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There are 9 ways to get from Richmond, CA to Boston by subway, plane, train, ferry, bus or car

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BART to San Francisco, fly to Boston  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Boston (BOS) SFO - BOS

$144 - $363

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Fly Oakland to Boston  •  9h 30m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Boston (BOS) OAK - BOS

$193 - $429

BART to San Jose, fly to Boston  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the BART from Richmond to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Boston (BOS) SJC - BOS

$173 - $520

Train to Sacramento, fly to Boston  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Sacramento
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Boston (BOS) SMF - BOS

$172 - $327

BART to San Francisco, fly to Provincetown, ferry  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Provincetown (PVC) SFO - PVC
  3. Take the ferry from Provincetown Ferry Terminal to Boston

$472 - $1,051

Train, bus  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York
  3. Take the bus from New York to Boston South Buses

$343 - $446

Train  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$315 - $448

Bus  •  3 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Newark
  3. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses

$340 - $495

Drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Richmond, CA to Boston 3110.8 miles

$300 - $440

Richmond, CA to Boston by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Richmond, CA and Boston is around 3 days 3h and covers a distance of around 3420 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 3h. Operated by Amtrak, Chicago Transit (CTA), D&W Bus and others, the Richmond, CA to Boston service departs from Richmond and arrives in Boston South Buses. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3 days 3h
Fastest journey time:
3 days 3h
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$343
Carbon emissions:
405 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:22
Last service departs at:
09:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Richmond, CA to Boston train, walk and bus schedules

Richmond, CA → Boston
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The most affordable way to get from Richmond, CA to Boston is to BART and fly, which costs $140 - $370 and takes 8h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond, CA to Boston is to BART and fly which costs $140 - $370 and takes 8h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond, CA to Boston. However, there are services departing from MacDonald Av & 27th St and arriving at Boston South Buses via Thomas L Berkeley Way, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond, CA to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Richmond and arriving at Boston South Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1h.

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The distance between Richmond, CA and Boston is 2700 miles. The road distance is 3110.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond, CA to Boston without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 23h and costs $340 - $450.

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It takes approximately 8h 11m to get from Richmond, CA to Boston, including transfers.

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Richmond, CA to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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Richmond, CA to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Richmond station.

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The best way to get from Richmond, CA to Boston is to fly which takes 9h 30m and costs $190 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $450 and takes 3 days 1h, you could also bus, which costs $340 - $500 and takes 3 days 14h.

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  • Distance: 2700.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 11m

What companies run services between Richmond, CA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and two other airlines fly from Richmond, CA to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Richmond, CA to Boston via Chicago Union Station in around 3 days 1h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Newark, Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Raleigh/Durham, Boston
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sacramento to Boston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Provincetown via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Flights from Oakland to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
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 Richmond to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Richmond to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Bus operators
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
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 San Francisco to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 days 17h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$270 - $380
Flexible
$380 - $550
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
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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Richmond, CA to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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

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