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There are 4 ways to get from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Subway  •  11 min

  1. Take the subway from Alewife to Central Red Line

$3

Cheapest option

Line 83 bus  •  23 min

  1. Take the line 83 bus from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field to Prospect St @ Bishop Allen Dr 83

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) 4.1 miles

$17 - $21

Walk  •  1h 5m

  1. Walk from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) 3.4 miles

Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) by walk and bus

The journey time between Alewife Station and Central Station (MBTA) is around 18 min and covers a distance of around 4 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 11 min. Operated by MBTA, the Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) service departs from Alewife Station and arrives in Prospect St @ Bishop Allen Dr. Typically 301 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
18 min
Fastest journey time:
11 min
Services per week:
301
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 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 Central Station (MBTA) walk and bus schedules

Alewife Station → Central Station (MBTA)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Central Station (MBTA) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Central Station (MBTA) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Central Station (MBTA) is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) is to subway which costs $3 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) is to taxi which costs $17 - $21 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field and arriving at Prospect St @ Bishop Allen Dr. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alewife and arriving at Central. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Alewife Station and Central Station (MBTA) is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) without a car is to subway which takes 11 min and costs $3.

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The subway from Alewife to Central takes 11 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field station.

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Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Alewife station.

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Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA) bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Prospect St @ Bishop Allen Dr station.

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Map of how to get from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA).
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  • Distance: 2.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 min

What companies run services between Alewife Station, MA, USA and Central Station (MBTA), MA, USA?

MBTA operates a vehicle from Alewife to Central every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Rindge Ave @ Russell Field to Prospect St @ Bishop Allen Dr every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 18 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Alewife to Central
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Alewife Station to Central Station (MBTA)
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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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