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There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Harvard Square by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Boston  •  3h 22m

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

$87 - $219

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Bus via New York  •  10h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Dupont Cir, Washington DC to 36th St & 11th Ave New York / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St to Cambridge, MA Manhattan-Cambridge / ...

$43 - $70

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  3h 34m

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

$82 - $327

Fly Washington Dulles to Boston, subway  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS
  2. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard

$96 - $374

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, bus  •  5h 7m

  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

$178 - $297

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5h 28m

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

$110 - $678

Train to Baltimore, fly to Manchester, bus  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport 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

$268 - $785

Train  •  7h 19m

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

$60 - $203

Bus  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Boston N2605 / ...

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Washington to Harvard Square 434.3 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Harvard Square is to bus via New York which costs $40 - $75 and takes 10h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Harvard Square is to fly which costs $85 - $220 and takes 3h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Harvard Square. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Harvard via South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between Washington and Harvard Square is 395 miles. The road distance is 434.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Harvard Square without a car is to train which takes 7h 19m and costs $60 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from Washington to Harvard Square, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Harvard Square is to fly which takes 3h 22m and costs $85 - $220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $210 and takes 7h 19m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 10h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 28m.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Harvard Square.
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  • Distance: 394.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Harvard Square, Middlesex County, MA, USA?

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines fly from Washington to Harvard Square 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 7h 1m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
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 Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $200
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 Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
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
7h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
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
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Dupont Cir, Washington DC to 36th St & 11th Ave
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St to Cambridge, MA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
gobuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Harvard Square is 434 miles. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Washington to Harvard Square.

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

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There are 387+ hotels available in Harvard Square. 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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