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There are 5 ways to get from Alewife Station to Boston University by subway, tram, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Subway, tram  •  41 min

  1. Take the subway from Alewife to Park Street Red Line
  2. Take the tram from Park Street to Brigham Circle E

$6

Cheapest option

Line 83 bus, line 47 bus  •  58 min

  1. Take the line 83 bus from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field to Prospect St @ Bishop Allen Dr 83
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Massachusetts Ave @ Pearl St to Longwood Ave @ Blackfan St 47

$4 - $13

3 alternative options

Line 66 bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the line 66 bus from Eliot St @ Bennett St to Huntington Ave opp Fenwood Rd 66

$5 - $10

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alewife Station to Boston University 6.4 miles

$25 - $30

Drive  •  10 min

  1. Drive from Alewife Station to Boston University 6.4 miles

$1

Alewife Station to Boston University by walk and bus

The journey time between Alewife Station and Boston University is around 47 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 31 min. Services are operated by MBTA. Typically 285 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
47 min
Fastest journey time:
31 min
Services per week:
285
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alewife Station to Boston University walk and bus schedules

Alewife Station → Boston University
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alewife Station to Boston University is to drive which costs $1 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alewife Station to Boston University is to taxi which costs $25 - $30 and takes 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alewife Station to Boston University. However, there are services departing from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field and arriving at Longwood Ave @ Blackfan St via Massachusetts Ave @ Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alewife Station to Boston University. However, there are services departing from Alewife and arriving at Brigham Circle via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 min.

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It is 5 miles from Alewife Station to Boston University. It is approximately 6.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Alewife Station to Boston University without a car is to subway and tram which takes 41 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 41 min to get from Alewife Station to Boston University, including transfers.

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Alewife Station to Boston University bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field station.

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Alewife Station to Boston University train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Alewife station.

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Alewife Station to Boston University bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Longwood Ave @ Blackfan St station.

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Map of how to get from Alewife Station to Boston University.
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  • Distance: 4.7 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

What companies run services between Alewife Station, MA, USA and Boston University, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a bus from Eliot St @ Bennett St to Huntington Ave opp Fenwood Rd every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 29 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Alewife to Park Street
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Tram from Park Street to Brigham Circle
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Eliot St @ Bennett St to Huntington Ave opp Fenwood Rd
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field to Prospect St @ Bishop Allen Dr
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Massachusetts Ave @ Pearl St to Longwood Ave @ Blackfan St
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Alewife Station to Boston University
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Top Cab
Phone
+1 617-266-4800
Metro Cab
Phone
+1 617-782-5500
Website
boston-cab.com
Boston Cab
Phone
+1 617-536-5010
Website
bostoncab.us

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Alewife Station to Boston University train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Brigham Circle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alewife Station to Boston University is 6 miles. It takes approximately 10 min to drive from Alewife Station to Boston University.

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