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There are 6 ways to get from Richmond to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Richmond  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Boston (BOS) RIC - BOS

$104 - $348

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Bus via New York  •  17h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, VA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to Boston South Buses New York

$69 - $73

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Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) DCA - BOS

$126 - $327

Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Boston N2605 / ...

Train  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Boston South Station Northeast Regional

$110 - $240

Drive  •  9h 37m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Boston 543.8 miles

$50 - $80

Richmond to Boston by buses

The bus journey time between Richmond and Boston is around 12h 53m and covers a distance of around 563 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 15m. Services are operated by FlixBus-us. Typically 18 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12h 53m
Fastest bus time:
12h 15m
Buses per week:
18
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
112 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:30
Last bus departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Richmond to Boston bus schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Boston is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Boston is to fly which costs $100 - $350 and takes 3h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond and arriving at Boston. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 58m.

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The distance between Richmond and Boston is 477 miles. The road distance is 543.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 12h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Richmond to Boston, including transfers.

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Richmond to Boston bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Richmond station.

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Richmond to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Boston is to fly which takes 3h 41m and costs $100 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 15m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $240 and takes 13h 58m.

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  • Distance: 477 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines fly from Richmond to Boston every 2 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus-us operates a bus from Richmond to Boston twice daily, and the journey takes 12h 15m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Richmond to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Richmond to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Flights from Richmond to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Richmond to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
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 Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
13h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$110 - $240
Business Class Seat
$170 - $310
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Richmond to Boston
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Number 1 Bus
Phone
NYC: 1-212-966-8801
Website
number1bus.com
Bus from Richmond, VA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $38
Schedules at
number1bus.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

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 32m.

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Richmond to Boston bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Boston station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Boston is 544 miles. It takes approximately 9h 37m to drive from Richmond to Boston.

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American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to Boston Airport.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 53 min and costs $2.

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