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There are 4 ways to get from Harvard Square to Newton by bus, tram, taxi or car

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Line 71 bus  •  21 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Harvard to Watertown Sq Terminal 71

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Tram  •  48 min

  1. Take the tram from Park Street to Newton Centre D

$6

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Harvard Square to Newton 6.7 miles

$26 - $31

Drive  •  11 min

  1. Drive from Harvard Square to Newton 6.7 miles

$1

Harvard Square to Newton by walk and bus

The journey time between Harvard Square and Newton is around 19 min and covers a distance of around 4 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 15 min. Operated by MBTA, the Harvard Square to Newton service departs from Harvard Square and arrives in Watertown Sq Terminal. Typically 486 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
19 min
Fastest journey time:
15 min
Services per week:
486
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:16
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Harvard Square to Newton walk and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Harvard Square to Newton is to drive which costs $1 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harvard Square to Newton is to taxi which costs $26 - $31 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harvard and arriving at Watertown Sq Terminal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harvard Square to Newton. However, there are services departing from Harvard and arriving at Newton Centre via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Harvard Square and Newton is 5 miles. The road distance is 6.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Harvard Square to Newton without a car is to line 71 bus which takes 21 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The line 71 bus from Harvard to Watertown Sq Terminal takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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Harvard Square to Newton train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Park Street station.

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Harvard Square to Newton bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Watertown Sq Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Harvard Square to Newton.
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  • Distance: 5.3 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from Harvard to Watertown Sq Terminal every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a vehicle from Park Street to Newton Centre every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 32 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Park Street to Newton Centre
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard Square to Newton
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$26 - $31
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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Harvard Square to Newton train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Newton Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harvard Square to Newton is 7 miles. It takes approximately 11 min to drive from Harvard Square to Newton.

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