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There are 4 ways to get from Swampscott to Cambridge by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Swampscott to North Station

Line 442 bus, line 110 bus

  1. Take the line 442 bus from Humphrey St @ Monument Ave to Wonderland
  2. Take the line 110 bus from Wonderland to Wellington Station Busway

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Swampscott to Cambridge

Drive

  1. Drive from Swampscott to Cambridge
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The cheapest way to get from Swampscott to Cambridge is to line 442 bus and line 110 bus which costs $0 - $5 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Swampscott to Cambridge is to taxi which costs $55 - $65 and takes 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swampscott to Cambridge station. However, there are services departing from Humphrey St @ Monument Ave and arriving at Wellington Station Busway via Wonderland. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Swampscott and arriving at North Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between Swampscott and Cambridge is 12 miles. The road distance is 15.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Swampscott to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 27 min and costs $0 - $9.

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The train from Swampscott to North Station takes 27 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Swampscott to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Humphrey St @ Monument Ave station.

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

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The best way to get from Swampscott to Cambridge is to train which takes 27 min and costs $0 - $9. Alternatively, you can line 442 bus and line 110 bus, which costs $0 - $5 and takes 1h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Swampscott to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 11.7 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

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

MBTA operates a train from Swampscott to North Station hourly. Tickets cost $0 - $9 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swampscott to Cambridge via Wonderland in around 1h 21m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Swampscott to North Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $9
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$4 - $9
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Humphrey St @ Monument Ave to Wonderland
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $5
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Bus from Wonderland to Wellington Station Busway
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
Children 11 and under
$0
Other operators
Taxi from Swampscott to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65
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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Swampscott to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Wellington Station Busway.

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Swampscott to Cambridge train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at North Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swampscott to Cambridge is 15 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Swampscott to Cambridge.

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