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There are 7 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Boston

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Boston

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Fly to Providence, train

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Providence (PVD)
  2. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay

Fly to Manchester, bus

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York City
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

Bus via Central

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge
Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Cambridge
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge is to bus which costs $35 - $60 and takes 10h 54m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge is to fly which takes 2h and costs $75 - $210.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Boston via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Cambridge is 397 miles. The road distance is 438.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 7h 55m and costs $30 - $460.

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge is to fly which takes 2h and costs $75 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $460 and takes 7h 55m, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 10h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 397.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Cambridge, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $450 and the journey takes 6h 48m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $13
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$28 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $90
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$60 - $230
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$110 - $400
Business Seat - Adult
$120 - $450
First Class - Child 2-12
$160 - $320
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$300 - $600
First Class - Adult
$330 - $650
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$29 - $95
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $190
Business Class Seat
$100 - $250
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.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 Washington to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from New York to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge is 438 miles. It takes approximately 7h 53m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cambridge.

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Delta, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport.

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