There are several options to commute to rest of the campus from Tang Hall.


Tang Hall is located on the west side of the campus, where as most of the offices and lab spaces are located on the east side of the campus. The walk from Tang Hall to the Infinite Corridor takes 10 to 15 minutes. You can take Vassar street, Amherst Alley, or the scenic path along river Charles.

MIT Tech Shuttle

The Tech Shuttle operates Monday through Friday, from 6:15 AM to 11:00 PM. It does not operate on weekends and MIT holidays. To get live updates, visit or download the MIT mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Groceries Shuttle and On-Demand Shuttle

There are also special grocery shuttle routes and after-hours “on-demand” service.  See for up-to-date information on shuttles.

Blue Bikes

Blue Bike is the public bike sharing system in Boston. MIT students can get a discounted membership using the instructions given in this website (you have to login with Touchstone). The nearest Blue Bike dock to Tang Hall is located on Vassar Street.

Personal bikes

Cambridge’s nice bike lanes make it very convenient to bike if you own a personal bike.

  • Used bicycles in good working order may be more cost-effective than new bicycles since the weather and road salt are harsh on bicycle components and used bicycles are less likely to be stolen. If you are looking to buy a used bike, Facebook marketplace, MIT’s reuse mailing lists, and MIT’s annual bike auctions are some good resources to get started.
  • Bicycle owners are encouraged to invest in a u-lock and register their bicycle with MIT.  Find additional tips and rules for having a bicycle at MIT here.
  • You can also borrow bike pumps from Tang Hall front desk, please make sure you return them in a timely manner after your use.
  • There are multiple fix-it stations spread across the campus, nearest one being at Westgate (the building next to Tang Hall). For a list of fix-it stations and more details on biking in MIT, visit the facilities website.

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