. A shuttle goes between Mass General Hospital and 2CC, with stops at North Station. Take the Gate 1 stop and turn right for 2CC.
Partners Shuttle Schedules
Shuttles run from 5:30 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. on weekdays, less frequently on weekends, and do not run on some holidays. See specifics at the linked page for Partners Shuttle Schedules. On the Shuttle Schedule page, choose Massachusetts General Hospital.
From Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass Gen)
Take any Partners shuttle displaying an "MGH/CNY" placard, which departs Mass Gen from the shuttle stop located between the Jackson Building doors and the Blossom Street loading dock (after 6:00 p.m., it moves to Gray Building doors).
- Monday through Friday: Every 15 minutes 5:30 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.; every half hour 8:00 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.
- Weekends: Every half hour 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
From MGH the shuttle stops at North Station in front of the CVS on its way to the Navy Yard. The Spaulding Express picks up at the same location. Note: Beginning on January 2, 2016, the North Station stop in the direction of MGH will be relocated. The stop currently in front of the TD Garden will need to be moved to the corner of Causeway and Beverly St. near the Hubway cycle depot. The stop is being relocated due to construction in front of the TD Garden.
Walking Directions from MGH/North Station/Charlestown Shuttle Stops to 2CC:
- For OCC and 2CC get off at the first shuttle stop after North Station, at "Gate 1" on Constitution Road. The shuttle driver often announces this as OCC. (The shuttle does not stop here on weekends.) When you leave the shuttle go right along Constitution Road (away from the Navy Yard) 1 block to the red metal gates with a sign for 2CC. Turn left onto the asphalt path and follow it around right to the entrance to 2CC. OCC is across the parking lot from 2CC.
The Partners Shuttle for OCC and 2CC: last shuttle Monday–Friday is 6:45 p.m. There is no weekend shuttle service to 1CC/2CC.
The Partners shuttles are free to all riders.
The Local Motion Shuttle stops at OCC and 2CC. The stops are in front of the respective buildings on Constitution Plaza.
From North Station to OCC and 2CC: The shuttle leaves from Causeway Street across the street from the TD Garden. It has a sign in the window that says OCC, 2CC.
Local Motion Shuttle Schedule
Monday – Fridays
- 6:45 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Leaving from North Station every 20 minutes beginning at 6:45 a.m. Last morning service to depart North Station at 9:45 a.m.
- 3:25 p.m.–6:45 p.m.
Leaving from 1 & 2 Constitution Center (OCC & 2CC) every 20 minutes beginning at 3:25 p.m. with the last shuttle departing 2CC at 6:45 p.m.
There is no weekend Local Motion shuttle service.
The Navy Yard can be reached from Long Wharf, (Aquarium stop on the Blue line) via the Inner Harbor Ferry, Route F4. Long Wharf is within walking distance of South Station (Red line) and State Street (Orange, Blue lines). PDF of F4 Schedule.
The ferry drops passengers off at the end of Baxter Road on Pier 3. Walk up Pier 3 to First Avenue. Turn left onto First Avenue, walk through the active Navy Yard to Constitution Road. The entrance for OCC and 2CC is 1 block up Constitution Road on the left, through red metal gates with a sign for 2CC.
The Inner Harbor ferry operates Monday through Friday, with more limited weekend service.
Cost: Inner Harbor Ferry is $3.25 for adults, one way. Fare for Seniors and people with disabilities (with Charlie Transport Access Pass (TAP) Card) is half fare each way. See details of Reduced Fare programs.
There is a Hubway bike station near Building 2CC, at the corner of Warren Street and Constitution Road, and another one in front of North Station. Bikes can be taken out of one station and brought to another. View a map of other Hubway bike stations in the greater Boston area.
The Charles River Locks and the Charlestown/North Washington Street Bridge make North Station easily accessible to bikers. The newly opened North Bank Pedestrian Bridge provides bikers with a convenient path to Hubway bike stations at the Lechmere MBTA station (Green line and buses), and 1 Kendall Square (convenient for the Red line) in Cambridge. Bicycle racks are located at Building 36, Building 39, and Building 2CC. It is suggested you use U-bar or chain locks instead of cable locks.
Directions from the Shouse Building to OCC and 2CC.
- Continue down First Avenue for 3 blocks – through the entrance to the active Navy Yard, across the Yard, through "Gate 1" and onto Constitution Road.
- Continue on Constitution Road 1 block, and take a left through red metal gates at the sign for 2CC with the Institute's logo and an arrow.
- Follow the asphalt path to the building, around to the right to the 2CC entrance.
- OCC is across the parking lot from 2CC.
The Charles River Locks and the Charlestown/North Washington Street Bridge make North Station easily accessible to Charlestown pedestrians. These provide 15 to 20 minute scenic walks along the harbor front.