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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  •  3h 19m

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

$52 - $183

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Bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Boston FlixBus

$24 - $39

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  3h 59m

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

$57 - $215

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston  •  4h 13m

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

$70 - $191

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5h 33m

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

$124 - $348

Train  •  8h 14m

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

$58 - $203

Bus via New York  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bethesda, MD to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA - South Station Nyc

$44 - $85

Drive  •  7h 46m

  1. Drive from Bethesda to Boston 436.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to bus which costs $24 - $40 and takes 11h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Bethesda to Boston is to subway and fly which costs $50 - $190 and takes 3h 19m.

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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 New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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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 14m.

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The distance between Bethesda and Boston is 395 miles. The road distance is 436.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Boston without a car is to train which takes 8h 14m and costs $55 - $210.

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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 14m and costs $55 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 9h 35m.

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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 59m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bethesda to Boston via New York, NY and New York, NY in around 9h 35m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$25 - $320
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 Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $200
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 Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
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 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
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 South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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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 Megabus, arrive at Boston, MA - South 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 437 miles. It takes approximately 7h 46m to drive from Bethesda to Boston.

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

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