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There are 5 ways to get from Waltham to Harvard Square by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Waltham to Porter Fitchburg Line

$6 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 70 bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Main St @ Appleton St to Western Ave @ Genzyme 70

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Line 70 bus, line 71 bus  •  38 min

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Main St @ Appleton St to Main St @ Cross St 70
  2. Take the line 71 bus from Watertown Sq Terminal to Harvard 71

$4 - $13

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waltham to Harvard Square 6.9 miles

$27 - $33

Drive  •  11 min

  1. Drive from Waltham to Harvard Square 6.9 miles

$1

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The cheapest way to get from Waltham to Harvard Square is to drive which costs $1 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waltham to Harvard Square is to taxi which costs $27 - $33 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Main St @ Appleton St and arriving at Western Ave @ Genzyme. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Waltham to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Waltham and arriving at Harvard via Porter. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between Waltham and Harvard Square is 6 miles. The road distance is 6.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Waltham to Harvard Square without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs $6 - $11.

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It takes approximately 18 min to get from Waltham to Harvard Square, including transfers.

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Waltham to Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Main St @ Appleton St station.

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

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The best way to get from Waltham to Harvard Square is to train which takes 18 min and costs $6 - $11. Alternatively, you can line 70 bus and line 71 bus, which costs $4 - $14 and takes 38 min.

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  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

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

MBTA operates a train from Waltham to Porter every 2 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $8 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waltham to Harvard Square via Main St @ Cross St, Watertown Sq Terminal, and Harvard in around 38 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Waltham to Porter
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
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
Bus from Watertown Sq Terminal to Harvard
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Main St @ Appleton St to Western Ave @ Genzyme
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Waltham to Harvard Square
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$27 - $33
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 Harvard Square bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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Waltham to Harvard Square train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Porter station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waltham to Harvard Square is 7 miles. It takes approximately 11 min to drive from Waltham to Harvard Square.

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