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There are 10 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Needham by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Boston Acela / ...

$97 - $320

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Bus  •  11h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to New York, NY OurBus
  2. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA Manhattan-Newton / ...

$43 - $79

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Bus via South Station  •  11h 13m

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

$59 - $109

Drive  •  7h 39m

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Needham 428.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Reagan Washington to Boston, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) DCA - BOS
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Needham Center

$87 - $226

Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Boston (BOS) BWI - BOS

$96 - $343

Fly Washington Dulles to Boston, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Needham Center

$134 - $432

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, bus  •  6h 23m

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

$199 - $495

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Providence (PVD) DCA - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston
  3. Take the train from Back Bay to Needham Center

$176 - $586

Train to Baltimore, fly to Providence, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Providence (PVD) BWI - PVD
  3. Take the train from Providence to Boston

$135 - $543

UNION STATION station to Needham by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Needham is around 9h 45m and covers a distance of around 465 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 39m. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional and MBTA, the UNION STATION station to Needham service departs from UNION STATION station and arrives in Needham Center. Typically 56 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
9h 45m
Fastest journey time:
7h 39m
Journey distance:
465 miles
Services per week:
56
Cheapest price:
$97
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:45
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Needham walk and train schedules

UNION STATION station → Needham
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The cost-effective way to get from UNION STATION station to Needham is to drive, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Needham is to fly and train which costs $85 - $230 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from UNION STATION station to Needham. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC and arriving at Highland Ave @ May St via Manhattan, NY, Riverside and Newton Highlands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from UNION STATION station station to Needham. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Needham Center via Back Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 14m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Needham is 385 miles. The road distance is 428.2 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Needham without a car is to train which takes 8h 14m and costs $95 - $320.

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from UNION STATION station to Needham, including transfers.

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UNION STATION station to Needham bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Washington, DC station.

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UNION STATION station to Needham train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Needham is to train which takes 8h 14m and costs $95 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $80 and takes 11h 7m.

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  • Distance: 384.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 14m

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Needham, MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $220 - $320 and the journey takes 6h 45m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from UNION STATION station to Needham via New York, NY, Manhattan, NY, Newton, MA, Riverside, and Newton Highlands in around 11h 7m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
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 Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$220 - $320
First Class
$320 - $490
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$80 - $200
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 Washington Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $200
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Back Bay to Needham Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
MBTA
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
gobuses.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
$35 - $55
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 - $50
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
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

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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UNION STATION station to Needham bus services, operated by Go Buses, arrive at Newton, MA station.

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UNION STATION station to Needham train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Needham is 428 miles. It takes approximately 7h 39m to drive from UNION STATION station to Needham.

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

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