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Subway to Boston, fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the subway from Central to South Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BOS - DCA
  3. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$89 - $223

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Bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Penn Station to Vienna Ny2va / ...

$48 - $93

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Subway to Boston, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the subway from Central to South Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BOS - IAD
  3. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$100 - $378

Fly Boston to Baltimore, subway  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Baltimore (BWI) BOS - BWI
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station

$65 - $382

Train to Providence, fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Back Bay to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PVD - DCA
  3. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$109 - $674

Train to Providence, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Back Bay to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PVD - IAD
  3. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$95 - $289

Train  •  7h 32m

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

$60 - $206

Night bus  •  12h 1m

  1. Take the night bus from Boston to Washington DC N2605

Drive  •  8h 4m

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Fairfax 454.3 miles

$40 - $65

Cambridge to Fairfax by bus and walk

The journey time between Cambridge and Fairfax is around 13h 3m and covers a distance of around 461 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 9h. Operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound USA, Best Bus and others, the Cambridge to Fairfax service departs from South Station, Boston, MA and arrives in Vienna. Typically 16 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 3m
Fastest journey time:
9h
Services per week:
16
Cheapest price:
$49
Carbon emissions:
91 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:00
Last service departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cambridge to Fairfax bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Fairfax is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Cambridge to Fairfax is to subway and fly. Taking this option will cost $85 - $230 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge station to Fairfax. However, there are services departing from South Station, Boston, MA and arriving at Vienna via New York, NY - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Fairfax station. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at VIENNA station via UNION STATION station and METRO CENTER station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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The distance between Cambridge and Fairfax is 409 miles. The road distance is 454.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Fairfax without a car is to train which takes 7h 32m and costs $60 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Cambridge to Fairfax, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Fairfax bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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Cambridge to Fairfax train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Fairfax is to train which takes 7h 32m and costs $60 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $95 and takes 9h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Fairfax.
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  • Distance: 408.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 48m

What companies run services between Cambridge, MA, USA and Fairfax, VA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Washington Union Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 43m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Fairfax via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and New York, NY - Penn Station in around 9h 31m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Providence to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Providence to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $340
Flights from Boston to Washington Dulles via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $340
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $320
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from Central to South Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Back Bay to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 to Providence
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Boston to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
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 Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Boston to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $200
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Boston to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Penn Station to Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
bestbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Vienna, VA
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Boston to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 39m.

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Cambridge to Fairfax bus services, operated by Best Bus, arrive at Vienna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Fairfax is 454 miles. It takes approximately 8h 4m to drive from Cambridge to Fairfax.

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

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