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There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Boston  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Boston (BOS) RDU - BOS

$54 - $169

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Bus  •  18h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Richmond Atlanta
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Boston FlixBus

$40 - $76

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Manchester (MHT) RDU - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$174 - $423

Train via New York  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$98 - $218

Train  •  15h 39m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Boston South Station Northeast Regional

$144 - $297

Bus via Newark  •  16h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh to Newark "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses Phil / ...

$71 - $116

Drive  •  12h 26m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Boston 700.3 miles

$65 - $100

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The cost-effective way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to bus, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 18h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to fly which costs $50 - $170 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Boston. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Boston South Buses via Raleigh and Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh station to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Union Station and arriving at Boston South Station via New York Moynihan Train Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 48m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Boston is 613 miles. The road distance is 700.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Boston without a car is to train via New York which takes 14h 48m and costs $95 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Raleigh to Boston, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh station.

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Raleigh to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Union Station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to fly which takes 3h 40m and costs $50 - $170. Alternatively, you can train via New York, which costs $95 - $220 and takes 14h 48m, you could also bus via Newark, which costs $70 - $120 and takes 16h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Boston.
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  • Distance: 613.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Boston via New York Moynihan Train Hall in around 14h 48m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
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
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
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 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
Train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
11h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$110 - $250
Business Class Seat
$180 - $320
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 Raleigh to Newark
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Richmond to Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 51m.

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Raleigh to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Raleigh to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Boston is 700 miles. It takes approximately 12h 26m to drive from Raleigh to Boston.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Boston Airport.

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