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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to South Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Boston  •  2h 54m

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

$85 - $289

Cheapest option

Bus via New York  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 28 Allen St. Washington DC-NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York to Boston, MA New York

$47

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Boston  •  3h 11m

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

$78 - $318

Fly Washington Dulles to Boston  •  3h 24m

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

$84 - $314

Fly Reagan Washington to Providence, train  •  5h 3m

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

$66 - $415

Train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...

$90 - $320

Bus  •  9h 30m

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

$45 - $70

Drive  •  7h 49m

  1. Drive from Washington to South Boston 441.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to South Boston is to bus via New York which costs $47 and takes 10h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to South Boston is to fly which costs $80 - $290 and takes 2h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Boston, Ma. 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 Back Bay Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 52m.

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The distance between Washington and South Boston is 396 miles. The road distance is 441.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to South Boston without a car is to train which takes 6h 52m and costs $90 - $320.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Washington to South Boston, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Washington to South Boston is to fly which takes 2h 54m and costs $80 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $320 and takes 6h 52m, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 9h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to South Boston.
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  • Distance: 395.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Washington to South Boston hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to South Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $220 - $320 and the journey takes 6h 52m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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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
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 4 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 Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $200
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$80 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$220 - $320
First Class
$330 - $490
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 Washington, Dc to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 28 Allen St.
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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

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Washington to South Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston Back Bay Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to South Boston is 442 miles. It takes approximately 7h 49m to drive from Washington to South 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 South Boston bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 852+ hotels available in South Boston. Prices start at $134 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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