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

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Fly Boston to Reagan Washington  •  3h 23m

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

$84 - $297

Cheapest option

Bus Eastern Bus  •  9h 56m

  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 - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. NYC-Washington DC

$44 - $61

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Fly Boston to Washington Dulles  •  3h 59m

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

$85 - $321

Fly Boston to Baltimore, train  •  3h 54m

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

$97 - $378

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 16m

  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

$150 - $443

Train to Providence, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 32m

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

$66 - $464

Train to Providence, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 56m

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

$144 - $645

Train  •  6h 48m

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

$210 - $600

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 5m

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

$45 - $120

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Boston to Washington 442.5 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Washington is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Washington is to fly which costs $80 - $300 and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, Ma 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 48m.

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The distance between Boston and Washington is 396 miles. The road distance is 442.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Washington without a car is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs $210 - $600.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Boston to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Washington is to fly which takes 3h 23m and costs $80 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 6h 48m, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $120 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: 3h 23m

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Boston to Washington hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $210 - $600 and the journey takes 6h 48m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Providence to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Train operators
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$210 - $390
First Class Seat
$330 - $600
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
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.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.

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
9h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
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
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW.
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Washington is 443 miles. It takes approximately 7h 45m 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 bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 860+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 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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