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There are 5 ways to get from East Boston to Harvard Square by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Subway  •  25 min

  1. Take the subway from Maverick to State Blue Line
  2. Take the subway from Park Street to Harvard Red Line

$6

Cheapest option

Line 93 bus, line 86 bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the line 93 bus from Chelsea St @ Fifth 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

3 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  36 min

  1. Take the bus from Airport to South Station Sl3
  2. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard Red Line

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Boston to Harvard Square 5.4 miles

$21 - $26

Walk  •  1h 44m

  1. Walk from East Boston to Harvard Square 5.4 miles

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The cost-effective way to get from East Boston to Harvard Square is to subway, which costs $6 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Boston to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $21 - $26 and takes 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Boston to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Chelsea St @ Fifth St and arriving at Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island via Sullivan Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Boston to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Maverick and arriving at Harvard via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between East Boston and Harvard Square is 4 miles.

The best way to get from East Boston to Harvard Square without a car is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 25 min to get from East Boston to Harvard Square, including transfers.

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East Boston to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Chelsea St @ Fifth St station.

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East Boston to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Maverick station.

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East Boston to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island station.

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Map of how to get from East Boston to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 4.1 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

You can take a vehicle from East Boston to Harvard Square via State, Park Street, and Harvard in around 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Boston to Harvard Square via Sullivan Square and Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island in around 37 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Maverick to State
Ave. Duration
3 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
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Airport to South Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Chelsea St @ Fifth St to Sullivan Square
Ave. Duration
8 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 East Boston to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26
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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East Boston to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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