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from Washington, DC to Boston

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Travel Information to Boston from Washington, DC

distanceDistance393 miles (634 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$31 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€24) • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $156 (€125) • 1 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited, Flixbus or Amtrak

Travel 393 miles (634 km) by flight, bus or train between Washington, DC and Boston. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are United, Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Washington, DC to Boston.

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What are the ways to get from Washington, DC to Boston?

There are 3 travel options from Washington, DC to Boston: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Boston?

The cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Boston is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $31 (€24) compared to other travel options to Boston:

Taking a bus is about $125 (€101) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $156 (€125) for this journey.

A bus is $60 (€48) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Washington, DC to Boston costing on average $91 (€73).

What is the fastest way from Washington, DC to Boston?

The fastest way from Washington, DC to Boston is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 23 min.

There are alternative travel options to Boston that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Boston by train can take on average 7 h 58 min.

What is the distance between Washington, DC and Boston?

The distance from Washington, DC to Boston is approximately 393 miles (634 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Washington, DC to Boston?

The average frequency per day from Washington, DC to Boston is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Washington, DC and Boston as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Washington, DC to Boston, where do I depart from Washington, DC and where do I arrive in Boston?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Washington, DC to Boston:

    Which travel companies can get me from Washington, DC to Boston?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Washington, DC to Boston:

    • You can travel between Washington, DC and Boston by flight with United. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $156 (€125) with United from Washington, DC to Boston.
    • You can take a bus from Washington, DC to Boston with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $31 (€24) with Flixbus from Washington, DC to Boston.
    • You can travel by train between Washington, DC and Boston with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Washington, DC to Boston tickets for $91 (€73) on Omio.
    Where should I go next after I travel to Boston from Washington, DC?
    Your trip from Washington, DC to Boston doesn't have to end in Boston. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’d like to add New York City, London or Paris to your Washington, DC to Boston tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Boston today!
    How early should I book Washington, DC to Boston tickets online to score the best deals?

    When planning your trip from Washington, DC to Boston, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets cost on average $156 (€125) one way.
    • Bus tickets are costing on average $31 (€24) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $91 (€73) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Washington, DC to Boston online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Washington, DC
    Washington DC Union Station
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