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Student Transportation

We encourage ALL current students to plan their travel well and make their needs known in advance of any travel period.

  1. Fall Orientation and return to campus
  2. Thanksgiving
  3. Christmas Break
  4. January term return to campus
  5. Spring Break
  6. Commencement/end of classes (May)

Current students get from campus to the local area, to Boston, and beyond in one of these ways:

MAIN TRAVEL HUBS–Boston, Massachusetts–Wenham, Massachusetts

  1. AIR
    1. Boston's Logan International Airport
    2. Manchester-Boston, NH Regional Airport
    3. Beverly Airport, Beverly, MA
  2. RAIL
    1. AMTRAK Boston South Station | Boston North Station (MBTA Commuter Rail) | Downeaster (Mass/NH/Maine)
    2. MBTA Commuter Rail
      1. Closest stop is Boston: North Station > Newburyport line > Hamilton/Wenham
      2. Recommended stop for catching onDemand Highland Express shuttle is North Station > Beverly Depot
    3. MBTA "T" Subway system– Getting around in Boston
      1. Ex: Airport (Blue line) can connect you to North Station (Green line), for a Commuter Rail to Beverly or Hamilton/Wenham
  3. BUS
    1. Most regional bus services (like Greyhound or Concord Coach Lines) use Boston as a hub.
      • Ride to Boston, take a subway to North Station, take the MBTA Commuter Rail to Hamilton
      • Some may pickup/drop more locally like Peabody. Check provider websites for the closest spots near the College.

Gordon College travel notes

Local area onDemand shuttle
Gordon College is excited to run our transportation system, the Highland Express. In order to personalize it to fulfill students' wants and needs, we ask that students email us at Highlandx@gordon.edu with any suggestions or ideas for improvement. View the shuttle schedule here.

The Highland Express Features

  • Free with Gordon College ID (show ID)
  • onDemand service - use your smartphone or call the Gordon operator for a ride during operating hours

Personal vehicles
Gordon College permits students to register personal vehicles on campus. Parking areas are designated for student parking, day-only parking, and overnight/long-term parking. Many Gordon College students share rides with roommates and friends and, during college break periods, with other Gordon students (rideshares are posted internally in daily Student News listings accessible to students).

Special Circumstances

If any current student is not able to arrange their own ride or to make use of these listed local transport resources, cannot afford the costs, or encounters a travel emergency, they should contact their Resident Director or contact the Center for Student Development at 978.867.4263.

Students with disabilities: if your needs require special accommodation, please contact the Center for Student Development at 978.867.4263.

If it is a real personal EMERGENCY, students can contact Gordon Police 24 hours a day at: 978.867.4444 (business line) or 978.867.3333 (EMERGENCY line). 

Other transportation

Other private agency transportation options are listed below.

Gordon College does not make any representation or association by posting these services or connections. We do not benefit from student use of these services. Your travel plans and safety, and your contact with service staff, is at your own risk. Please exercise good judgment in doing personal business wherever you go in life. We always recommend travelling with a buddy, and letting someone know your travel plans and when you expect to return to campus.

This is a list of some local private transport services offered in the area. Consider making your plans with the option to organize rides with other students in order to keep your costs at a minimum. Some of the ones listed provide the lowest local price (mention Gordon College), will accept payment from a distance (credit card in advance), and will allow students to share rides with other students (buddy-up). There are a few local taxi services listed in and around the town of Beverly.

LOCAL AIRPORT SERVICES–Getting to and from Boston's Logan International Airport

  • Boston North Limousines Airport Service 978.535.7972, $78 (includes gratuity), can be shared (identify in reservation).
  • Adventure Limousine, 978.774.2112, $70 (plus gratuity $15), can be shared (please identify).
  • Fox Run Limousine 978.535.5189 $85 (includes gratuity), can be shared (identify).
  • Michael's Limousine Co. Inc., 978.532.8488, $88.00 (includes gratuity), can be shared (identify).
  • Peabody Shuttle (operates on a schedule–$12/1 way or $22/round trip), located in Peabody off Route 1/park+ride.
  • Kalim Limo Service 1.866.573.1927 $85 for up to 6 students (call for details).