There are many eco-friendly and cost-saving ways to travel near Wheaton and around the region.

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GATRA – Bus

Show your Wheaton ID and ride for free on the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) bus system. See the route information below.

Route 18 Attleboro-Norton-Taunton

Get picked up in front of the Norton Post Office and travel outbound to the Attleboro Bus Shelter to explore the area where you will find the following:

Or ask to be dropped off at the following Norton businesses along the Route 18 route:

You can also transfer to Route 12: Attleboro/South Attleboro where you can go to Emerald Square Mall and Wal-Mart.

If you have problems or concerns about the GATRA, submit them here.

To get picked up, passengers may wave their hands in order to signal the bus driver to pull over; you can then board a bus in any safe location along the bus route.

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MBTA – Train

Wheaton is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, providing a myriad of opportunities and experiences. The quickest way to travel is by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) train. Click here to learn how to travel by train.

While Boston is the birthplace of American liberty, it is also the birthplace of American mass transportation. The “T”, as it immediately came to be known in 1964, was one of the first combined regional transportation planning and operating agencies to be established in the United States. In terms of daily ridership, the MBTA remains the nation’s 5th largest mass transit system.

The closest stations to Wheaton College are the Mansfield train station and the nearby Attleboro train station, which is accessible from Wheaton’s Gatra bus route. The Mansfield and Attleboro train stations carry the Providence/Stoughton Line which includes stops to Boston (South Station), Back Bay, Ruggles, and Providence.

Have a smart phone?
Download MBTA’s mTicket ap to purchase your train tickets!

Reaching City Life: Boston & Providence

Below is a list of popular destinations. Click on a location to get details on how to get there via public transportation.

Boston

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Providence

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Car, Taxi & Limo Services

For short travel, you can always call for a ride.

There is a wide range of car services in the immediate area and the following are a few of the local options:

  • Really Robins Transportation Services – 508-884-8282
  • Foxfield Taxi – 508-339-2828
  • The Shuttle – 508-441-2199
  • Checker Cab Company – 508-824-5831
  • Great Woods Shuttle – 508-339-8294
  • Bill’s Taxi – 800-437-3844
  • At Your Service Limousines – 508-238-5466

With 24 hour advance notice, the listed companies are willing to take you to Boston’s and Providence’s airports.

Vehicle Rentals

For long road trips or weekend travel, you should consider renting a vehicle.

The minimum age to rent a car is 20 years old and includes an additional Age Differential Charge. Pick up and return services are usually offered. Contact each service provider for policies and prices.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
8 Cottage Street, Mansfield, MA
(508) 339-1760‎

Hertz Local Edition

424 East Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA
(508) 643-0801‎

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
365 East Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA
(508) 643-0002 ‎

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Flying to/from Wheaton

There are two airports near Wheaton and both provide convenient, eco-friendly options to reaching/leaving Wheaton.

When flying is a must, there are two airports to choose from, and each has three convenient options for traveling to and from Wheaton.

T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI
Traveling To Wheaton
  • After arriving at the airport, take the Commuter Rail’s “Providence/Stoughton Line” (inbound) to the Mansfield stop. Take an Uber, Lyft, or taxi to campus.
  • Before arriving, reserve a direct taxi to campus at least 24 hours prior.
Departing From Wheaton
  • Take an Uber, Lyft, or taxi to the Mansfield train station. Ride the Commuter Rail’s “Providence/Stoughton Line” (outbound) to the T.F. Green airport.
  • Reserve a direct taxi ride to the airport at least 24 hours prior.

T.F. Green Airport website

Logan International Airport in Boston, MA
Traveling To Wheaton
  • Upon arriving at the airport, take the Silver Line #1 to South Station. From South Station, take the Commuter Rail’s “Providence/Stoughton Line” (outbound) to the Mansfield stop. Take an Uber, Lyft, or a taxi to campus.
  • Upon arriving at the airport, take the Braintree Logan Express. Take a taxi to campus (call in advance).
  • Prior to arriving, reserve a direct taxi to campus at least 24 hours prior.
Departing From Wheaton
  • Take an Uber, Lyft, or taxi to Mansfield train station. Ride the Commuter Rail’s “Providence/Stoughton Line” (inbound) to South Station. Then board the Silver Line #1 to the airport.
  • Reserve a taxi ride to the Braintree Logan Express.
  • Reserve a direct taxi ride to the airport at least 24 hours prior.

Logan International Airport website

Have an off-campus medical appointment?
Contact the Office of Health & Wellness for detailed information.

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