There are 9 ways to get from Bethesda to Boston by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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Subway to Reagan Washington, fly to Boston  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) DCA - BOS

$77 - $363

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Bus via New York  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bethesda, MD to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Boston FlixBus

$39 - $67

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Boston (BOS) BWI - BOS

$112 - $485

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS

$110 - $461

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Manchester (MHT) DCA - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$153 - $625

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Providence (PVD) DCA - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains

$114 - $518

Train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$58 - $213

Bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Boston South Buses 2554 / ...

$48 - $73

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Bethesda to Boston 439.8 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to bus via New York which costs $35 - $70 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to subway and fly which costs $75 - $370 and takes 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bethesda to Boston. However, there are services departing from Bethesda, MD and arriving at Boston via 300 W 31st St, NYC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bethesda station to Boston station. However, there are services departing from BETHESDA station and arriving at Boston South Station via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 4m.

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The distance between Bethesda and Boston is 395 miles. The road distance is 439.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Boston without a car is to train which takes 8h 4m and costs $55 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Bethesda to Boston, including transfers.

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Bethesda to Boston bus services, operated by Tripper Bus, depart from Bethesda, MD station.

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Bethesda to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to train which takes 8h 4m and costs $55 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Bethesda to Boston.
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  • Distance: 395.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Bethesda, MD, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 56m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bethesda to Boston via New York, NY and 300 W 31st St, NYC in around 9h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $210
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Tripper Bus
Website
tripperbus.com
Bus from Bethesda, MD to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
tripperbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Regular
$27
Elite
$50
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 24m.

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Bethesda to Boston bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Boston station.

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Bethesda to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bethesda to Boston is 440 miles. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Bethesda to Boston.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 516+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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