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

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

To use the service download the Harvard Daytime Van app.

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. 

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

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 Accessibiliy Services website.

For Questions and Ride Scheduling

    Web Portal

    We are excited to announce that a web portal has been added for the daytime van service. It can be found here:

    it functions exactly like the app and has the same requirements