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There are 8 ways to get from Grinnell College to Boston by car, plane, bus or train

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Drive to Cedar Rapids, fly to Boston  •  6h 7m

  1. Drive from Grinnell College to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Boston (BOS) CID - BOS

Cheapest option

Drive to Waterloo, fly to Boston  •  6h 28m

  1. Drive from Grinnell College to Waterloo
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Boston (BOS) ALO - BOS

6 alternative options

Bus to Des Moines, fly to Boston  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Grinnell, Ia to Des Moines, Ia
  2. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Boston (BOS) DSM - BOS

Drive to Cedar Rapids, fly to Providence, train  •  8h 46m

  1. Drive from Grinnell College to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Providence (PVD) CID - PVD
  3. Take the train from Providence to Boston

Drive to Waterloo, fly to Providence, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Drive from Grinnell College to Waterloo
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Providence (PVD) ALO - PVD
  3. Take the train from Providence to Boston

Bus, train  •  29h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Grinnell, Ia to Chicago, Il Btw1204
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston Lake Shore Limited

Bus  •  33h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Grinnell, Ia to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Toledo
  3. Take the bus from Toledo to New York
  4. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA

Drive  •  21h 4m

  1. Drive from Grinnell College to Boston 1270.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Grinnell College to Boston is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 21h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Grinnell College to Boston is to drive and fly. Taking this option will cost $190 - $500 and takes 6h 7m.

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The distance between Grinnell College and Boston is 1115 miles. The road distance is 1270.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grinnell College to Boston without a car is to bus and train which takes 29h 44m and costs $160 - $250.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Grinnell College to Boston, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Boston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 27m and has one stopover.

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Boston is 1h ahead of Grinnell College. It is currently 8:31 PM in Grinnell College and 9:31 PM in Boston.

Yes, the driving distance between Grinnell College to Boston is 1271 miles. It takes approximately 21h 4m to drive from Grinnell College to Boston.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Boston Airport.

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  • Distance: 1115.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Grinnell College, IA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Grinnell College to Boston via Grinnell, Ia, Chicago, Il, Chicago, Toledo, New York, and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY in around 33h 32m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Waterloo to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Waterloo to Boston via Chicago O'Hare, Syracuse
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Waterloo to Boston via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Waterloo to Boston via Chicago O'Hare, Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Waterloo to Boston via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Waterloo to Boston via Chicago O'Hare, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Waterloo to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Waterloo to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Waterloo to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Detroit, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Waterloo to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Amtrak Acela

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
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $50
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$29 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $95
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
22h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Grinnell, Ia to Des Moines, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Grinnell, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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 Chicago to Toledo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $80
Bus from Toledo to New York
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $150
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
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

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