Distance from Boston to Cambridge

Distance is 5 kilometers or 3 miles or 3 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Boston and Cambridge

  • Location for Boston
  • Location for Cambridge
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Boston

Latitude: 42° 21' North
Longitude: 71° 03' West
Initial heading:281.3°West-northwestWest-northwest
Final heading:281.3°West-northwestWest-northwest

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Heading from Cambridge

Latitude: 42° 22' North
Longitude: 71° 07' West
Initial heading:101.3°East-southeastEast-southeast
Final heading:101.3°East-southeastEast-southeast

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LocationLocal time
Boston (U.S.A. - Massachusetts)Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:14:59 PM
Cambridge (U.S.A. - Massachusetts)Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:14:59 PM

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