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from Washington, DC to Boston

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Wed
Jan 26
$104Amtrak
$44Flixbus
$109American Airlines
Thu
Jan 27
$65Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$67American Airlines
Fri
Jan 28
$64Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Sat
Jan 29
$52Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$68American Airlines
Mon
Jan 31
$51Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Wed
Feb 2
$39Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$41American Airlines
Fri
Feb 4
$65Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$43American Airlines
Sat
Feb 5
$39Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$43American Airlines
Mon
Feb 7
$39Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Tue
Feb 8
$39Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$42American Airlines
Wed
Feb 9
$51Amtrak
$29Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Sun
Feb 13
$65Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$42American Airlines
Mon
Feb 14
$39Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$42American Airlines

Travel Information between Washington, DC and Boston

distanceDistance393 miles (634 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€24) • 9 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $42 (€35) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, American Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 393 miles (634 km) to Boston from Washington, DC. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). 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 Washington, DC to Boston.

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FAQs

How do I travel from Washington, DC to Boston?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Boston from Washington, DC is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Boston:

A bus is $13 (€11) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Washington, DC to Boston costing on average $42 (€35).

Taking a bus is about $10 (€8) less than taking a train, which costs on average $39 (€33) for this trip.

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 30 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 53 min   of travel time.

How far is Boston from Washington, DC?

The Washington, DC to Boston distance is around 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:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Washington, DC and Boston, what are the departure and arrival points in Washington, DC and Boston?

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

    Who 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 take a bus from Washington, DC to Boston with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $29 (€24) with Flixbus from Washington, DC to Boston.
    • You can travel to Boston from Washington, DC by flight with American Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $42 (€35) with American Airlines 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 $39 (€33) on Omio.

    Can I find a direct route to Boston from Washington, DC?

    Yes, there are direct services available from Washington, DC to Boston with the following travel companies:

    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak or Amtrak with 10 direct trains per day.

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

    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Washington, DC to Boston?

    Looking to extend your trip from Washington, DC to Boston? Many Omio customers who go from Washington, DC to Boston usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you're looking to explore New York City, London or Paris from Boston, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    How early should I purchase tickets from Washington, DC to Boston online for the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets cost $29 (€24) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing $42 (€35) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $39 (€33) 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.