How to travel from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA

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Travel Information between Richmond, VA and Boston, MA

distanceDistance473 miles (763 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$47 - $86
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€41) • 12 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $86 (€75) • 3 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, American Airlines or Amtrak

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 473 miles (763 km) to Boston, MA from Richmond, VA. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA.

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from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA

How to get from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Amtrak Northeast Regional
05:35AM11h03
Richmond, VA
04:38PMBoston, MA
$2701One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Amtrak Northeast Regional
05:35AM11h03
Richmond, VA
04:38PMBoston, MA
$2701One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Amtrak Northeast Regional
05:35AM11h03
Richmond, VA
04:38PMBoston, MA
$2701One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak Northeast Regional
06:54AM11h36
Richmond, VA
06:30PMBoston, MA
$2701One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best route from Richmond to Boston with FlixBus, Amtrak and American Airlines. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between Richmond and Boston, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      American Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the USA and the world; they offer Main Cabin, Business and First Class tickets for your travel from Richmond to Boston.

        FAQs: Travel from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA

        FAQs: Travel to Boston, MA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel between Richmond, VA and Boston, MA including taking a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Boston, MA from Richmond, VA is by taking a bus, which costs on average $47 (€41).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA:

        Taking a bus costs $39 (€34) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $86 (€75).

        Taking a bus costs $15 (€14) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $62 (€54).

        The fastest way to get to Boston, MA from Richmond, VA is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 34 min.

        Other travel options to Boston, MA take longer:

        Bus takes 12 h 30 min on average.

        Getting to Boston, MA by train takes 10 h 59 min on average.

        The distance is approximately 473 miles (763 km) from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA.

        The average frequency per day from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.
        • 2 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA:

          The following travel companies offer services from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA:

          • Travel with FlixBus or Greyhound for buses to Boston, MA. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Richmond, VA to Boston, MA tickets on Omio for $47 (€41).
          • Travel with American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Republic Airlines or United for flights to Boston, MA. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Spirit Airlines Richmond, VA to Boston, MA tickets on Omio for $86 (€75).
          • Amtrak or Amtrak Acela can take you to Boston, MA by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA for $62 (€54).

          Yes, there are direct routes from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA with the following travel companies:

          • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Boston, MA with FlixBus.
          • You can find 2 direct trains per day to Boston, MA with Amtrak.

          Direct services to Boston, MA tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

          Your trip from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA doesn't have to end in Boston, MA. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York, NY, Providence, RI, Newark, NJ, Washington, DC or Philadelphia, PA. If you’d like to add New York, NY, Providence, RI, Newark, NJ, Washington, DC or Philadelphia, PA to your Richmond, VA to Boston, MA tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Boston, MA today!

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