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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Subway to Reagan Washington, fly to Boston  •  3 h 14 min

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

$87 - $293

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Subway to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  4 h 19 min

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

$49 - $407

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Subway, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  2. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS

$86 - $316

Subway to Reagan Washington, fly to Providence, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$69 - $469

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, I-93  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Manchester (MHT) DCA - MHT
  2. Take the I-93 from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA

$158 - $446

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  8 h 29 min

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

$215 - $607

Bus Best Bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Station & Bus Bay H to New York, NY - Penn Station Va2ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$51 - $70

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma 2554 / ...

$51 - $130

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Boston South Station Northeast Regional

$102 - $234

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Fairfax to Boston 457.3 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Fairfax to Boston is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fairfax to Boston is to subway and fly which costs $85 - $300 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fairfax station to Boston. However, there are services departing from Vienna Station & Bus Bay H and arriving at Boston, MA via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 19 min.

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The distance between Fairfax and Boston is 410 miles. The road distance is 457.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Fairfax to Boston without a car is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs $210 - $650.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Fairfax to Boston, including transfers.

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Fairfax to Boston bus services, operated by Best Bus, arrive at Vienna Station & Bus Bay H.

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The best way to get from Fairfax to Boston is to train which takes 8 h 29 min and costs $210 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $70 and takes 9 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 21 min.

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Fairfax to Boston bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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  • Distance: 410 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Fairfax to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $210 - $600 and the journey takes 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fairfax to Boston via New York, NY - Penn Station and New York, NY in around 9 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$210 - $390
First Class Seat
$330 - $600
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $170
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from Vienna Station & Bus Bay H to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bestbus.com
Book at
bestbus.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 Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Fairfax to Boston is 457 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to drive from Fairfax to Boston.

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

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