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There are 5 ways to get from Boston University to Cambridge by bus, tram, subway, taxi or foot

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Line 47 bus

  1. Take the line 47 bus from Longwood Ave @ Binney St to Green St @ Pearl St

4 alternative options

Tram, subway

  1. Take the tram from Fenwood Road to Park Street
  2. Take the subway from Park Street to Central

Line 66 bus

  1. Take the line 66 bus from Huntington Ave @ Fenwood Rd to Massachusetts Ave @ Johnston Gate

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Boston University to Cambridge

Walk

  1. Walk from Boston University to Cambridge

Boston University to Cambridge by walk and bus

349 Weekly Services
23 min Average Duration
$0 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Boston University to Cambridge is to line 47 bus which costs $0 - $5 and takes 23 min.

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The fastest way to get from Boston University to Cambridge is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $16 - $20 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Longwood Ave @ Binney St and arriving at Green St @ Pearl St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston University to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Fenwood Road and arriving at Central via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 min.

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The distance between Boston University and Cambridge is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Boston University to Cambridge without a car is to line 47 bus which takes 23 min and costs $0 - $5.

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The line 47 bus from Longwood Ave @ Binney St to Green St @ Pearl St takes 15 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Boston University to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Longwood Ave @ Binney St station.

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Boston University to Cambridge train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Fenwood Road station.

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Boston University to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Green St @ Pearl St station.

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Map of how to get from Boston University to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 2.9 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from Longwood Ave @ Binney St to Green St @ Pearl St every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $0 - $5 and the journey takes 15 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Fenwood Road to Park Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Subway from Park Street to Central
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Longwood Ave @ Binney St to Green St @ Pearl St
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Bus from Huntington Ave @ Fenwood Rd to Massachusetts Ave @ Johnston Gate
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Other operators
Taxi from Boston University to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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 University to Cambridge train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Central station.

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