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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Harrisburg by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Harrisburg  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Harrisburg (MDT) BOS - MDT

$173 - $559

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York to Easton, PA
  3. Take the bus from Easton, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa

$53 - $132

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Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak

$124 - $368

Train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Keystone Service / ...

$192 - $493

Train via Newark Penn Station  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Keystone Service / ...

$169 - $448

Bus Lucky Star Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York to Harrisburg, PA

$57 - $61

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Harrisburg 385.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Harrisburg is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at N 6th St & Reily St via New York, Easton, Pa and Harrisburg Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Harrisburg Amtrak via Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

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The distance between Boston and Harrisburg is 337 miles. The road distance is 385.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Harrisburg without a car is to train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs $190 - $500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Boston to Harrisburg, including transfers.

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Boston to Harrisburg bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Harrisburg is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $500 and takes 7 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 10 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 336.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Harrisburg, PA, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Boston to Harrisburg every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Harrisburg via Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 7 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Newark Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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 Boston South Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$130 - $270
First Class Seat
$220 - $350
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Easton, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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fab.tdstickets.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Easton, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Easton, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Great Wall Bus
Bus from New York to Harrisburg, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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Boston to Harrisburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Boston to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Harrisburg is 386 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to drive from Boston to Harrisburg.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Harrisburg Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Harrisburg. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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