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There are 10 ways to get from Bethesda to Cambridge by subway, plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Subway to Reagan Washington, fly to Boston  •  3h 40m

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

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Night bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Washington DC to Boston N2605

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  4h 15m

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

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston  •  4h 34m

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

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5h 11m

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

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Manchester (MHT) DCA - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester, NH to Boston, MA

Train to Baltimore, fly to Providence, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Providence (PVD) BWI - PVD
  3. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay

Train  •  8h 2m

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

Bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Bethesda, MD to New York, NY Arlington
  2. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St to Cambridge - Alewife Station Manhattan-Cambridge / ...

Drive  •  7h 44m

  1. Drive from Bethesda to Cambridge 434.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Bethesda to Cambridge is to night bus which costs $24 - $45 and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Bethesda to Cambridge is to subway and fly which costs $45 - $220 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bethesda to Cambridge station. However, there are services departing from Bethesda, MD and arriving at Cambridge - Alewife Station via Manhattan, NY-West 30th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bethesda station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from BETHESDA station and arriving at Boston via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between Bethesda and Cambridge is 394 miles. The road distance is 434.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 8h 2m and costs $30 - $460.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Bethesda to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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Bethesda to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Cambridge is to train which takes 8h 2m and costs $30 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $85 and takes 9h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Bethesda to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 394.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $450 and the journey takes 6h 48m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bethesda to Cambridge via New York, NY and Manhattan, NY-West 30th St in around 9h 26m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Baltimore to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
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
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$29 - $95
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $190
Business Class Seat
$100 - $250
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$28 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $90
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$60 - $230
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$110 - $400
Business Seat - Adult
$120 - $450
First Class - Child 2-12
$160 - $320
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$300 - $600
First Class - Adult
$330 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $13
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Manchester, NH to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Tripper Bus
Website
tripperbus.com
Bus from Bethesda, MD to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
tripperbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Regular
$27
Elite
$50
Go Buses
Phone
1 855-888-7160
Email
reservations@gobuses.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St to Cambridge - Alewife Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
gobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Washington DC to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once 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 23m.

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Bethesda to Cambridge bus services, operated by Go Buses, arrive at Cambridge - Alewife Station.

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Bethesda to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bethesda to Cambridge is 434 miles. It takes approximately 7h 44m to drive from Bethesda to Cambridge.

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

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