There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Harvard Square by subway, bus, taxi or foot
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Subway • 11 min
Line 69 bus • 15 min
$2 - $7
2 alternative options
Taxi • 8 min
$15 - $19
Walk • 1h 11m
Boston to Harvard Square by bus and walk
The journey time between Boston and Harvard Square is around 15 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 9 min. Operated by MBTA, the Boston to Harvard Square service departs from Lechmere and arrives in Harvard Square. Typically 386 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
First and last service
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Boston to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules
Departing Friday, June 18, 2021
Departing Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Boston to Harvard Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 11 min.
The quickest way to get from Boston to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $15 - $19 and takes 8 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lechmere and arriving at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Park Street and arriving at Harvard. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.
The distance between Boston and Harvard Square is 3 miles.
The best way to get from Boston to Harvard Square without a car is to subway which takes 11 min and costs $3.
The subway from Park Street to Harvard takes 11 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.
Boston to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Lechmere station.
Boston to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Park Street station.
Boston to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St station.
What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Harvard Square, Middlesex County, MA, USA?
MBTA operates a vehicle from Park Street to Harvard every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 14 min.
Bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St
- Ave. Duration
- 14 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- $2 - $7
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