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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to West Newton by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Back Bay to West Newton Framingham/Worcester Line

$3 - $8

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Line 70 bus  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Western Ave @ Green St to Carter St opp Commuter Rail Station 70

$2 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to West Newton 8.8 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to West Newton 8.8 miles

$1 - $2

Cambridge to West Newton by trains

The train journey time between Cambridge and West Newton is around 18 min and covers a distance of around 8 miles. The fastest train normally takes 18 min. Operated by MBTA, the Cambridge to West Newton train service departs from Back Bay and arrives in West Newton. Typically 79 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18 min
Fastest train time:
18 min
Trains per week:
79
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:06
Last train departs at:
23:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cambridge to West Newton train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The social distance requirement in West Newton is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to West Newton. However, there are services departing from Western Ave @ Green St and arriving at Elm St @ Webster St via Carter St opp Commuter Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Back Bay and arriving at West Newton. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and West Newton is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to West Newton without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs $3 - $8.

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The train from Back Bay to West Newton takes 18 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Cambridge to West Newton train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Back Bay station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to West Newton is to train which takes 18 min and costs $3 - $8. Alternatively, you can line 70 bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 1h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to West Newton.
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  • Distance: 6.8 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

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

MBTA operates a train from Back Bay to West Newton every 3 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $8 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Western Ave @ Green St to Carter St opp Commuter Rail Station 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 Back Bay to West Newton
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to West 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 West Newton bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Carter St opp Commuter Rail Station.

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Cambridge to West Newton train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at West Newton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to West Newton is 9 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Cambridge to West Newton.

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There are 375+ hotels available in West Newton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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