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There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Boston by plane, bus, train or ferry

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Fly to Boston  •  23h 26m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Boston (BOS) MEL - BOS

$616 - $1,421

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  27h 11m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Manchester (MHT) MEL - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$816 - $1,785

Fly to Providence, train  •  28h 39m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Providence (PVD) MEL - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

$873 - $1,886

Fly to Hartford, bus  •  29h 29m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hartford (BDL) MEL - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Hartford to Boston

$682 - $1,548

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  28h 15m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to New York JFK (JFK) MEL - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station

$712 - $1,960

Fly to Newark, train  •  29h 11m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Newark (EWR) MEL - EWR
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station

$1,168 - $2,571

Fly to Provincetown, ferry  •  31h 15m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Provincetown (PVC) MEL - PVC
  2. Take the ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston

$1,234 - $2,499

Fly to Hyannis, bus  •  27h 50m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hyannis (HYA) MEL - HYA
  2. Take the bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA

$1,032 - $2,139

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Boston is to fly which costs $750 - $1,800 and takes 23h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Boston is to fly which costs $750 - $1,800 and takes 23h 26m.

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It is approximately 10583 miles to get from Melbourne to Boston.

It takes approximately 23h 26m to get from Melbourne to Boston, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Boston Airport. The quickest flight takes 20h 55m and has one stopover.

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Boston is 14h behind Melbourne. It is currently 4:19 AM in Melbourne and 2:19 PM in Boston.

Alaska Airlines, Inc., JetBlue Airways, Qantas and United Airlines offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 385+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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  • Distance: 10582.9 miles
  • Duration: 23h 26m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Boston, MA, USA?

United Airlines, Qantas and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Boston every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
23h 47m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via Los Angeles, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via San Francisco, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
27h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
27h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via Los Angeles, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
28h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
29h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,400
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
29h 24m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via San Francisco, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via San Francisco, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
27h 36m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Los Angeles, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
28h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,800
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Los Angeles, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,800
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
23h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via San Francisco, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
25h 49m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,200
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
28h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,000
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,000
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,600 - $13,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 8m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
23h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via San Francisco, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
23h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via Los Angeles, Newark
Ave. Duration
24h 32m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 52m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via San Francisco, Newark
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Los Angeles, Newark
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via San Francisco, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
24h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Los Angeles, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
24h 34m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via San Francisco, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
24h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
24h 16m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 47m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
27h 48m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
27h 58m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 13m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via San Francisco, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 43m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 3m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,600
Flights from Melbourne to Provincetown via San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,600
Flights from Melbourne to Provincetown via Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
38h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,200
Flights from Melbourne to Provincetown via Nadi, San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
34h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to Provincetown via San Francisco, Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
38h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,200
Flights from Melbourne to Hyannis via Los Angeles, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hyannis via San Francisco, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
34h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hyannis via San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,500
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Melbourne to Provincetown via San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,600
Flights from Melbourne to Provincetown via Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
38h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,200
Flights from Melbourne to Provincetown via San Francisco, Denver, Boston
Ave. Duration
38h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,200
Flights from Melbourne to Hyannis via Los Angeles, Boston, Nantucket
Ave. Duration
24h 53m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Flights from Melbourne to Hyannis via San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hyannis via San Francisco, Boston, Nantucket
Ave. Duration
28h 48m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hyannis via San Francisco, Boston, Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
31h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,500
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Melbourne to New York JFK via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,000
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via Los Angeles, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via San Francisco, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Manchester via Los Angeles, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Hartford via Los Angeles, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Vancouver, Newark
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,100
Flights from Melbourne to Providence via Vancouver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,100
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
21h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Melbourne to Boston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Melbourne to Newark via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,600
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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 South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.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 Hartford to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Hartford, CT to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Ferry operators
Boston Harbor Cruises
Phone
+1-877-733-9425
Website
bostonharborcruises.com
Ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
bostonharborcruises.com
Adult
$64
Senior
$60
Child
$41

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