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

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Fly Boston to Reagan Washington  •  3h 21m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BOS - DCA

$87 - $298

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Bus via New York  •  9h 15m

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

$36 - $67

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Fly Boston to Baltimore, train  •  4h 14m

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

$67 - $339

Fly Boston to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 11m

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

$90 - $325

Bus to Manchester, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 36m

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

$152 - $447

Train to Providence, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 54m

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

$68 - $376

Train  •  7h 21m

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

$59 - $205

Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Washington, Dc 2563 / ...

$50 - $70

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Boston to Bethesda 438.5 miles

$40 - $65

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

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Bethesda is to fly which costs $85 - $300 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Bethesda. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Bethesda, MD via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Bethesda station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at BETHESDA station via UNION STATION station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Boston and Bethesda is 395 miles. The road distance is 438.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Bethesda without a car is to train which takes 7h 21m and costs $55 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Boston to Bethesda, including transfers.

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Boston to Bethesda bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Boston station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Bethesda is to fly which takes 3h 21m and costs $85 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $210 and takes 7h 21m, you could also bus via New York, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Bethesda.
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  • Distance: 395.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Boston to Bethesda hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Bethesda every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 51m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
25 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 Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34 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 Boston South Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to 300 W 31st St, NYC
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tripper Bus
Website
tripperbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Bethesda, MD
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
tripperbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Regular
$27
Elite
$50
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 Boston South Buses to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
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 Boston Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 38m.

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Boston to Bethesda bus services, operated by Tripper Bus, arrive at Bethesda, MD station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Bethesda is 438 miles. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Boston to Bethesda.

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

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There are 847+ hotels available in Bethesda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $3 - $11.

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