Most major airlines fly into Logan Airport in Boston, MA, the airport most convenient to Barre. While Bradley International in Hartford, CT is just a 1 1/2 hours by car from Barre, there is no reasonably priced, efficient public transportation or limo service to take you from Bradley to Barre. From Boston’s Logan Airport, however, Worcester Limo and Knight’s Limo will take you from your terminal directly to BCBS’s doorstep. Unless you wish to rent a car, we recommend you fly in and out of Boston rather than though Hartford.
Can you offer a ride to or from BCBS? Do you need a ride to or from BCBS? Do you want to coordinate van sharing arrangements with a limousine service? All ride sharing is now managed through the Insight Meditation Society/BCBS Ride Board, which is available to anyone confirmed for a BCBS course. Information about accessing the Ride Board will be included in your course confirmation materials.
…from Logan Airport in Boston directly to the Center is available through two limo services:
There are no direct public transportation services to Barre. The nearest bus and train depots are in Worcester, MA, about a half-hour south east of Barre.
Peter Pan Bus/Greyhound: (800) 343-9999
Amtrak Train: (800) 872-7245
Worcester Yellow Cab (508-754-3211) provides 24-hour taxi service from Worcester to BCBS for $50. (This flat fee is current as of February 2013 and is subject to change.)
The Study Center is located 1.8 miles north of Barre’s town common and 1/2 mile south of Insight Meditation Society in central Massachusetts, about 50 minutes by car from Worcester, 2 hours from Boston, and 4 1/2 hours from New York City.
From Barre’s town common (see map below): Take Rt. 122/32 north through the center of Barre and the town common until you reach a junction with Jenkins Inn on your left. At this point 122/32 takes a sharp left at a sign saying “Petersham/Athol” Do not take this left! Go straight (north) on Pleasant St. for 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Lockwood Road, Go to the end of the road and turn left into the Visitor parking lot.
From Worcester: Take Route 122 north (approximately 22 miles) to Barre’s town common (see above).
From Boston, Northern route: Take Route 2 west to Gardner (exit 22). At traffic circle, take Route 68 south (approximately 9 miles) to Route 62. Then take Route 62 west (approximately 7 miles) to Barreâ€™s town common (see above).
From Boston, Southern route: Take I-90 (Mass Pike) west to Auburn (exit 10). Take Route 12 south, then Route 20 west, then Route 56 north. Turn off at Route 122 north (left) to Barreâ€™s town common (see above).
From New York/Western Massachusetts: Take I-91 to I-90 (Mass Pike) east (west if coming up I-84) to Palmer (exit 8). Take Route 32 north (approximately 25 miles) to Barre’s town common (see above).
From Vermont and North Western Massachusetts: Take Route 2 east to Route 122 south or Route 32 south. Go southeast to Barre’s town common (see local map, below).
From Rhode Island and southeastern Mass: Take the Mass Pike westbound to Exit 10 at Auburn, then Rt. 20 West to Rt. 56 North to Paxton, then Rt. 122 North to Barreâ€™s town common (see above).
From Connecticut approach on Rt. 84 to Sturbridge, then Rt. 20 west to Rt. 148 through North Brookfield. From North Brookfield take Rt. 67 to Rt. 32 to Barre’s town common (see above).
From Bradley Airport in Hartford take Rt. 20 from airport to Rt. 91 North. In Springfield take Rt. 291 east/north to Mass. Pike. Continue east to Palmer (exit 8) and take Rt. 32 north to Barre’s town common (see above).
Routes to Barre town square & to BCBS, IMS