Clark University is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Our location in the center of the state makes us easily accessible from just about any point in New England, including Boston (1 hour), Providence (45 minutes), and Portland, Maine (2 hours). We’re also an easy 3-hour drive to New York City.
Visitors driving to Clark will find several convenient areas to park while on campus. Parking permits are available from both the Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions offices. All cars parked in Clark University Parking Areas (see Printable Campus Map) must display this permit. Some on-street parking is permitted, but please check street signs carefully for restrictions.
Please pick up a permit at:
The Admissions Center
1 Maywood Street
Admissions visitor parking is available in the Maywood Street Parking Lot. If this is full, please try the Downing Street Parking Garage next to the Kneller Athletic Center; enter and exit on Downing Street only. Spaces may also be available in the outdoor lot on Woodland Street (behind #2 on the Campus Map).
Please pick up a permit at:
The Graduate Admissions Office
138 Woodland St. (#24 on the Campus Map).
Parking is available in the outdoor lots on Woodland Street or Charlotte Street, or on the top level of the parking garage (#39 on the Campus Map), enter and exit on Downing Street only.
Additionally, there is significant on-street parking in the area.
If you are not an Admissions Office visitor, please contact the office or academic department you are planning to visit to find out where you should park and obtain a permit.
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, getting to and from Worcester is a cinch. The city boasts plenty of transportation options — including its own airport and train/bus hub — to keep you moving.
We recommend using Boston Logan International Airport and taking a train or bus from Boston to Union Station, Worcester, and a taxi from there to Clark.
Getting to Clark from Boston: The cheap but indirect route
Take a train or bus to Union Station in downtown Worcester, where you will need to take a taxi to get to Clark.
Getting to Clark from Boston: The direct but slightly more costly route
Use one of the shared van/limousine services, like WLimo (formerly Worcester Airport Limousine Service) or Knights Limousine Service, to pick you up at Boston airport and bring you directly to campus. Many students use this option.
Be sure to make reservations early and allow for travel time. The trip from Boston to Worcester can take more than an hour at peak travel times. This option is cheaper if you travel with a group.
Worcester’s Union Station is approximately three miles from campus. It’s serviced by Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited and Regional Lines, and the MBTA Commuter Rail from Boston. The best way to get to Clark from Union Station is by taxi (information below). For train schedules and fares contact:
A taxi can bring you to Clark from Union Station (Worcester’s bus and train station) for about $7 to $9. Local taxi companies:
Bullet Yellow Cab: 508-754-3211
Red Cab: 508-792-9999