Dean College students can enjoy transportation to local shopping plazas, restaurants, movie theaters and more.
Getting Around Town
Dean students may use the GATRA GO UNITED shuttle service for FREE to visit area retail stores, restaurants and movie theaters! The area covers five towns and includes the Wrentham Outlets and Patriot Place. Students simply download the GATRA GO UNITED App and use it like a ride share service. There is a three-person maximum for each trip. View a map of the area that transportation is offered. The shuttle runs Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Transportation to and from campus
If your student is making use of mass transportation for the break there are a few different ways to get around. There are multiple ways to get to South Station (train and bus terminal) and Logan Airport. Students can download the m-ticket app to get MBTA tickets sent right to their device. A one-way ticket from the Franklin/Dean College MBTA station to South Station is approximately $12. There is a free bus from South Station to Logan Airport.
Students can also make use of a car-sharing service with both Uber and Lyft in the Franklin area. Students should reserve these rides with their phone/ device 24 hours in advance to ensure an on-time pick-up. Estimated rates for rides to TF Green in Providence are around $55, Amtrak in Providence is $45 and Logan International Airport is around $70. Rates can vary based on time of day and season. If your student can find another student to share the ride they can split the fare/ tip on their phones.
Your student can always ask staff members here at Dean to help them examine the best ways to Boston or Providence terminals. We're happy to assist!
Shuttle service to local airports
Knight’s offers shuttle service to Logan Airport in Boston for $73 and to TF Green Airport in Providence for $77. Costs will decrease based upon the number of students sharing the ride (i.e. 2 people- Logan- $46; TF Green- $43.50). The shuttle will pick-up students at the Dean Hall shuttle stop outside of Campus Safety (please use the 55 Emmons St. address when making the reservation). Reservations should be made with at least 24 hours advance notice. Knight’s can also provide rates to other destinations (train station, etc.) by completing the online reservation and requesting a quote from the website listed above.