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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  •  3h 28m

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

$52 - $147

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Bus via Washington DC  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Boston FlixBus

$25 - $33

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  3h 45m

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

$102 - $385

Fly Washington Dulles to Boston, subway  •  3h 54m

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

$56 - $452

Fly Reagan Washington to Manchester, bus  •  5h 15m

  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

$124 - $455

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5h 38m

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

$65 - $158

Train to Baltimore, fly to Manchester, bus  •  5h 21m

  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

$159 - $453

Train  •  7h 22m

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

$60 - $204

Bus  •  9h 56m

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

$52 - $69

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Washington to Harvard University 438.4 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Harvard University is to bus via Washington DC which costs $25 - $35 and takes 9h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Harvard University is to fly and subway which costs $50 - $150 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Harvard University. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Harvard via South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 22m.

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The distance between Washington and Harvard University is 395 miles. The road distance is 438.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Harvard University without a car is to train which takes 7h 22m and costs $60 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Washington to Harvard University, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Harvard University is to train which takes 7h 22m and costs $60 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $70 and takes 9h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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

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  • Distance: 394.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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

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. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington, Dc to Boston South Buses 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 9h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $210
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
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 Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
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.

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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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Harvard University is 438 miles. It takes approximately 7h 45m 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 630+ hotels available in Harvard University. 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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