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There are 4 ways to get from Wellesley to Harvard University by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train, subway  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the train from Wellesley Square to South Station Framingham/Worcester Line
  2. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard Red Line

$7 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus, line 86 bus  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Weston Rd to Woodland MBTA Train Station Gl
  2. Take the bus from Woodland to Reservoir
  3. Take the line 86 bus from Reservoir to Quincy St @ Kirkland St 86

$4 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Wellesley to Harvard University 12.6 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Wellesley to Harvard University 12.6 miles

$1 - $2

Wellesley to Harvard University by bus and walk

The journey time between Wellesley and Harvard University is around 1h 32m and covers a distance of around 17 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 25m. Operated by MetroWest and MBTA, the Wellesley to Harvard University service departs from Weston Rd and arrives in Harvard University. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 32m
Fastest journey time:
1h 25m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:40
Last service departs at:
16:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Wellesley to Harvard University bus and walk schedules

Wellesley → Harvard University
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The cheapest way to get from Wellesley to Harvard University is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wellesley to Harvard University is to taxi which costs $45 - $55 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wellesley to Harvard University. However, there are services departing from Weston Rd and arriving at Quincy St @ Kirkland St via Woodland and Reservoir. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wellesley to Harvard University. However, there are services departing from Wellesley Square and arriving at Harvard via South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 2m.

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The distance between Wellesley and Harvard University is 11 miles. The road distance is 12.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Wellesley to Harvard University without a car is to train and subway which takes 1h 2m and costs $7 - $12.

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It takes approximately 1h 2m to get from Wellesley to Harvard University, including transfers.

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Wellesley to Harvard University bus services, operated by MetroWest, depart from Weston Rd station.

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

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Wellesley to Harvard University bus services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Quincy St @ Kirkland St station.

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Map of how to get from Wellesley to Harvard University.
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  • Distance: 10.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 2m

What companies run services between Wellesley, MA, USA and Harvard University, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Wellesley to Harvard University via Woodland, Reservoir, and Quincy St @ Kirkland St in around 1h 28m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Wellesley Square to South Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
MBTA
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Bus operators
MetroWest
Phone
+1 508-935-2222
Website
mwrta.com
Bus from Weston Rd to Woodland MBTA Train Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
mwrta.com
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Bus from Woodland to Reservoir
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
MBTA
Bus from Reservoir to Quincy St @ Kirkland St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
MBTA
Other operators
Taxi from Wellesley to Harvard University
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
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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Wellesley to Harvard University train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Harvard station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wellesley to Harvard University is 13 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Wellesley to Harvard University.

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