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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Waterloo by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Waterloo  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Waterloo (ALO) BOS - ALO

$210 - $886

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 h 29 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, Ny to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Waterloo, IA

$134 - $317

4 alternative options

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Cedar Rapids (CID) BOS - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA

$192 - $893

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Dubuque (DBQ) BOS - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Waterloo, IA

$251 - $993

Train, bus  •  29 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Waterloo, IA 1485 / ...

$166 - $454

Drive  •  21 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Waterloo 1284.3 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Waterloo is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 21 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Waterloo is to fly which costs $210 - $900 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The distance between Boston and Waterloo is 1089 miles. The road distance is 1284.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Waterloo without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 26 min and costs $160 - $460.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Boston to Waterloo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Boston to Waterloo is to fly which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $210 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $320 and takes 30 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Waterloo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Waterloo is 1 h behind Boston. It is currently 6:10 AM in Boston and 5:10 AM in Waterloo.

Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Waterloo is 1284 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 3 min to drive from Boston to Waterloo.

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JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Waterloo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 1089 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Waterloo, IA, USA?

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines fly from Boston to Waterloo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Waterloo via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Chicago, IL in around 30 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Boston to Waterloo via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Waterloo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Boston to Waterloo via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Waterloo via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Waterloo via New York JFK, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $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 Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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
4 h 15 min
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.

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 New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210

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There are 24+ hotels available in Waterloo. 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 15 min and costs $1 - $14.

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