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Carpool & Vanpool Matching

Ridesharing in Cambridge

Can’t find a bus or train for your commute?
Looking for a more direct route to Cambridge?

Charles River TMA offers several options for commuters looking to share the ride in a carpool or vanpool. Carpools offer a chance for several individuals to share their ride to work using their own vehicles, while vanpools serve up to 15 commuters.

Ridematching Registration Form

For carpool matching and general commuter information, sign up for NuRide, the new ridematching system from MassRIDES.  NuRide not only allows you to find carpools, vanpools, and transit options, but also allows you to earn rewards for your commute.  To learn more, visit our NuRide information page or sign up at


Vanpools are a great option for commuters traveling long distances (usually 50 miles or more).

Vanpools offer quick, direct service, while still offering considerable cost savings over drive-alone commuting.

Currently, there are several vanpools directly serving Cambridge with open seats. There are also many more vanpools which serve downtown Red Line stations, providing quick access to the Kendall Square area, as well as vans serving North Station, accessible to Cambridge via our EZRide Shuttle.

If you are interested in learning more about a specific vanpool listed below, call or email the contact person provided.

Benefits of vanpooling include:

  • Time: Relax, work, sleep or read during your commute.

  • The cost of gas is split among the riders.

  • Reduce wear and tear on the family car.

  • Significant cost savings compared to driving alone.

  • Free or discounted parking in Cambridge.

  • No long term commitment: 30-day pay as you go structure.

  • Emergency Ride Home (if you miss the van due to personal emergency or unscheduled overtime, you get a free taxi ride home).

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers significant startup incentives for which you will be eligible.

To learn more about vanpooling, visit vRide's website.


New Vanpools Riders Wanted!

Seats are available on the following vans serving Cambridge.  For more information, contact vRide:

Van 35892 - Westborough to Cambridge
Departs from Westborough, MA
(Optional pick-up at Mass Pike exit 12, Framingham available)

Serves Central Square, lower Mass Av (Novartis campus), and Tech Square

Van 39759 - Nashua, NH to Cambridge
Departs Nashua, NH
Additional pick-up in Chelsmford, MA

Serves Harvard Square, Cambridge Center, Tech Square, and Albany/Portland Streets

Van 32227 - Londonderry, NH to Cambridge - several seats available!
Departs from Londonderry, NH

Serves Cambridge Center and Tech Square

Van 32167 - Bourne (Sagamore), MA to Cambridge
Departs from Sagamore Park & Ride, Bourne, MA

Serves Kendall Square/Cambridge Center

Van 34656 - Ludlow, MA to Boston (Haymarket)
Departs from Ludlow, MA

Serves Downtown Crossing, Government Center, and Haymarket
Access to Cambridge via Red Line from Downtown Crossing or EZRide Shuttle from North Station.