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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Waltham by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from North Station to Waltham Fitchburg Line

$3 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 70 bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Franklin St @ Sidney St to 691 Main St 70

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Line 504 bus, line 70 bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the line 504 bus from Otis St @ Summer St to Watertown Yard 504
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Main St @ Merchants Row to Main St @ Liberty St 70

$4 - $13

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Boston to Waltham 10.6 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Waltham 10.6 miles

$1 - $2

Boston to Waltham by train

The train journey time between Boston and Waltham is around 22 min and covers a distance of around 10 miles. The fastest train normally takes 22 min. Operated by MBTA, the Boston to Waltham train service departs from North Station and arrives in Waltham. Typically 109 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
22 min
Fastest train time:
22 min
Train distance:
10 miles
Trains per week:
109
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:30
Last train departs at:
22:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Waltham train schedules

Boston → Waltham
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waltham is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Waltham is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Waltham 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 to Waltham is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Waltham is to taxi which costs $40 - $50 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Franklin St @ Sidney St and arriving at 691 Main St. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from North Station station and arriving at Waltham. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Boston and Waltham is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Waltham without a car is to train which takes 22 min and costs $3 - $9.

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The train from North Station to Waltham takes 22 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to Waltham bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Franklin St @ Sidney St station.

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Boston to Waltham train services, operated by MBTA, depart from North Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Waltham is to train which takes 22 min and costs $3 - $9. Alternatively, you can line 70 bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 36 min.

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  • Distance: 9.1 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Waltham, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a train from North Station to Waltham hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $9 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Franklin St @ Sidney St to 691 Main St every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 36 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Waltham
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Franklin St @ Sidney St to 691 Main St
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Otis St @ Summer St to Watertown Yard
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Main St @ Merchants Row to Main St @ Liberty St
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Boston to Waltham
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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 to Waltham bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at 691 Main St station.

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Boston to Waltham train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Waltham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Waltham is 11 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Boston to Waltham.

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