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There are 4 ways to get from Brighton to Harvard Square by bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 86 bus  •  21 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Market St @ Washington St to Harvard 86

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Line 86 bus via 16 Eliot St  •  22 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Market St @ Washington St to 16 Eliot St 86

$2 - $7

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brighton to Harvard Square 3.2 miles

$14 - $17

Walk  •  1h

  1. Walk from Brighton to Harvard Square 3.1 miles

Brighton to Harvard Square by bus and walk

The journey time between Brighton and Harvard Square is around 19 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 11 min. Operated by MBTA, the Brighton to Harvard Square service departs from Market St @ Washington St and arrives in Harvard Square. Typically 405 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
19 min
Fastest journey time:
11 min
Journey distance:
3 miles
Services per week:
405
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:08
Last service departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brighton to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules

Brighton → Harvard Square
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Rules to follow in United States

2m

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Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in United States

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Brighton to Harvard Square is to line 86 bus which costs $2 - $7 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $14 - $17 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Market St @ Washington St and arriving at Harvard. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Harvard Square is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to Harvard Square without a car is to line 86 bus which takes 21 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The line 86 bus from Market St @ Washington St to Harvard takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brighton to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Market St @ Washington St station.

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Brighton to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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There are 383+ hotels available in Harvard Square. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

What companies run services between Brighton, MA, USA and Harvard Square, Middlesex County, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a bus from Market St @ Washington St to Harvard every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 21 min.

Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Market St @ Washington St to Harvard
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Market St @ Washington St to 16 Eliot St
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Brighton to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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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