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

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Norwood Depot to South Station Franklin Line
  2. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard Red Line

$7 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus, line 1 bus  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Washington St @ Cottage St to Forest Hills 34E
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Nubian to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St 1

$4 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Norwood to Harvard Square 15.3 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Norwood to Harvard Square 15.3 miles

$1 - $3

Norwood to Harvard Square by bus and walk

The journey time between Norwood and Harvard Square is around 1h 49m and covers a distance of around 16 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 16m. Operated by MBTA, the Norwood to Harvard Square service departs from Washington St @ Cottage St and arrives in Harvard Square. Typically 259 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 49m
Fastest journey time:
1h 16m
Services per week:
259
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:02
Last service departs at:
23:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Norwood to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules

Norwood → Harvard Square
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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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The cheapest way to get from Norwood to Harvard Square is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Norwood to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $55 - $70 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Norwood to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Washington St @ Cottage St and arriving at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St via Forest Hills and Nubian. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Norwood to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Norwood Depot and arriving at Harvard via South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Norwood and Harvard Square is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Norwood to Harvard Square without a car is to train and subway which takes 49 min and costs $7 - $12.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from Norwood to Harvard Square, including transfers.

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Norwood to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Washington St @ Cottage St station.

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Norwood to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Norwood Depot station.

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Norwood 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 Norwood to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Norwood to Harvard Square via Forest Hills, Nubian, and Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St in around 1h 44m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Norwood Depot to South Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
MBTA
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Washington St @ Cottage St to Forest Hills
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Nubian to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Norwood to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Yellow Cab Brockton
Phone
+1-508-583-1234
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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Norwood to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Norwood to Harvard Square is 15 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Norwood to Harvard Square.

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