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There are 5 ways to get from Lowell to Cambridge by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Lowell to North Station Lowell Line

$5 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 14 bus, line 350 bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 14 bus from Kennedy Center to Lahey Clinic 14
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Burlington Mall Rd @ Lahey Clinic Main Entrance to Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway 350

$3 - $8

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lowell to Cambridge 23.9 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Lowell to Cambridge 23.9 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  34 min

  1. Take an Uber from Lowell to Cambridge 23.9 miles

$40 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Lowell to Cambridge is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lowell to Cambridge is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lowell to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Kennedy Center and arriving at Massachusetts Ave @ Waterhouse St via Burlington Mall Rd @ Lahey Clinic Main Entrance and Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lowell and arriving at North Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Lowell and Cambridge is 21 miles. The road distance is 23.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Lowell to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs $5 - $10.

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The train from Lowell to North Station takes 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lowell to Cambridge bus services, operated by Lowell Regional Transit Authority, depart from Kennedy Center station.

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Lowell to Cambridge train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Lowell station.

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The best way to get from Lowell to Cambridge is to train which takes 46 min and costs $5 - $10. Alternatively, you can line 14 bus and line 350 bus, which costs $3 - $8 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Lowell to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 20.9 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Lowell, MA, USA and Cambridge, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a train from Lowell to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lowell to Cambridge via Lahey Clinic, Burlington Mall Rd @ Lahey Clinic Main Entrance, and Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway in around 1 h 43 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Lowell Regional Transit Authority
Website
lrta.com
Bus from Kennedy Center to Lahey Clinic
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
lrta.com
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Burlington Mall Rd @ Lahey Clinic Main Entrance to Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Uber Boston
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Lowell to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$35 - $50
UberX
$40 - $50
UberXL
$70 - $90
Black
$100 - $140
Black SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from Lowell to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Merrimack Taxi Co
Phone
+1 978-687-0911

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Lowell to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway station.

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Lowell to Cambridge train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at North Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lowell to Cambridge is 24 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Lowell to Cambridge.

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