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There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Boston by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Vancouver to Boston

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Boston (BOS)

Shuttle to Bellingham, fly to Boston

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Bellingham Airport, WA
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Boston (BOS)

Fly Vancouver to Providence, train

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Providence (PVD)
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

Fly Vancouver to Manchester, bus

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Geneva - Waterloo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Geneva - Waterloo, NY to Boston, MA

Drive

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Boston

Vancouver to Boston by train

The train journey time between Vancouver and Boston is around 3 days 10h and covers a distance of around 3314 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 24m. The fastest train normally takes 3 days 10h. Services are operated by Amtrak. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2 days 21h
Layover time:
13h 24m
Total time:
3 days 10h

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3 days 10h
Train distance:
3314 miles
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$320
Carbon emissions:
279 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:35
Last train departs at:
06:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vancouver to Boston train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into United States from Canada

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Canada and Mexico land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
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Considerations leaving from Canada

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Boston is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Boston is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Boston is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Boston is to fly which costs $200 - $800 and takes 8h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Vancouver to Boston is to fly which takes 8h 8m and costs $200 - $800.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to Boston. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at Boston via Everett Amtrak Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Boston is 2515 miles. The road distance is 3242.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Boston without a car is to train which takes 2 days 23h and costs $400 - $600.

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It takes approximately 8h 8m to get from Vancouver to Boston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Boston is to fly which takes 8h 8m and costs $200 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $400 - $600 and takes 2 days 23h.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 28m.

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Vancouver to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Boston.
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  • Distance: 2515.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 8m

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Boston, MA, USA?

Air Canada, WestJet and five other airlines fly from Vancouver to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Boston via Everett Amtrak Station and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Bellingham to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
11h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Bellingham to Boston via Seattle, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Bellingham to Boston via Seattle, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Manchester via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $700
Flights from Bellingham to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Bellingham to Boston via Seattle, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 23m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Seattle, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13h 29m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$480 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Las Vegas, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Seattle, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Manchester via Denver, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
12h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$75 - $110
Business Seat - Child
$70 - $110
First Class - Adult
$120 - $180
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $180
First Class - Child
$120 - $170
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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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 Vancouver to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
44h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $700
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Seat
$440 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 days 20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$400 - $460
Business
$500 - $850
Economy
$500 - $600
EconomyPlus
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Geneva - Waterloo, NY
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Geneva - Waterloo, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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