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There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Boston by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Boston  •  3h 32m

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

$104 - $389

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to New York, Ny 1008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$72 - $196

5 alternative options

Fly to Providence, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Providence (PVD) RDU - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station

$131 - $425

Train via New York Penn Station  •  14h 33m

  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 Express / ...

$199 - $554

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  15h 24m

  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

$147 - $337

Bus Wanda Coach  •  15h 30m

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

$85

Drive  •  12h 19m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Boston 702.7 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 12h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to fly which costs $100 - $390 and takes 3h 32m.

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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, MA via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 30m.

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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 33m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Boston is 613 miles. The road distance is 702.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Boston without a car is to train which takes 14h 33m and costs $190 - $600.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m 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, arrive at Raleigh Union Station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Boston is to fly which takes 3h 32m and costs $100 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $600 and takes 14h 33m, you could also bus, which costs $85 and takes 15h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Boston.
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  • Distance: 613.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

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 Penn Station in around 14h 33m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
11h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Business Seat
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
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
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
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.

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 Raleigh, Nc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 46m.

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Raleigh to Boston bus services, operated by Lucky Star Bus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Boston is 703 miles. It takes approximately 12h 19m to drive from Raleigh to Boston.

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

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There are 746+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $99 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 26m and costs $2 - $3.

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