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There are 10 ways to get from Boston to Washington by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Boston to Reagan Washington  •  2h 53m

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

$79 - $153

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Bus  •  9h 5m

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

$21 - $70

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Fly Boston to Washington Dulles  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BOS - IAD

$55 - $668

Fly Boston to Baltimore, train  •  3h 39m

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

$46 - $190

Bus to Manchester, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 9m

  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

$125 - $202

Train to Providence, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 28m

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

$66 - $211

Train  •  6h 49m

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

$55 - $210

Bus via New York  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to 36th St & 11th Ave NY Boston
  2. Take the bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Dupont Cir, Washington DC New York / ...

$40 - $65

Night train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the night train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional

$95 - $210

Drive  •  7h 48m

  1. Drive from Boston to Washington 439.5 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Washington is to bus which costs $21 - $70 and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Washington is to fly which costs $75 - $160 and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Washington, Dc. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 49m.

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The distance between Boston and Washington is 396 miles. The road distance is 439.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Washington without a car is to train which takes 6h 49m and costs $55 - $210.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Boston to Washington, including transfers.

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Boston to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Washington is to fly which takes 2h 53m and costs $75 - $160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $210 and takes 6h 49m, you could also bus, which costs $21 - $70 and takes 9h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Washington.
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  • Distance: 396.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Boston to Washington hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 49m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $700
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $110
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
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.

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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
23 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
36 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 49m
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
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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
webstore.bostonexpressbus.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 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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to 36th St & 11th Ave NY
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Dupont Cir, Washington DC
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 31m.

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Boston to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Washington is 439 miles. It takes approximately 7h 48m to drive from Boston to Washington.

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

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Book your Boston to Washington train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Boston to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound and FlixBus.

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There are 865+ hotels available in Washington. 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 $1 - $11.

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