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There are 4 ways to get from Emerson College to Harvard Square by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Subway  •  21 min

  1. Take the subway from Charles/MGH to Harvard Red Line

$3

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus  •  34 min

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

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Emerson College to Harvard Square 3.1 miles

$13 - $17

Walk  •  1h 1m

  1. Walk from Emerson College to Harvard Square 3.2 miles

Emerson College to Harvard Square by walk and bus

The journey time between Emerson College and Harvard Square is around 16 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 10 min. Services are operated by MBTA. Typically 1032 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
16 min
Fastest journey time:
10 min
Services per week:
1032
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:02
Last service departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Emerson College to Harvard Square walk and bus schedules

Emerson College → Harvard Square
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Emerson College to Harvard Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 21 min.

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The fastest way to get from Emerson College to Harvard Square is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $13 - $17.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Massachusetts Ave @ Beacon St and arriving at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charles/MGH and arriving at Harvard. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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The distance between Emerson College and Harvard Square is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Emerson College to Harvard Square without a car is to subway which takes 21 min and costs $3.

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The subway from Charles/MGH to Harvard takes 9 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Emerson College to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Massachusetts Ave @ Beacon St station.

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Emerson College to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Charles/MGH station.

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

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Map of how to get from Emerson College to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 2.6 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

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

MBTA operates a vehicle from Charles/MGH to Harvard every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 9 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Massachusetts Ave @ Beacon St to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 17 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Charles/MGH to Harvard
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Massachusetts Ave @ Beacon St to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Emerson College to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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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Emerson College to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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