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The Best Way to Get to Harvard University from Washington D.C., Philadelphia & Baltimore

Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA and is a great place to visit for anyone who is interested in rich history, gorgeous architecture and competitive sports. If none of this appeals to you, the vibrant city of Boston has many activities within a short distance. Harvard is easily accessible from several different cities in the Northeast.

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Harvard University Travel Guide

How to Get to Harvard from Washington, D.C.

If you want to visit Harvard University, you can use Wanderu to find cheap bus or train tickets to Boston from Washington, D.C. and plenty of other locations. You’ll find several travel options that are both convenient and affordable. Be sure to book tickets in advance to find the best deals, as these prices are subject to change based on how close you book to the departure date.

Here are a few of our popular carriers:

• Greyhound Bus – as low as $44.
• Megabus – as low as $1.
GoBuses – as low as $48.
Peter Pan Bus – as low as $43.

All of the travel services mentioned above stop at the South Station Bus Terminal in Boston located at 700 Atlantic Avenue.

From there you can take public transportation to get to the Harvard campus:

1. Walk to the main entrance of South Station (about 1 minute)

2. Get on the T (that’s what Boston’s subway system is called) and take the Red Line toward Alewife. Get off the train at the Harvard stop (about 13 minutes, 6 stops)

3. Walk from the T stop to Harvard University located at 86 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (about 7 minutes)

Or take a taxi from South Station that will cost around $20.

How to Get to Harvard from Philadelphia

Traveling the 309 miles between Philadelphia and Boston by bus or train is just as easy.

In this instance you can choose from these green travel options:

• Greyhound Bus — as low as $33.
• Megabus — as low as $1.
Boltbus — as low as $1.
• Peter Pan Bus — as low as $29.

All of these travel services stop at or close to South Station so you can either take public transportation or a taxi to Harvard.

How to Get to Harvard from Baltimore

The journey from Baltimore to Boston by bus or train is approximately 358 miles. For this nine-hour journey from Baltimore you can use several travel options:

• Greyhound Bus — as low as $29.
• Megabus — as low as $1.
• Peter Pan Bus – as low as $31.

All of these carriers’ trips arrive at South Station so you have the option or taking public transportation or taking a taxi to Harvard.

Harvard University is the oldest tertiary education institute in the United States of America and is associated with tradition and excellence. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the once all-male institution became co-ed in 1977 through its merger with Radcliffe College. Harvard is made up of 11 academic schools and offers courses in a variety of subjects. In the spring, summer and fall, Harvard Yard, the center of the Harvard campus, is a great, grassy area to picnic or just sit and enjoy the great weather.


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Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!

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