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There are 8 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  •  3 h 13 min

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

$87 - $293

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Bus Tripper Bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bethesda, MD to New York
  2. Take the bus from 7 Av/W 36 St to Boston, MA - South Station Ny

$44 - $54

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Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS

$88 - $320

Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  3 h 57 min

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

$100 - $375

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5 h 2 min

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

$69 - $469

Train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$213 - $604

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 56 min

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

$48 - $124

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bethesda to Boston 439 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to bus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 9 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to subway and fly which costs $85 - $300 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bethesda to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Bethesda, MD and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station via 7 Av/W 36 St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 23 min.

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The distance between Bethesda and Boston is 395 miles. The road distance is 439 miles.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Boston without a car is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs $210 - $650.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min 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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The best way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs $210 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 9 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 21 min.

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Bethesda to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Map of how to get from Bethesda to Boston.
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  • Distance: 395.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Bethesda to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $210 - $600 and the journey takes 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bethesda to Boston via New York and 7 Av/W 36 St in around 9 h 23 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
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
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$210 - $390
First Class Seat
$330 - $600
Bus operators
Tripper Bus
Website
tripperbus.com
Bus from Bethesda, MD to New York
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
tripperbus.com
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Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 7 Av/W 36 St to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
boltbus.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, Ma
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Bethesda to Boston is 439 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to drive from Bethesda to Boston.

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

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There are 774+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $111 USD per night.

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