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There are 8 ways to get from Germantown to Boston by subway, plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Subway to Reagan Washington, fly to Boston

  1. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS)

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Train

  1. Take the train from GERMANTOWN MARC eb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Boston

Bus to Baltimore, fly to Boston

  1. Take the bus from SHADY GROVE & station to BWI SOUTHWEST AIRLINES eb
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Boston (BOS)

Line 100 bus, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
  2. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS)

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Providence (PVD)
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Silver Spring Transit Center, Silver Spring, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Washington DC to Boston

Drive

  1. Drive from Germantown to Boston

Germantown to Boston by train

The train journey time between Germantown and Boston is around 9h 3m and covers a distance of around 481 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 19 min. The fastest train normally takes 8h. Operated by Maryland Transit, Amtrak Acela Express and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Germantown to Boston train service departs from GERMANTOWN MARC eb and arrives in Boston. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
8h 44m
Layover time:
19 min
Total time:
9h 3m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
8h
Train distance:
481 miles
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
$32
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:45
Last train departs at:
08:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Germantown to Boston train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Germantown to Boston is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Germantown to Boston is to subway and fly which takes 3h 54m and costs $80 - $220.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germantown to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA via Shady Grove Metro Station & Bus Bay C, Silver Spring Transit Center, Silver Spring, MD and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Germantown to Boston. However, there are services departing from GERMANTOWN MARC eb and arriving at Boston via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 26m.

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The distance between Germantown and Boston is 395 miles. The road distance is 447.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Germantown to Boston without a car is to train which takes 8h 26m and costs $30 - $330.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Germantown to Boston, including transfers.

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Germantown to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Silver Spring Transit Center, Silver Spring, MD station.

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Germantown to Boston train services, operated by Maryland Transit, depart from GERMANTOWN MARC eb station.

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The best way to get from Germantown to Boston is to train which takes 8h 26m and costs $30 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $130 and takes 12h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Germantown to Boston.
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  • Distance: 394.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Germantown, Montgomery County, MD, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

You can take a train from Germantown to Boston via UNION STATION MARC Washington and Washington Union Station in around 8h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Germantown to Boston via Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East, Shady Grove Metro Station & Bus Bay C, Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 218, Silver Spring Transit Center, Silver Spring, MD, and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY in around 12h 24m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from SHADY GROVE station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$2 - $3
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
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 to Boston
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$75 - $110
Business Seat - Child
$70 - $110
First Class - Adult
$120 - $180
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $180
First Class - Child
$120 - $170
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $320
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$230 - $320
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$230 - $320
Business Seat - Child
$230 - $320
First Class - Adult
$340 - $470
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$340 - $480
First Class - Child
$340 - $480
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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$29 - $95
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $190
Business Class Seat
$100 - $250
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from GERMANTOWN MARC eb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $8
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Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from SHADY GROVE & station to BWI SOUTHWEST AIRLINES eb
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Silver Spring Transit Center, Silver Spring, MD to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Washington DC to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Germantown to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at South Station, Boston, MA.

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Germantown to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germantown to Boston is 447 miles. It takes approximately 7h 59m to drive from Germantown to Boston.

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

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