Directions from South Station
The Red Line of the subway system goes directly from South Station to Harvard Square. Take the Outbound train to Alewife, subway map (six stops: Downtown Crossing, Park Street, Charles, Kendall/MIT, Central, Harvard Square). In Harvard Square take either the escalator or stairs near the front of the train when you get off (to your right as you exit the train). At the second level, exit the subway station by the stairs to the left (past the token booth) as you go through the turnstiles. You will then be on Massachusetts Avenue almost in front of Johnson Gate (about 20 steps from it) at the entrance to Harvard Yard (see directions from Harvard Square). Time from train station: 25-50 minutes, depending on time of day and day of week.