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

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Line 86 bus  •  16 min

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

3 alternative options

Subway  •  27 min

  1. Take the subway from Sullivan Square to Downtown Crossing Orange Line
  2. Take the subway from Downtown Crossing to Harvard Red Line

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square 3.8 miles

Walk  •  48 min

  1. Walk from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square 2.5 miles

Sullivan Square to Harvard Square by bus and walk

The journey time between Sullivan Square and Harvard Square is around 14 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8 min. Services are operated by MBTA. Typically 441 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
14 min
Fastest journey time:
8 min
Journey distance:
3 miles
Services per week:
441
Cheapest price:
$0
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sullivan Square to Harvard Square bus and walk schedules

Sullivan Square → Harvard Square
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Harvard Square is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Harvard Square is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Harvard Square is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square is to line 86 bus, which costs $0 - $5 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $16 - $20 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sullivan Square and arriving at Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Sullivan Square and arriving at Harvard via Downtown Crossing. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between Sullivan Square and Harvard Square is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square without a car is to line 86 bus which takes 16 min and costs $0 - $5.

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The line 86 bus from Sullivan Square to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Sullivan Square to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Sullivan Square station.

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

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Sullivan Square 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 Sullivan Square to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from Sullivan Square to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $0 - $5 and the journey takes 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square via Downtown Crossing and Harvard in around 27 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Sullivan Square to Downtown Crossing
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Subway from Downtown Crossing to Harvard
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$0
Adult
$0
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Sullivan Square to Harvard Sq @ Garden St - Dawes Island
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Other operators
Taxi from Sullivan Square to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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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Sullivan Square to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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