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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Carson Beach by bus, subway, taxi or car

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Line 11 bus  •  11 min

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Chauncy St @ Summer St to E 8th St @ Old Harbor St 11

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Subway  •  18 min

  1. Take the subway from Central to JFK/UMass Red Line

$3

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Carson Beach 7.2 miles

$28 - $35

Drive  •  11 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Carson Beach 7.2 miles

$1

Cambridge to Carson Beach by bus

The bus journey time between Cambridge and Carson Beach is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 10 min. Operated by MBTA, the Cambridge to Carson Beach bus service departs from Chauncy St @ Summer St and arrives in E 8th St @ Old Harbor St. Typically 390 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12 min
Fastest bus time:
10 min
Buses per week:
390
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:04
Last bus departs at:
23:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cambridge to Carson Beach bus schedules

Cambridge → Carson Beach
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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Carson Beach is to drive which costs $1 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Carson Beach is to line 11 bus which costs $2 - $7 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chauncy St @ Summer St and arriving at E 8th St @ Old Harbor St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Central and arriving at JFK/UMass. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Carson Beach is 5 miles. The road distance is 7.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Carson Beach without a car is to line 11 bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The line 11 bus from Chauncy St @ Summer St to E 8th St @ Old Harbor St takes 11 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Cambridge to Carson Beach bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Chauncy St @ Summer St station.

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Cambridge to Carson Beach train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Central station.

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Cambridge to Carson Beach bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at E 8th St @ Old Harbor St station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Carson Beach.
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  • Distance: 4.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, MA, USA and Carson Beach, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a bus from Chauncy St @ Summer St to E 8th St @ Old Harbor St every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a vehicle from Central to JFK/UMass every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 18 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Central to JFK/UMass
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to Carson Beach
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
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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Cambridge to Carson Beach train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at JFK/UMass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Carson Beach is 7 miles. It takes approximately 11 min to drive from Cambridge to Carson Beach.

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