Need a hotel room in Cambridge?

Book now
Travel within United States is: Fully open. See details.

There are 6 ways to get from Charlestown to Harvard Square by bus, subway, tram, taxi or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 69 bus  •  15 min

  1. Take the line 69 bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St 69

$2 - $7

5 alternative options

Subway  •  24 min

  1. Take the subway from Community College to Downtown Crossing Orange Line
  2. Take the subway from Downtown Crossing to Harvard Red Line

$3

Line 93 bus, tram, subway  •  31 min

  1. Take the line 93 bus from Bunker Hill St @ Concord St to N Washington St @ Medford St 93
  2. Take the tram from North Station to Park Street E / ...
  3. Take the subway from Park Street to Harvard

$8 - $12

Line 93 bus, line 86 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 93 bus from Bunker Hill St @ Polk St to Sullivan Square 89/93 / ...
  2. Take the line 86 bus from Sullivan Square to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island 86

$2 - $6

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Charlestown to Harvard Square 3.7 miles

$16 - $20

Walk  •  1h 5m

  1. Walk from Charlestown to Harvard Square 3.4 miles

Charlestown to Harvard Square by bus and walk

The journey time between Charlestown and Harvard Square is around 15 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 9 min. Operated by MBTA, the Charlestown to Harvard Square service departs from Lechmere and arrives in Harvard Square. Typically 362 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15 min
Fastest journey time:
9 min
Services per week:
362
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:05
Last service departs at:
23:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Charlestown to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules

Charlestown → Harvard Square
Fully open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United States

2m

Recommended

Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
Nationwide control measures in place

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.

Explore travel options

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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

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: 16 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charlestown to Harvard Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 24 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Charlestown to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $16 - $20 and takes 7 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lechmere and arriving at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Charlestown to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Community College and arriving at Harvard via Downtown Crossing. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 min.

More details

The distance between Charlestown and Harvard Square is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Charlestown to Harvard Square without a car is to line 69 bus which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $7.

More details

The line 69 bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

More details

Charlestown to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Lechmere station.

More details

Charlestown to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Community College station.

More details

Charlestown to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St station.

More details

Map of how to get from Charlestown to Harvard Square.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 2.9 miles
  • Duration: 15 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Charlestown to Harvard Square via Downtown Crossing and Harvard in around 24 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Community College to Downtown Crossing
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Subway from Downtown Crossing to Harvard
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
mbta.com
Tram from North Station to Park Street
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Subway from Park Street to Harvard
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Bunker Hill St @ Concord St to N Washington St @ Medford St
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Bunker Hill St @ Polk St to Sullivan Square
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Sullivan Square to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Charlestown to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including 4 stunningly beautiful Philippines islands you need to visit, Need to know: Greyhound and French strikes 2018: What are my alternative transport options? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Charlestown to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

More details

There are 387+ hotels available in Harvard Square. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details