59 Bus: Needham Junction to Watertown Square
Where can I go?
- Newton Highlands T Station (Green Line D – Riverside)
- Newton Free Library and Newtonville
- Watertown Square — and an easy connection to Harvard Square via the 71 Bus
- Weekdays until 7:50 p.m. and weekends until around 6 or 7 p.m. Buses run about every 30-45 minutes M-F, and less frequently on weekends. View the online schedule. There is also a link on that page for downloading a pdf schedule.
Where do I board?
- Bus stops at Needham Junction, Needham Center, Library, Needham Heights and more. To see the stops, go to the Bus 59 Info and Maps.
- $1.70 with a CharlieCard, CharlieTicket or cash.
- Children eleven and under ride free when accompanied by an adult, with a limit of two children for each adult.
- Fares at 50% discount (and free for the blind/visually impaired) are available for seniors 65+, persons with disabilities, and students, but they need Special cards
- One-Day ($11.00) and Seven-day ($22.50) passes for bus/subway can also be purchased on Charlie Cards. A monthly local bus pass is $55 and a monthly bus/subway pass is $90.00.
How do I pay?
You can pay with a CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or cash.
- Hard plastic CharlieCards are very convenient. Simply add value then tap the card on the fare box in the bus. The card itself is free and is now available at Back Bay, South Station, Park Street stations and at most Upgraded Fare Vending machines at subway lines and the Silver Line. Add value with cash or credit card at the fare machines at all subway stations, or online.
- Learn how seniors can apply for a new, renewal, or replacement Senior CharlieCard online or by appointment.
- CharlieTickets can be purchased at fare vending machines at all subway stops. As with the Charlie Card, you can add value to the CharlieTicket.
- Cash on board is accepted on buses and street level trolleys. Try to use exact change. If you overpay by less than 50 cents, you will not get change back.
Questions about the Charlie Card or Charlie Ticket?
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