Daytime Van Service

Daytime Van Service

Daytime Van Service

Designed for persons who, because of physical impairment or medical condition, find it difficult or impossible to use the regular fully accessible shuttle bus.

This service operates year round, except for designated holidays, throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses and is available to faculty, staff and students.

All faculty, visiting appointments, staff, alumni, and guests of Harvard wishing to request use of the van service must first receive approval from the University Disability Resources at

If you receive approval, rides are by appointment only. The service operates from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM Monday through Friday, and 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with reduced hours during the summer months and recess periods.  Please call 617-495-0400 for more information or to schedule a ride.

Please note that the Harvard Daytime Van Service is intended for university business. 

Iinformation regarding the MBTA’s accessibility services and the paratransit program, The Ride, can be found at MBTA Public Transportation & Accessibility.

All matriculated students wishing to use the van service must be approved by their local student disability coordinator listed here.

Disability Coordinators

Disability Coordinators work with the Harvard community to evaluate and address health related concerns.  A variety of factors are taken into consideration when evaluation accommodation for faculty, staff, and students.  For more information please visit: University Disability Services website.

For Questions and Ride Scheduling

    Scheduling Rides

    Many of our riders use our service extensively for short or long durations. For your convenience we can setup several trips at a time and under certain circumstances can create permanent trip schedules for the same time every week.  To schedule a ride please call 617-495-0400 or email us at