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There are 4 ways to get from Brockton to Needham by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Brockton to South Station Middleborough/Lakeville Line / ...
  2. Take the train from South Station to Needham Center Needham Line

$6 - $24

3 alternative options

Line 12 bus, line 21 bus, train  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the line 12 bus from Main St and Church St to Ashmont Station 12
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Ashmont to Forest Hills 21
  3. Take the train from Forest Hills to Needham Center

$6 - $17

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brockton to Needham 21.5 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Brockton to Needham 21.5 miles

$2 - $3

Brockton to Needham by train

The train journey time between Brockton and Needham is around 2h 4m and covers a distance of around 33 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 25m. Operated by MBTA and Cape Flyer, the Brockton to Needham train service departs from Brockton and arrives in Needham Center. Typically 81 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 4m
Fastest train time:
1h 25m
Train distance:
33 miles
Trains per week:
81
Cheapest price:
$6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:11
Last train departs at:
19:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brockton to Needham train schedules

Brockton → Needham
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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 Needham is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Needham is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brockton to Needham is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brockton to Needham is to taxi which costs $75 - $95 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brockton to Needham. However, there are services departing from Brockton and arriving at Needham Center via South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Brockton and Needham is 18 miles. The road distance is 21.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Brockton to Needham without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs $5 - $24.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Brockton to Needham, including transfers.

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Brockton to Needham train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Brockton station.

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Brockton to Needham train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Needham Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brockton to Needham is 22 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Brockton to Needham.

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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

What companies run services between Brockton, MA, USA and Needham, MA, USA?

You can take a train from Brockton to Needham via South Station in around 2h 6m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Brockton to South Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
MBTA
Train from South Station to Needham Center
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
MBTA
Train from Forest Hills to Needham Center
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
MBTA
Cape Flyer
Phone
+1 508-775-8504
Website
capeflyer.com
Train from Brockton to South Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $22
More information at
capeflyer.com
South Station to Bourne
$20
South Station to Hyannis
$22
Middleborough to Hyannis
$5
Bus operators
Brockton Area Transit Authority
Phone
+1 508 588-1000
Website
ridebat.com
Bus from Main St and Church St to Ashmont Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ridebat.com
Other operators
Taxi from Brockton to Needham
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Yellow Cab Brockton
Phone
+1-508-583-1234

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