Parking Information

Tufts Shared Services, Inc. (TSS)
Parking and Transportation Department
274 Tremont Street Garage, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-5580
Monday – Thursday from 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Fridays from 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Parking For Visitors

Parking in Boston can be tricky. Parking around TUSM is forbidden or limited by one-hour meters, and meter maids are very conscientious. There is no legal parking in one spot for longer than two hours anywhere in Boston. Unpaid tickets are listed in computer files, and cars with Massachusetts or out-of-state registration have been towed or rendered immobile with the “Denver Boot.” We suggest visitors park in the Tufts Medical Center Parking Garage at 274 Tremont Street, next to the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre.

Parking for Tufts University Students

Parking decals are required to use the TSS parking facilities. They are available at no charge to students upon presentation of a Tufts student I.D. and car registration to the Parking Office located on the first floor of the 274 Tremont Street Parking Garage.

Please Note: Students are issued only one decal per school year. Lost decals will not be replaced.

Weekdays: Student parking is available on Monday through Friday in the Herald Street Parking Garage from 5:00 a.m – 2:00 a.m. and the Traveler Street Parking Lot from 6:00 a.m – 1:00 a.m. Payable by coupon only upon vehicle entry.

Weekend: Student parking is available in the 274 Tremont Street Garage from Friday at 10:00 p.m. – Monday at 9:00 a.m. Payable by coupon per every 24 hours. Students must leave the garage by Monday at 9:00 a.m. or will be penalized a $34.00 fee per day.

Rate: One coupon (worth $5.25) per vehicle entry on weekdays and one coupon (worth $5.25) per every 24 hours on weekends. Cash will not be accepted.

Coupons: Coupons booklets are available for purchase in the Parking Office located at 274 Tremont Street. Individual coupons are not available to purchase. Each coupon booklet contain five coupons; a booklet of five coupons cost $26.50 ($5.25 per vehicle entry). The maximum amount of booklets that can be bought at one time is five (totaling 25 coupons). A maximum of five booklets can be made every 30 calendar days. The parking coupons never expire. The parking offices accepts cash, in-state check and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and AMEX). Booklets are not sold at actual daily parking facilities.

Shuttle Service: Free shuttle service to the main entrance of the Tufts Medical Center is available at the Herald Street Garage (runs Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.) and at the Travelers Street Lot (runs Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.). The locations are always staffed during operational hours.

Parking Regulations for Tufts University Students

  • Parking is permitted only with a currently valid TTS parking sticker and parking coupon.
  • Vehicle registration to prove ownership and Tufts identification card must both be presented to the Parking Office in order to obtain a sticker for one car per school year.
  • No in and out parking is allowed on the same parking ticket. If you do have occasion to leave the garage, a new ticket must be used on re-entry.
  • Parking stickers are not transferable. Anyone who uses a lost, stolen or fraudulent sticker will be subject to loss of parking privileges.
  • Questions regarding parking should be directed to the Parking Office at (617) 636-5580.


Motorcycles may be left in the 274 Tremont Street Parking Garage for $8.00 per day. Students can also register their motorcycles and park at the Traveler Street Lot under the same rules as a car. Students must have their registration information and student ID to get a parking decal. Motorcycle owners should obtain a new decal each September from the parking office and place it on the motorcycle. Motorcycles registered out-of-state must file with the campus Police. Out-of-state owners need not register before obtaining cards.


Bicycles must be registered with the Boston Campus Police Office located in the lobby of the Biomedical Research and Public Health Building (M&V Wing) at 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111. After completing the registration form, the serial number is entered into a database and can be used in the event the bike is stolen and an insurance company requests the information. Students pay a $3.00 deposit for a key for the bicycle room, which is refunded when the key is returned. Please note there is no long term storage available for the bicycles.