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

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Fly to Boston  •  3h 43m

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

$49 - $290

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  6h 59m

  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

$185 - $672

Train via New York  •  14h 38m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Penn Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$98 - $218

Bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY Raleigh
  2. Take the bus from New York to Boston South Buses New York

$70 - $90

Train  •  15h 26m

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

$144 - $297

Bus via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd  •  17h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to New York, Ny 1008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses 2504 / ...

$78 - $116

Drive  •  12h 25m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Boston 722.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to fly which costs $45 - $290 and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Boston. However, there are services departing from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC and arriving at Boston South Buses via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 25m.

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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 Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 38m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Boston is 613 miles. The road distance is 722.2 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 38m and costs $95 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Raleigh to Boston, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Boston bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC station.

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

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Boston.
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  • Distance: 613.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

JetBlue Airways, Delta and four other airlines fly from Raleigh to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Boston via New York Penn Station in around 14h 38m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
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 Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
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 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $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 Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
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
Website
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 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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GoTo Bus
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
luckystarbus.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, Nc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to fly which takes 3h 43m and costs $45 - $290. Alternatively, you can train via New York, which costs $95 - $220 and takes 14h 38m, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $90 and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 53m.

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Raleigh to Boston bus services, operated by Lucky Star Bus, 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 722 miles. It takes approximately 12h 25m to drive from Raleigh to Boston.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Boston Airport.

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Book your Raleigh to Boston train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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There are 618+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 29 min and costs $2 - $3.

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