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There are 5 ways to get from Harwich to Boston by 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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Train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
  3. Take the train from Grantham to Boston

$71 - $127

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Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street 102 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London 250
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Peterborough
  4. Take the bus from Peterborough to Boston

$30 - $49

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Peterborough
  2. Take the bus from Spalding, Bus Station to Boston, Bus Station B13 / ...

$55 - $85

Bus, line 133 bus, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street 102 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street 70 / ...
  3. Take the line 133 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 133
  4. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  5. Take the train from Peterborough to Spalding
  6. Take the bus from Spalding, Bus Station to Boston, Bus Station B13 / ...

$69 - $106

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Boston 118.8 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Harwich to Boston is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harwich to Boston is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harwich to Boston. However, there are services departing from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue and arriving at Boston via Colchester, Stansted Airport London and Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Harwich and Boston is 91 miles. The road distance is 118.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Boston without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs £50 - £100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Harwich to Boston, including transfers.

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Harwich to Boston bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Boston is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs £50 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £40 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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Harwich to Boston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harwich to Boston is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Harwich to Boston.

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Boston.
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  • Distance: 90.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Harwich, England and Boston, England?

You can take a train from Harwich to Boston via Manningtree, London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and Grantham in around 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harwich to Boston via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street, Colchester, Stansted Airport London, and Peterborough in around 7 h 50 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Super Off-Peak Single
$55 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Boston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
Train from Peterborough to Spalding
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$3 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Single
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Brylaine Travel
Phone
01205 364087
Website
brylaine.co.uk
Bus from Spalding, Bus Station to Boston, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
brylaine.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Spalding to Boston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Peterborough to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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