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There are 4 ways to get from Somerville to Harvard Square by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Subway  •  3 min

  1. Take the subway from Porter to Harvard Red Line

$3

Cheapest option

Line 86 bus  •  8 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Washington St @ Dane St to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island 86

$2 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Somerville to Harvard Square 2 miles

$10 - $12

Walk  •  32 min

  1. Walk from Somerville to Harvard Square 1.7 miles

Somerville to Harvard Square by bus and walk

The journey time between Somerville and Harvard Square is around 6 min and covers a distance of around 1 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3 min. Operated by MBTA, the Somerville to Harvard Square service departs from Washington St @ Dane St and arrives in Harvard Square. Typically 441 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6 min
Fastest journey time:
3 min
Services per week:
441
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:05
Last service departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Somerville to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules

Somerville → Harvard Square
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Somerville to Harvard Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Somerville to Harvard Square is to subway which costs $3 and takes 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington St @ Dane St and arriving at Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Porter and arriving at Harvard. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 min.

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The distance between Somerville and Harvard Square is 1 miles.

The best way to get from Somerville to Harvard Square without a car is to subway which takes 3 min and costs $3.

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The subway from Porter to Harvard takes 3 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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

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Somerville to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island station.

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Map of how to get from Somerville to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 1.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 min

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

MBTA operates a vehicle from Porter to Harvard every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 3 min. Alternatively, MBTA operates a bus from Washington St @ Dane St to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 6 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Porter to Harvard
Ave. Duration
3 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 @ Dane St to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Somerville to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$10 - $12
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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Somerville to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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