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There are 3 ways to get from Watertown to Cambridge by bus, taxi or foot

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Line 71 bus

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Mt Auburn St @ Parker St to Harvard

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Watertown to Cambridge

Walk

  1. Walk from Watertown to Cambridge

Watertown to Cambridge by bus

The bus journey time between Watertown and Cambridge is around 15 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. Operated by MBTA, the Watertown to Cambridge bus service departs from Mt Auburn St @ Parker St and arrives in Harvard. Typically 563 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

563 Weekly Buses
15 min Average Duration
$0 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Watertown to Cambridge is to line 71 bus which costs $0 - $5 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watertown to Cambridge is to taxi which costs $20 - $24 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mt Auburn St @ Parker St and arriving at Harvard. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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The distance between Watertown and Cambridge is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Watertown to Cambridge without a car is to line 71 bus which takes 15 min and costs $0 - $5.

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The line 71 bus from Mt Auburn St @ Parker St to Harvard takes 15 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Watertown to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, depart from Mt Auburn St @ Parker St station.

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Watertown to Cambridge bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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There are 344+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Watertown to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Duration: 15 min

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

MBTA operates a bus from Mt Auburn St @ Parker St to Harvard every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $0 - $5 and the journey takes 15 min.

Bus operators
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Watertown to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$20 - $24
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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