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

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Train, tram, subway  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Salem to North Station
  2. Take the tram from North Station to Park Street E / ...
  3. Take the subway from Park Street to Harvard

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Line 450 bus, bus, line 69 bus  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the line 450 bus from North St opp Lynde St to Haymarket 450
  2. Take the bus from Nashua St @ North Station to Lechmere
  3. Take the line 69 bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St 69

$4 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salem to Harvard Square 16.9 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Salem to Harvard Square 16.9 miles

$1 - $3

Salem to Harvard Square by bus and walk

The journey time between Salem and Harvard Square is around 1h 37m and covers a distance of around 19 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 10m. Operated by MBTA, the Salem to Harvard Square service departs from North St opp Lynde St and arrives in Harvard Square. Typically 125 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 37m
Fastest journey time:
1h 10m
Services per week:
125
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:33
Last service departs at:
23:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salem to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules

Salem → Harvard Square
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The cheapest way to get from Salem to Harvard Square is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salem to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salem to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from North St opp Lynde St and arriving at Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St via Nashua St @ North Station and Lechmere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salem to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Salem and arriving at Harvard via North Station and Park Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 57 min.

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It is 15 miles from Salem to Harvard Square. It is approximately 16.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Salem to Harvard Square without a car is to train and tram and subway which takes 57 min and costs $10 - $15.

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It takes approximately 57 min to get from Salem to Harvard Square, including transfers.

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Salem to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from North St opp Lynde St station.

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

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Salem 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 Salem to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Salem to Harvard Square via Haymarket, Nashua St @ North Station, Lechmere, and Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St in around 1h 38m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Salem to North Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
MBTA
Tram from North Station to Park Street
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 North St opp Lynde St to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Nashua St @ North Station to Lechmere
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Lechmere to Massachusetts Ave @ Holyoke St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Salem to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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Salem to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salem to Harvard Square is 17 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Salem to Harvard Square.

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