There are 5 ways to get from South Station to Needham by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from South Station to Needham Center Needham Line

$3 - $9

4 alternative options

Line 504 bus, line 59 bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 504 bus from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St to Watertown Yard 504
  2. Take the line 59 bus from Watertown St @ Galen St to Highland Ave @ May St 59

$4 - $12

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Station to Needham 12.3 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from South Station to Needham 12.3 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from South Station to Needham 12.3 miles

$24 - $35

What companies run services between South Station, MA, USA and Needham, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a train from South Station to Needham hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $9 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Station to Needham via Surface Artery @ Kneeland St, Watertown Yard, and Watertown St @ Galen St in around 1 h 37 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St to Watertown Yard
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus from Watertown St @ Galen St to Highland Ave @ May St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
mbta.com
Other operators
Uber Boston
Website
uber.com
Towncar from South Station to Needham
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$27 - $40
uberX
$24 - $35
uberXL
$40 - $55
UberBLACK
$55 - $75
uberSUV
$70 - $90
Taxi from South Station to Needham
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
http://bpdnews.com/
Website
bpdnews.com
Top Cab
Phone
+1 617-266-4800
Website
topcab.us
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from South Station to Needham?

The distance between South Station and Needham is 16 km. The road distance is 20 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from South Station to Needham?

The cheapest way to get from South Station to Needham is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from South Station to Needham?

The quickest way to get from South Station to Needham is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs $65 - $80.

Is there a direct train between South Station and Needham?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Station and arriving at Needham Center. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

Is there a direct bus between South Station and Needham?

No, there is no direct bus from South Station to Needham. However, there are services departing from Surface Artery @ Kneeland St and arriving at Highland Ave @ May St via Watertown St @ Galen St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from South Station to Needham?

The train from South Station to Needham Center takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.