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There are 5 ways to get from Waltham to Back Bay (Station) by bus, train, subway, taxi or car

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Line 504 bus  •  11 min

  1. Take the line 504 bus from Watertown Yard to Stuart St @ Dartmouth St 504

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Train, subway  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Waltham to North Station Fitchburg Line
  2. Take the subway from North Station to Back Bay Orange Line

$7 - $11

Line 70 bus, line 504 bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Main St @ Appleton St to Main St @ Cross St 70
  2. Take the line 504 bus from Watertown Yard to Stuart St @ Dartmouth St 504

$4 - $13

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waltham to Back Bay (Station) 9.8 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Waltham to Back Bay (Station) 9.8 miles

$1 - $2

Waltham to Back Bay (Station) by bus

The bus journey time between Waltham and Back Bay (Station) is around 10 min and covers a distance of around 7 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 10 min. Operated by MBTA, the Waltham to Back Bay (Station) bus service departs from Watertown Yard and arrives in Stuart St @ Dartmouth St. Typically 217 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
10 min
Fastest bus time:
10 min
Buses per week:
217
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:45
Last bus departs at:
19:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waltham to Back Bay (Station) bus schedules

Waltham → Back Bay (Station)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Back Bay (Station) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Back Bay (Station) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Back Bay (Station) is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waltham to Back Bay (Station) is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 14 min.

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The fastest way to get from Waltham to Back Bay (Station) is to line 504 bus. Taking this option will cost $2 - $7 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Watertown Yard and arriving at Stuart St @ Dartmouth St. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Waltham to Back Bay (Station). However, there are services departing from Waltham and arriving at Back Bay via North Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Waltham and Back Bay (Station) is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Waltham to Back Bay (Station) without a car is to line 504 bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $7.

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The line 504 bus from Watertown Yard to Stuart St @ Dartmouth St takes 11 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Waltham to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Watertown Yard station.

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Waltham to Back Bay (Station) train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Waltham station.

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Waltham to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Stuart St @ Dartmouth St station.

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Map of how to get from Waltham to Back Bay (Station).
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  • Distance: 8.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 min

What companies run services between Waltham, MA, USA and Back Bay (Station), MA, USA?

MBTA operates a bus from Watertown Yard to Stuart St @ Dartmouth St hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 11 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Waltham to North Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
MBTA
Subway from North Station to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Watertown Yard to Stuart St @ Dartmouth St
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Main St @ Appleton St to Main St @ Cross St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Waltham to Back Bay (Station)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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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Waltham to Back Bay (Station) train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Back Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waltham to Back Bay (Station) is 10 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Waltham to Back Bay (Station).

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