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There are 7 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Washington Dulles to Boston  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS

$80 - $303

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma 2554 / ...

$54 - $136

5 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Providence, train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Providence (PVD) IAD - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station

$126 - $612

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Boston  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) DCA - BOS

$92 - $296

Train  •  8 h 59 min

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

$220 - $614

Bus via New York, NY  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$64 - $92

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston 465.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Boston, MA via Arlington, VA and New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Boston is 411 miles. The road distance is 465.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston without a car is to train which takes 8 h 59 min and costs $220 - $650.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston bus services, operated by Vamoose Bus, depart from Arlington, VA station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is to fly which takes 1 h 31 min and costs $80 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $220 - $650 and takes 8 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston.
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  • Distance: 411.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways and United Airlines fly from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $210 - $600 and the journey takes 6 h 58 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
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 Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$210 - $390
First Class Seat
$330 - $600
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is 465 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston.

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JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $135 USD per night.

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