If you use an online service such as Mapquest, Rand McNally, or
Yahoo! that provides maps and driving directions to the Retreat
Center, please note that we suggest that you use the directions
below to the Retreat Center from Route 3, as we have found that
these are most direct.
not follow Mapquest directions to Retreat Center.
ROUTE 3 SOUTH
Take Exit 14/Rte. 228 Rockland Nantasket
Take a left at the lights off the exit ramp and follow Rte. 228
North for about six miles through the town of Hingham. When you
reach the intersection of Rte. 228 and Rte. 3A, continue to follow
Rte. 228 straight through the lights and then bear left on 228 at
Hull St. (Note: do not turn right at the "Cohasset" sign)
and continue for about 1.4 miles.
Take a right onto Jerusalem Road (The Corner Stop restaurant is
on the corner) and proceed for 1.8 miles. The Retreat Center, a
large gray stucco house with a red-tiled roof, is on the left, #339.
ROUTE 3 NORTH
Take Exit 14/Rte. 228 Rockland Nantasket
Take a right at the lights off the exit ramp and follow Rte. 228
North through the town of Hingham. Follow directions above to the
BOSTON SOUTH STATION AND/OR LOGAN AIRPORT TO COHASSET MBTA STATION:
The MBTA Greenbush Line commuter rail service originates at South
Station, Boston and stops at Cohasset Station (approximately 40
minutes). Adult fare is $5.75 one way. The station is about a 10
minute car ride from the Retreat Center. For train schedules go
to http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=GREENBSH. Note:
The service is temporarily not available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Taxi service from Cohasset MBTA station to the Retreat Center should
be arranged in advance by calling Nantasket Charter (781) 925-2255.
The fare for the 10 minute journey is $15 (gratuity not included).
Please call the Retreat Center well before your retreat to see if
someone will be available to pick you up at the Cohasset station
if you arrive on a weekday.
Silver Line bus rapid transit service (SL1) connects Logan Airport
terminals to South Station. Adult fare is $2.00, and the trip takes
approximately twenty minutes. For Silver Line schedules go to http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/?route=SILVER.
It can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience to arrive on the
South Shore from the Boston area via ferry. Boston Harbor Cruises
runs commuter boats on weekdays only to Hingham, and Harbor Express
runs a service to Quincy seven days a week. Here is information
on ferry services as well as transportation to the Retreat Center
from the ferry terminals.
LOGAN AIRPORT VIA FERRY TO QUINCY:
Harbor Express ferries run regularly from Logan Airport and from
Long Wharf in Boston to Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. For schedules
and boat fares, go to http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/boats/.
For transportation from Quincy to the Retreat Center, ask the boat
crew to call a cab for you and it will be there to meet you at the
dock. The service they use, Yellow Cab in Quincy, will charge a
flat fee of $35 (gratuity not included) to the Retreat Center; be
sure to mention this to the boat crew and to the cab driver to avoid
metered service, which may be more costly.
BOSTON AND/OR LOGAN AIRPORT TO HINGHAM SHIPYARD VIA MBTA COMMUTER
Boston Harbor Water Taxi provides transportation from Logan Airport
to Rowe's Wharf, where you change for the MBTA commuter boat to
Harbor Water Taxi operates year-round, on-call service seven days
a week between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The standard adult fare is $10.00
per passenger one-way. Tickets are sold on board the boat. Take
Massport's courtesy Water Transportation bus (#66) route to the
Logan dock and proceed to the fence at the top of the gangway. The
water taxi landing is on the floats directly in front of the dock
pavilion. The water taxi captain in the top-cab position will greet
you, ask for your destination, and invite you on board or direct
you to the appropriate water taxi (to Rowe's Wharf). If a water
taxi is not present, call Boston Harbor Water Taxi at 617-593-9168
to summon a water taxi vessel.
MBTA commuter boat, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, departs from Rowe's
Wharf in Boston for the Hingham Shipyard on weekdays only (no weekend
service). One-way fares are $8.00/adult, $4.00 seniors/disabled.
ferry schedule go to http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/boston-commuter-boat-services/.
Click on Hingham to Boston for schedule and rates.
service from Hingham Shipyard to the Retreat Center should be arranged
in advance by calling Nantasket Charter (781) 925-2255. The flat
fare for the 15-20 minute journey is $18 (gratuity not included).
AND BUS SERVICES:
LOGAN AIRPORT VIA TAXI:
A taxi from the airport to the Retreat Center in Cohasset will charge
a meter fee plus approximately $6.50 in airport and tunnel fees,
and a 20 percent gratuity. Go to the taxi stand at your arrival
area and speak to the Massport representative, ask for a taxi to
Cohasset, and then ask for a receipt from the taxi driver. Go to
for more information.
from the airport to the Retreat Center is also available through
Cohasset Limo. Contact Noel Collins for rates. Call or text 781-738-3485.
Special discounted rates for men and women religious.
LOGAN AIRPORT VIA LOGAN EXPRESS BUS TO BRAINTREE/TAXI TO COHASSET:
Buses depart from the airport to Braintree every half hour. The
adult fare is $12.00 one-way or $22.00 round trip. The fare for
seniors is $11.00 one-way or $20.00 round trip. Go to http://www.massport.com/logan/getti_logan_brain.html
for more information. Taxi service from the Braintree bus terminal
to Cohasset is provided by Blue Cab (781) 843-1200 and Town Taxi
(781) 335-4242 for a flat fee of $40. You can also use the telephones
for Town Taxi or Blue Cab at the Braintree bus terminal.
SERVICES FROM LOGAN AIRPORT:
A number of livery services offer transportation from the airport
to the Retreat Center if arranged in advance; flat rates vary. For
example, Atlantic Coach & Transportation Inc.: www.atlanticcoach.com;
(781) 740-8737 offers sedan service that can accommodate at least
two persons plus luggage at a flat fee of $97 (gratuity included).
For larger groups, van and limousine service is available at a higher
Transportation to the Retreat Center can occasionally be arranged
from Logan Airport, Braintree, Boston or other points in the area.
Please call the Retreat Center at (781) 383-6024 for more information.