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There are 4 ways to get from Boston College Station to Harvard Square by bus, tram, subway, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 86 bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Chestnut Hill Ave @ Strathmore Rd to Harvard 86

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Tram, subway  •  56 min

  1. Take the tram from Boston College to Park Street B
  2. Take the subway from Park Street to Harvard Red Line

$6

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Boston College Station to Harvard Square 4.7 miles

$19 - $23

Walk  •  1h 20m

  1. Walk from Boston College Station to Harvard Square 4.1 miles

Boston College Station to Harvard Square by walk and bus

The journey time between Boston College Station and Harvard Square is around 22 min and covers a distance of around 4 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 13 min. Services are operated by MBTA. Typically 440 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22 min
Fastest journey time:
13 min
Journey distance:
4 miles
Services per week:
440
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:06
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston College Station to Harvard Square walk and bus schedules

Boston College Station → Harvard Square
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Rules to follow in United States

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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Harvard Square is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Harvard Square is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Harvard Square is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston College Station to Harvard Square is to tram and subway which costs $6 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston College Station to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $19 - $23 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chestnut Hill Ave @ Strathmore Rd and arriving at Harvard. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston College Station to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Boston College and arriving at Harvard via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Boston College Station and Harvard Square is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Boston College Station to Harvard Square without a car is to line 86 bus which takes 37 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The line 86 bus from Chestnut Hill Ave @ Strathmore Rd to Harvard takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Boston College Station to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Chestnut Hill Ave @ Strathmore Rd station.

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Boston College Station to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Boston College station.

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Boston College Station to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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Map of how to get from Boston College Station to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 3.4 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Boston College Station, MA, USA and Harvard Square, Middlesex County, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a bus from Chestnut Hill Ave @ Strathmore Rd to Harvard every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 25 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Boston College to Park Street
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Subway from Park Street to Harvard
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Boston College Station to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$19 - $23
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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Boston College Station to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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