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Transportation from airports and in the local area

Getting to UMass Dartmouth from nearby airports

There are several ways to get to UMass Dartmouth from the surrounding airports (Logan Airport  in Boston, MA, and TF Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island--The airport is designated as PVD for Providence, but it's really in the nearby suburb of Warwick!) Here is some information to help you decide how to get here!

A bus. Peter Pan Bus

For scheduled times and prices, visit: www.peterpanbus.com (You will be prompted to put in destination and departure locations)

You can get to UMass Dartmouth in two different ways with Peter Pan Buses:

  • To New Bedford

When prompted for origin and destination at the above link, enter either "Boston Logan Airport MA" or "TF Green AIRP RI" (depending on which airport you are coming from) for origin and "New Bedford MA" for destination. When arriving in New Bedford, you can take a local bus to the University.

  • To Fall River

When prompted for origin and destination at the above link, enter either "Boston Logan Airport MA" or "TF Green AIRP RI" (depending on which airport you are coming from) for origin and "Fall River MA" for destination. From the Fall River bus station you can take the SRTA bus line #9 to the University.

An airport shuttle. Airport Shuttle

There are plenty of companies in and near New Bedford that provide airport transportation service. The shuttles will pick you up at Logan International Airport and drop you off at your destination. SOUTHCOAST AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION (508-985-1997) provides this service for $95. Learn more about the airport shuttle service.

Getting around campus and the local area

  • Corsair shuttle

A free on-campus Corsair Shuttle service helps you travel throughout campus and the immediate local area.  Learn more at Campus Transportation

  • Renting a car

Zipcar - car sharing service, with cars available right on campus

Hertz

  • No annual fee
  • Self-service access to cars 24/7
  • Low Hourly and daily rates, not include gas and insurance
  • Reserve online or using your mobile device – in seconds
  • Good for the environment

Contact Information
Tel: (508) 993-3864, (800) 654-3131; (508) 993-4863 (Fax)
Address: 125 Faunce Corner Rd Ste A North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Website: www.hertz.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • No annual fee
  • Self-service access to cars 24/7
  • Low Hourly and daily rates, not include gas and insurance
  • Reserve online or using your mobile device – in seconds
  • Good for the environment

Contact Information
Tel:  (508) 999-9400
Address: 323 State Rd Dartmouth, MA 02760‎
Website: enterprise.com 

A cab. Taxi Cab - recommended for local use only

Taxis are not recommended for traveling from an airport to UMass Dartmouth--they can be very costly. Take public transportation instead!

 

Yellow Cab Taxi

If you arrive in Fall River after the bus lines stop running, you may need to take a taxi to your lodging. Yellow Cab is one taxi service based in Fall River, and their number is 508-674-4633. On average, the cost is $25 USD for a ride from the Fall River bus terminal to UMass Dartmouth. There may be other taxi services posted in or around the bus terminal. It is customary to give a gratuity or "tip";that is, a small amount of extra money in addition to the fare.

Blue Bird Taxi

Blue Bird Taxi is a service based in New Bedford. They currently offer a flat rate of $12 USD for UMass Dartmouth students, for any pick up point in the City of New Bedford to the campus, or the campus to any point in the City of New Bedford, but with no stops in between. Their phone number is 508-999-1124. It is customary to give a gratuity or "tip"; that is, a small amount of extra money in addition to the fare.

 

Updated 7/29/2013 

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