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There are 5 ways to get from Northeastern University to Harvard Square by bus, tram, subway, taxi or foot

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Line 1 bus  •  27 min

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

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Line 1 bus via Massachusetts Ave @ Bow St  •  27 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Massachusetts Ave @ St Botolph St to Massachusetts Ave @ Bow St 1

$2 - $7

Tram, subway  •  28 min

  1. Take the tram from Northeastern University to Park Street E
  2. Take the subway from Park Street to Harvard Red Line

$6

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Northeastern University to Harvard Square 4.1 miles

$17 - $21

Walk  •  1h 3m

  1. Walk from Northeastern University to Harvard Square 3.3 miles

Northeastern University to Harvard Square by walk and bus

The journey time between Northeastern University and Harvard Square is around 20 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 14 min. Services are operated by MBTA. Typically 977 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
20 min
Fastest journey time:
14 min
Services per week:
977
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:09
Last service departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Northeastern University to Harvard Square walk and bus schedules

Northeastern University → Harvard Square
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The cheapest way to get from Northeastern University to Harvard Square is to tram and subway which costs $6 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northeastern University to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $17 - $21 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Massachusetts Ave @ St Botolph St and arriving at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Northeastern University to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Northeastern University and arriving at Harvard via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Northeastern University and Harvard Square is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Northeastern University to Harvard Square without a car is to line 1 bus which takes 27 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The line 1 bus from Massachusetts Ave @ St Botolph St to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Northeastern University to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Massachusetts Ave @ St Botolph St station.

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Northeastern University to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Northeastern University station.

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Northeastern University 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 Northeastern University to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 2.8 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from Massachusetts Ave @ St Botolph St to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 21 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Northeastern University to Park Street
Ave. Duration
12 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
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Massachusetts Ave @ St Botolph St to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Massachusetts Ave @ St Botolph St to Massachusetts Ave @ Bow St
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Northeastern University to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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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