There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Boston  •  2h 55m

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

$75 - $360

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Bus  •  9h 30m

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

$22 - $70

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  3h 13m

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

$110 - $478

Fly Washington Dulles to Boston  •  3h 24m

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

$104 - $454

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, bus  •  4h 48m

  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

$151 - $622

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5h 8m

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

$112 - $515

Train to Baltimore, fly to Manchester, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Manchester (MHT) BWI - MHT
  3. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$176 - $560

Train  •  6h 56m

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

$55 - $210

Bus via New York  •  9h 45m

  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

$72 - $100

Drive  •  7h 48m

  1. Drive from Washington to Boston 440.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Boston is to bus which costs $22 - $70 and takes 9h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Boston is to fly which costs $70 - $360 and takes 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Boston South Buses. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Washington and Boston is 396 miles. The road distance is 440.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Boston without a car is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs $55 - $210.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Washington to Boston, including transfers.

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Washington to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Boston is to fly which takes 2h 55m and costs $70 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $210 and takes 6h 56m, you could also bus, which costs $22 - $70 and takes 9h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Boston.
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  • Distance: 396.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Boston hourly. 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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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
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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
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
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
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
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 South Buses
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
flixbus.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 30m
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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 24m.

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Washington to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Washington to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Boston is 441 miles. It takes approximately 7h 48m to drive from Washington to Boston.

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

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Book your Washington to Boston train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Washington to Boston bus tickets online with Greyhound and FlixBus.

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There are 618+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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