There are 8 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Washington Dulles to Boston  •  1h 46m

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

$97 - $446

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Bus via New York  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from L'Enfant Plaza Station to Manhattan, NY Alexandria-Manhattan
  2. Take the bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Boston FlixBus

$40 - $60

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Fly Washington Dulles to Manchester, bus  •  3h 50m

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

$253 - $844

Fly Washington Dulles to Providence, train  •  4h 10m

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

$144 - $3,642

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Boston  •  3h 33m

  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

$82 - $368

Train  •  8h 36m

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

$66 - $222

Bus  •  11h 44m

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

$56 - $86

Drive  •  8h 11m

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston 462.5 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is to bus via New York which costs $40 - $60 and takes 11h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is to fly which costs $95 - $450 and takes 1h 46m.

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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 via L'Enfant Plaza Station and 300 W 31st St, NYC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 15m.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Boston is 411 miles. The road distance is 462.5 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 8h 36m and costs $65 - $230.

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It takes approximately 1h 46m 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 Go Buses, depart from L'Enfant Plaza Station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is to fly which takes 1h 46m and costs $95 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $230 and takes 8h 36m, you could also bus via New York, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 11h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Boston 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: 1h 46m

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

United Airlines flies from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston 5 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 56m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Washington Dulles to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
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 Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $210
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270
Bus operators
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 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
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
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from L'Enfant Plaza Station to Manhattan, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
gobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
flixbus.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, Dc to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston is 463 miles. It takes approximately 8h 11m to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Boston.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Boston Airport.

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