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

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Fly Reagan Washington to Boston, subway  •  3 h 29 min

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

$88 - $292

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Bus Eastern Bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station Northbound
  2. Take the bus from 7 Av/W 36 St to Boston, MA - South Station Ny

$42 - $52

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  3 h 40 min

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

$101 - $369

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston, subway  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS
  3. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard

$89 - $319

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Manchester (MHT) DCA - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$153 - $452

Train to Baltimore, fly to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Manchester (MHT) BWI - MHT
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$201 - $779

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$70 - $468

Train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$214 - $561

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 56 min

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

$49 - $114

Drive  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Harvard University 438.3 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Harvard University is to bus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 9 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Harvard University is to fly and subway which costs $85 - $300 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Washington and Harvard University is 395 miles. The road distance is 438.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Harvard University without a car is to train which takes 7 h 13 min and costs $210 - $600.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Washington to Harvard University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Harvard University is to train which takes 7 h 13 min and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 9 h 41 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Harvard University is 438 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to drive from Washington to Harvard University.

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

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There are 766+ hotels available in Harvard University. Prices start at $135 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 394.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Harvard University every 4 hours. Tickets cost $210 - $600 and the journey takes 6 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Harvard University via New York, NY - Penn Station, 7 Av/W 36 St, Boston, MA - South Station, South Station, and Harvard in around 9 h 41 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
MBTA
Website
mbta.com
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
mbta.com
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
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 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$210 - $390
First Class Seat
$330 - $600
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
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 Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 7 Av/W 36 St to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
boltbus.com

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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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