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

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Line 71 bus  •  19 min

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

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Tram, subway  •  47 min

  1. Take the tram from Newton Centre to Park Street D
  2. Take the subway from Park Street to Harvard Red Line

$6

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Newton to Harvard Square 7.1 miles

$27 - $35

Drive  •  11 min

  1. Drive from Newton to Harvard Square 7.1 miles

$1

Newton to Harvard Square by bus and walk

The journey time between Newton and Harvard Square is around 17 min and covers a distance of around 4 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 13 min. Operated by MBTA, the Newton to Harvard Square service departs from Watertown Sq Terminal and arrives in Harvard Square. Typically 595 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
17 min
Fastest journey time:
13 min
Services per week:
595
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Newton to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules

Newton → Harvard Square
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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

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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.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Newton to Harvard Square is to drive which costs $1 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newton to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $27 - $35 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Watertown Sq Terminal and arriving at Harvard. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Newton to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Newton Centre and arriving at Harvard via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Newton and Harvard Square is 5 miles. The road distance is 7.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Newton to Harvard Square without a car is to line 71 bus which takes 19 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The line 71 bus from Watertown Sq Terminal to Harvard takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Newton to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 5.3 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from Watertown Sq Terminal to Harvard every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 19 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Newton Centre to Park Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
Other operators
Taxi from Newton to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35
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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Newton to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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

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