There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Boulder by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Denver (DEN) DCA - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$132 - $452

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Fly from Washington Dulles, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Denver (DEN) IAD - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$148 - $719

Train to Baltimore, fly, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Denver (DEN) BWI - DEN
  3. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$205 - $859

Train, drive  •  42 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak
  3. Drive from Granby Amtrak to Boulder

$258 - $750

Bus  •  43 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Denver, Co 1683 / ...

$170 - $434

Train, bus  •  46 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Denver, CO 1401

$235 - $488

Drive  •  27 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Boulder 1709.2 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Boulder is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 27 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Boulder is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $460 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Boulder. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at 28th St & Arapahoe Ave via Harrisburg, Pa and 18th St & California St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 53 min.

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The distance between Washington and Boulder is 1511 miles. The road distance is 1709.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Boulder without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 53 min and costs $170 - $440.

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Washington to Boulder, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 50 min.

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Washington to Boulder bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Denver, Co station.

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Boulder is 2 h behind Washington. It is currently 9:46 PM in Washington and 7:46 PM in Boulder.

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  • Distance: 1510.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Boulder, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Boulder via Harrisburg, Pa, Denver, Co, and 18th St & California St in around 43 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Denver via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Denver via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Denver via Covington
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Denver via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Denver via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Denver via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Denver via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Denver via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Denver via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Denver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
Regional Transportation District
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
rtd-denver.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 Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
38 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$300 - $390
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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Boulder is 1709 miles. It takes approximately 27 h 3 min to drive from Washington to Boulder.

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Air Canada, Frontier Airlines, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Denver Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Boulder. Prices start at $107 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 - $4.

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