There are 7 ways to get from Cambridge to Durham by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Boston, line 700 bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BOS - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$112 - $394

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Night bus, bus  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the night bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny 2501 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Durham, Nc 1081 / ...

$78 - $198

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Train to Providence, fly, line 700 bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PVD - RDU
  3. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$186 - $425

Bus  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Durham, NC Nyc

$87 - $88

Train via New York Penn Station  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$209 - $569

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  18 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$153 - $353

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Durham 699.1 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Durham is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 12 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Durham is to fly and line 700 bus which costs $110 - $400 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Durham station. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at GoDurham Station via New York, NY and Guess Rd at North Pointe Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge station to Durham. However, there are services departing from Boston Back Bay Station and arriving at Durham Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 1 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Durham is 610 miles. The road distance is 699.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Durham without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 52 min and costs $87 - $88.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Cambridge to Durham, including transfers.

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

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Cambridge to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston Back Bay Station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Durham is to bus which takes 13 h 52 min and costs $87 - $88. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 15 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Durham.
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  • Distance: 610.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, MA, USA and Durham, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Durham via New York, New York, NY, Durham, NC, and Guess Rd at North Pointe Dr in around 13 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Durham via New York Penn Station in around 15 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Providence to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Providence to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Providence to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Providence to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Providence to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Providence to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Business Seat
$180 - $240
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
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
4 h 30 min
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 Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.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
Night bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 56 min.

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Cambridge to Durham bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, arrive at Durham, NC station.

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Cambridge to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Durham Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Durham is 699 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to drive from Cambridge to Durham.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 109+ hotels available in Durham. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs $8.

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