How to travel from Washington, DC to Boston

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from Washington, DC to Boston

You can get from Washington, DC to Boston by train, bus or flight.

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flight

To get from Washington, DC to Boston on Nov 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA1h33 07:33PMEdward L. Logan International Airport, MA
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1561One-way
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02:05PMUnion Station7h49 09:54PMBack Bay Station, MA
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1391One-way
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08:00AMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA1h36 09:36AMEdward L. Logan International Airport, MA
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1561One-way
08:33AMDulles International Airport, VA1h36 10:09AMEdward L. Logan International Airport, MA
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1561One-way
09:00AMRonald Reagan National Airport, VA1h40 10:40AMEdward L. Logan International Airport, MA
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1561One-way

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Travel Information from Washington, DC to Boston

distanceDistance393 miles (634 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$51 - $175
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $51 (€49) • 9 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $106 (€103) • 1 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, United or Amtrak

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 393 miles (634 km) from Washington, DC to Boston. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $51 (€49). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Washington, DC to Boston.

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Travel Tips: Travel to Boston 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 Washington, DC to Boston.
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There are 4 travel options from Washington, DC to Boston: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Boston is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $51 (€49) compared to other travel options to Boston:

A bus is $56 (€54) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Washington, DC to Boston costing on average $106 (€103).

A bus is generally $124 (€120) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $175 (€169) from Washington, DC to Boston.

The fastest way from Washington, DC to Boston is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 24 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 9 h 40 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 44 min   on average.

Boston is approximately 393 miles (634 km) away from Washington, DC.

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

  • 6 buses per day.
  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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 by bus from Washington, DC to Boston with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Washington, DC to Boston tickets for $51 (€49) on Omio.
    • You can travel by plane to Boston from Washington, DC with United, and you can find United Washington, DC to Boston tickets for $106 (€103) on Omio.
    • You can travel by train between Washington, DC and Boston with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Washington, DC to Boston tickets for $175 (€169) on Omio.

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

    • You'll find 1 direct bus per day with.
    • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and travel with Amtrak or Amtrak.

    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.

    Many of our customers traveling from Washington, DC to Boston don't make Boston their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Boston are New York City, London or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Boston to any of these top destinations today!

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

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $51 (€49) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost on average $106 (€103) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $175 (€169) one way on average.

    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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