There are 11 ways to get from Boston to Fairfax by plane, subway, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Boston to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BOS - DCA
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$87 - $307

Cheapest option

Bus Best Bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to 36th St & 11th Ave NY Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Penn Station to Vienna Ny2va

$48 - $62

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Fly Boston to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BOS - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  3. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station

$86 - $330

Fly Boston to Baltimore, subway  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Baltimore (BWI) BOS - BWI
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station

$49 - $422

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MHT - DCA

$155 - $446

Train to Providence, fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  4 h 32 min

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

$76 - $323

Train to Providence, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PVD - IAD
  3. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station

$135 - $476

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  7 h 34 min

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

$216 - $566

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Alexandria Amtrak Northeast Regional

$107 - $233

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 20 min

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

$52 - $122

Drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Fairfax 460.1 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Fairfax is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Fairfax is to fly and subway which costs $85 - $310 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Fairfax. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Vienna via New York, NY - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 22 min.

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The distance between Boston and Fairfax is 410 miles. The road distance is 460.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Fairfax without a car is to train which takes 7 h 34 min and costs $210 - $600.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Boston to Fairfax, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Fairfax is to train which takes 7 h 34 min and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 9 h 22 min.

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  • Distance: 410 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Fairfax, VA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Fairfax every 4 hours. Tickets cost $210 - $600 and the journey takes 6 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Fairfax via 36th St & 11th Ave NY and New York, NY - Penn Station in around 9 h 22 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Providence to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Providence to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$210 - $390
First Class Seat
$330 - $600
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $170
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to 36th St & 11th Ave NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
boltbus.com
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Penn Station to Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bestbus.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 Boston, Ma to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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