There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Boston by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus, fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Hanover St & High St to Market Square Transfer Center
  2. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Boston (BOS) MDT - BOS

$175 - $562

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa 1612 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma 2552 / ...

$48 - $128

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$192 - $498

Bus Lucky Star Bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, PA to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Boston, MA New York

$57 - $58

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Boston 401.8 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Boston. However, there are services departing from Hanover St & High St and arriving at Boston, Ma via Harrisburg, Pa and Philadelphia, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Boston is 353 miles. The road distance is 401.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Boston without a car is to train which takes 9 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Carlisle to Boston, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Harrisburg, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Boston is to train which takes 9 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Harrisburg Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 28 min.

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Carlisle to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Boston is 402 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Carlisle to Boston.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Harrisburg Airport to Boston Airport.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Boston.
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  • Distance: 353.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, PA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

You can take a train from Carlisle to Boston via Market Square Transfer Center, Harrisburg Amtrak, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 9 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Boston via Market Square Transfer Center, Harrisburg, Pa, and Philadelphia, Pa in around 10 h 14 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Harrisburg to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Bus operators
CAT Transit
Phone
+1 717-238-8304
Website
cattransit.com
Bus from Hanover St & High St to Market Square Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
cattransit.com
Book at
cattransit.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 Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Great Wall Bus
Bus from Harrisburg, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com

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