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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Richmond by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Richmond (RIC) BOS - RIC

$74 - $235

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Bus Wanda Coach  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Richmond, VA Nyc / ...

$55 - $65

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Richmond, Va 1003 / ...

$57 - $129

Train  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$110 - $250

Drive  •  9h 32m

  1. Drive from Boston to Richmond 548.8 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Richmond is to bus which costs $55 - $65 and takes 11h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Richmond is to fly which costs $70 - $240 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Richmond, VA via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 33m.

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The distance between Boston and Richmond is 477 miles. The road distance is 548.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Richmond without a car is to bus which takes 11h 56m and costs $55 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Boston to Richmond, including transfers.

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Boston to Richmond bus services, operated by Lucky Star Bus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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Boston to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Richmond is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs $70 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $65 and takes 11h 56m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $250 and takes 12h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 477 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines fly from Boston to Richmond hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Richmond via New York and New York, NY in around 11h 56m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Boston to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Boston to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Boston to Richmond via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Business Seat
$180 - $250
Bus operators
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
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 28 Allen St. to Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
easternbus.com
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Richmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 49m.

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Boston to Richmond bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, arrive at Richmond, VA station.

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Boston to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Richmond is 549 miles. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Boston to Richmond.

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JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to Richmond Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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