Information and Directions

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is located in Lexington, Massachusetts, approximately 14 miles northwest of Boston and Logan International Airport.


Public Transportation and Shuttle to Lincoln Laboratory

Lincoln Laboratory is accessible to Boston via the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) public subway/bus system. MBTA schedules, routes, maps, and fare information are available at their website. 

Lincoln Laboratory's Facility Services Department operates a free shuttle service between the MIT campus in Cambridge and the main Laboratory facility. Departures from MIT originate at the MIT Medical Department on the even hours between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and the shuttle departs from the Laboratory on the odd hours between 7:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. The complete schedule is listed below.

Lincoln Laboratory — MIT Campus Shuttle

Shuttle Schedule

Leave Lincoln

Leave Medical Department

Leave MIT Building 39

Leave Lincoln Beaver Works

Arrive Lincoln

7:00 am -- 7:45 am -- 8:25 am
9:00 am 10:00 am 10:10 am 10:15 am 11:00 am
11:00 am 12:00 pm 12:10 pm 12:15 pm 1:00 pm
1:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:10 pm 2:15 pm 3:00 pm
3:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:10 pm 4:15 pm 5:00 pm
5:15 pm 6:00 pm* 6:10 pm 6:15 pm 7:00 pm

Times are approximate.

*Departs/arrives Kendall Square MBTA stop, Main Street

Shuttle arrives at the Forbes Road facility prior to arriving at the main Laboratory facility.

Consult the MIT maps showing Building 39 (Brown Building) and Medical Department (Building E23, 25 Carleton Street) for more specific locations of those shuttle stops.

Main Lincoln Laboratory Facility — Forbes Road Shuttle

Lincoln Laboratory's Facility Services Department operates a shuttle service between the main Laboratory facility and the facility on Forbes Road in Lexington. The shuttle can be picked up at the shuttle kiosk next to the parking garage, across from the entrance to South Lab.

The shuttle to Forbes Road leaves the main facility on the half hour, with the first departure at 7:30 a.m. and arrival at Forbes Road at 7:45 a.m. The shuttle from Forbes Road to the main facility leaves at quarter of and quarter past the hour.

The last shuttle run of the day leaves Forbes Road at 5:45 p.m., arriving at the main Laboratory facility at 6:00 p.m.

Visitor Requirements

  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory security policies and procedures limit the electronic devices that may be brought into Laboratory facilities. 
  • Please email any presentations, reports, or other necessary documents directly to your host. If that is not possible, copy the unclassified documents onto a USB drive or CD. Copy only the files you need for your visit as this media will be scanned for viruses prior to your entry and scanning large quantities of unnecessary files could cause delays. 
  • Please leave electronic devices, backpacks, luggage, and other personal items in your vehicle whenever possible while visiting Lincoln Laboratory since some of these items may be prohibited and there is very limited storage space available.

Local Accommodations

View a list of local area hotels and a map of the route to Lincoln Laboratory from Boston Logan International Airport.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Campus

MIT Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, offers Lincoln Laboratory staff a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.