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DIRECTIONS


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.

Do not follow Mapquest directions to Retreat Center.


FROM ROUTE 3 SOUTH
Take Exit 14/Rte. 228 Rockland Nantasket
Retreat House
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.


FROM 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 Retreat Center.


TRAIN SERVICE:

FROM 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. Taxi service from the Cohasset Train Station to the Retreat Center should be arranged in advance by calling Seaside Transport (781) 974-4231. The flat fare for the 10 minute journey is $10 (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.

The 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.


FERRY SERVICES:
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 7 days a week (except from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, where it only runs Monday - Friday) to Hingham and Hull. Here is information on ferry services as well as transportation to the Retreat Center from the ferry terminals.

FROM BOSTON AND/OR LOGAN AIRPORT TO HINGHAM SHIPYARD OR PEMBERTON POINT IN HULL VIA MBTA COMMUTER BOAT:

The MBTA Commuter Boat provides transportation for $17 one way / $8.50 seniors/disabled from Logan Airport to Hingham Shipyard or Pemberton Point in Hull. For the ferry schedule go to http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/boats/lines/?route=F2

If the above schedule does not provide you with enough departure times, please then visit the ferry schedule at Boston Harbor Cruises (listed below) and see information below regarding the Boston Harbor Water Taxi. In this instance you will take two boats to get to/from Logan Airport. Boston Harbor Water Taxi provides transportation from Logan Airport to Rowe's Wharf, where you change for the MBTA commuter boat to Hingham Shipyard or Pemberton Point in Hull.

Boston 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.

The MBTA commuter boat, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, departs from Rowe's Wharf in Boston for the Hingham Shipyard or Pemberton Point in Hull on weekdays only from Memorial Day to Columbus Day (no weekend service from Columbus Day to Memorial Day). One-way fares are $8.50/adult, $4.25 seniors/disabled.

For ferry schedule go to http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/boston-commuter-boat-services/. Click on Hingham to Boston for schedule and rates.

Taxi service from Hingham Shipyard to the Retreat Center should be arranged in advance by calling Seaside Transport (781) 974-4231. The flat fare is $25 (gratuity not included).

Taxi service from Pemberton Point in Hull to the Retreat Center should be arranged in advance by calling Seaside Transport (781) 974-4231. The flat fare is $20 (gratuity not included).

Taxi 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).


TAXI AND BUS SERVICES:

FROM 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 www.massport.com/logan/getti_typeo_taxis.html for more information.

Taxi service from Logan Airport to the Retreat Center should be arranged in advance by calling Seaside Transport (781) 974-4231. The flat fare is $75 (gratuity not included).

FROM 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.

Taxi service from Logan Express Bus Station in Braintree to the Retreat Center should be arranged in advance by calling Seaside Transport (781) 974-4231. The flat fare is $40 (gratuity not included).

LIVERY/CAR 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 $114 (gratuity included). For larger groups, van and limousine service is available at a higher rate.

Note:
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.

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