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Clark University and Worcester: the Heart of New England

Clark University’s 50-acre, tree-filled campus is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, known as “the Heart of New England.” Our location in the center of the state makes us easily accessible from just about any point in New England, including Boston (one hour), Providence (45 minutes), and Portland, Maine (two hours). We’re also an easy 3-1/2-hour drive from New York City.

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An Ideal Place to Build Connections

Our students benefit from Worcester’s proximity to Boston, Providence, even New York — and the abundant opportunities for entertainment, internships, and careers within our home city and beyond.

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Traveling to Clark ...

You have two main options for traveling via air:

  • Boston Logan International Airport, then take a train or bus from Boston to Union Station, Worcester, and a taxi/ride-hailing service from there to Clark.
  • Worcester Regional Airport: JetBlue, American, and Delta fly to several U.S. destinations. Take a taxi/ride-hailing service from the airport to Clark, about four miles.

Other airports include Providence, R.I.Manchester, N.H., and Hartford, Conn., but getting to Clark from these locations is often more complicated than from the Boston or Worcester airports.

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 or ride-hailing service to get to Clark.

Getting to Clark from Boston: The direct but slightly more costly route

Use a shared van/limousine service like  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 or ride-hailing service (information below). For train schedules and fares contact:

Amtrak 1-800-872-7245
MBTA Commuter Rail 1-800-392-6100

Worcester’s Union Station is serviced by Greyhound and Peter Pan. The best way to get to Clark from Union Station is by taxi (information below). For bus schedules and fares from Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. contact:

Greyhound 1-800-229-9424
Peter Pan 1-800-343-9999

A taxi or ride-hailing service 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: 1-508-754-3211
Red Cab: 1-508-792-9999
Uber
Lyft