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There are 5 ways to get from Cambridge to Newton by tram, bus, taxi, car or foot

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Tram

  1. Take the tram from Kenmore to Newton Centre

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Line 70 bus

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Western Ave @ Green St to Main St @ Merchants Row

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Newton

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  1. Drive from Cambridge to Newton

Walk

  1. Walk from Cambridge to Newton

Cambridge to Newton by tram

The tram journey time between Cambridge and Newton is around 20 min and covers a distance of around 6 miles. The fastest tram normally takes 18 min. Operated by MBTA, the Cambridge to Newton tram service departs from Kenmore and arrives in Newton Centre. Typically 987 trams run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Tram route information

Average tram time:
20 min
Fastest tram time:
18 min
Tram distance:
6 miles
Trams per week:
987
Cheapest price:
$1
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trams

First tram departs at:
00:00
Last tram departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cambridge to Newton tram schedules

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  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Newton is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Newton is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Newton is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Newton is to taxi which costs $30 - $40 and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Western Ave @ Green St and arriving at Main St @ Merchants Row. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kenmore and arriving at Newton Centre. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Newton is 6 miles. The road distance is 8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Newton without a car is to tram which takes 20 min and costs $1 - $3.

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The tram from Kenmore to Newton Centre takes 20 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Cambridge to Newton bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Western Ave @ Green St station.

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Cambridge to Newton train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Kenmore station.

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Cambridge to Newton bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Main St @ Merchants Row station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Newton.
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  • Distance: 5.9 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, MA, USA and Newton, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a vehicle from Kenmore to Newton Centre every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 20 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Western Ave @ Green St to Main St @ Merchants Row every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $0 - $5 and the journey takes 21 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Kenmore to Newton Centre
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Western Ave @ Green St to Main St @ Merchants Row
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to Newton
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 Newton train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Newton Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Newton is 8 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Cambridge to Newton.

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