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There are 9 ways to get from UNION STATION station to South Station by plane, train, subway, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Boston

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

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Washington DC to Boston

Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston

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

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston

  1. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS)

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train

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

Train to Baltimore, fly to Providence, train

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Boston

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York
  2. Take the bus from 36th St & 11th Ave NY to Boston South Buses

Drive

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to South Station

UNION STATION station to South Station by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and South Station is around 7h 51m and covers a distance of around 455 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 51m. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the UNION STATION station to South Station service departs from UNION STATION station and arrives in Boston. Typically 97 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
7h 51m
Fastest journey time:
6h 51m
Journey distance:
455 miles
Services per week:
97
Cheapest price:
$29
Carbon emissions:
38 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 South Station walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to South Station is to night bus which costs $22 - $35 and takes 10h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from UNION STATION station to South Station is to fly which takes 3h 16m and costs $75 - $220.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Washington DC and arriving at Boston. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 53m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and South Station is 395 miles. The road distance is 434.4 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to South Station without a car is to train which takes 6h 57m and costs $29 - $450.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from UNION STATION station to South Station, including transfers.

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UNION STATION station to South Station bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington DC station.

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UNION STATION station to South Station 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 South Station is to fly which takes 3h 16m and costs $75 - $220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $29 - $450 and takes 6h 57m, you could also bus, which costs $55 - $75 and takes 9h 50m.

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Map of how to get from UNION STATION station to South Station.
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  • Distance: 394.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 16m

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

JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines fly from UNION STATION station to South Station every 30 minutes. 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 53m. 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 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Baltimore to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
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 58m
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
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $50
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$29 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $95
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 53m
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

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$35 - $45
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave NY to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Washington DC to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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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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UNION STATION station to South Station bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to South Station is 434 miles. It takes approximately 7h 46m to drive from UNION STATION station to South Station.

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