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There are 7 ways to get from Roslindale to Cambridge by train, bus, subway, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Roslindale Village to Back Bay

6 alternative options

Line 34 bus, subway

  1. Take the line 34 bus from Washington St @ Granfield Ave to Forest Hills
  2. Take the subway from Forest Hills to Back Bay

Subway

  1. Take the subway from Forest Hills to Sullivan Square

Line 34 bus, line 39 bus

  1. Take the line 34 bus from Washington St @ Granfield Ave to Forest Hills
  2. Take the line 39 bus from Forest Hills to Huntington Ave @ Prudential Station

Line 51 bus, line 86 bus

  1. Take the line 51 bus from Washington St opp Granfield Ave to Reservoir
  2. Take the line 86 bus from Reservoir to Washington St @ Beacon St

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Roslindale to Cambridge

Drive

  1. Drive from Roslindale to Cambridge
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The cheapest way to get from Roslindale to Cambridge is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Roslindale to Cambridge is to train which costs $0 - $8 and takes 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Roslindale to Cambridge station. However, there are services departing from Washington St @ Granfield Ave and arriving at Huntington Ave @ Prudential Station via Forest Hills. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roslindale Village and arriving at Back Bay. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Roslindale and Cambridge is 6 miles. The road distance is 7.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Roslindale to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs $0 - $8.

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The train from Roslindale Village to Back Bay takes 12 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Roslindale to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Washington St @ Granfield Ave station.

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

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The best way to get from Roslindale to Cambridge is to train which takes 12 min and costs $0 - $8. Alternatively, you can line 34 bus and line 39 bus, which costs $0 - $5 and takes 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Roslindale to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 5.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

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

MBTA operates a train from Roslindale Village to Back Bay hourly. Tickets cost $0 - $8 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Roslindale to Cambridge via Forest Hills in around 37 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Roslindale Village to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $8
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$2 - $8
Subway from Forest Hills to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Subway from Forest Hills to Sullivan Square
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Washington St @ Granfield Ave to Forest Hills
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Bus from Forest Hills to Huntington Ave @ Prudential Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Bus from Washington St opp Granfield Ave to Reservoir
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Bus from Reservoir to Washington St @ Beacon St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Other operators
Taxi from Roslindale to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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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Roslindale to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Huntington Ave @ Prudential Station.

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Roslindale to Cambridge train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Back Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Roslindale to Cambridge is 8 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Roslindale to Cambridge.

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