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There are 5 ways to get from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square by tram, bus, taxi or car

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Tram, line 86 bus  •  1h

  1. Take the tram from Riverside to Reservoir D
  2. Take the line 86 bus from Reservoir to Harvard 86

$5 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus, line 86 bus  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Riverside to Reservoir Green Line D Shuttle
  2. Take the line 86 bus from Reservoir to Harvard 86

$2 - $6

3 alternative options

Tram  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the tram from Riverside to Park Street D

$6

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square 9 miles

$30 - $45

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square 9 miles

$1 - $2

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The cheapest way to get from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $30 - $45 and takes 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Riverside and arriving at Harvard via Reservoir. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Riverside and arriving at Harvard via Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Riverside (Station) and Harvard Square is 7 miles. The road distance is 9 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square without a car is to tram and line 86 bus which takes 1h and costs $4 - $10.

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It takes approximately 1h to get from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square, including transfers.

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Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Riverside station.

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Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Riverside station.

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Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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Map of how to get from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 7.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h

What companies run services between Riverside (Station), MA, USA and Harvard Square, Middlesex County, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a vehicle from Riverside to Park Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square via Reservoir and Harvard in around 1h 12m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Riverside to Reservoir
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Tram from Riverside to Park Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Reservoir to Harvard
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Riverside to Reservoir
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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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Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Park Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square is 9 miles. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from Riverside (Station) to Harvard Square.

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