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There are 4 bus companies operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Acela Express, Northeast Regional, 5 airlines operating 4 routes. The cheapest bus costs $49 and is 9h 20min. The cheapest train costs $77 and is 7h 40min. The cheapest flight costs $40 and is 1h 39min.

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Bus
Boston to Washington
$49
9h 20min
Train
BOS to WAS
$78
7h 41min
Flight
BOS to DCA
$153
1h 45min
Flight
BOS to IAD
$82
1h 42min
Bus
Chelsea to Washington
$80
12h 9min
Train
BOS to ALX
$79
7h 49min
Flight
BOS to BWI
$40
1h 39min
Bus
Everett to Washington
$80
12h 4min
Bus
Boston to Silver Spring
$59
12h 54min
Flight
ORH to DCA
$266
5h 36min
Drive
Boston to Washington, D.C.
$41
9h 50min

What is the best way to travel from Boston to Washington, D.C.?

There are 4 ways to travel from Boston to Washington, D.C.. 4 buses, 2 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The flight operated by Spirit Airlines running from BOS to BWI is the cheapest. The flight operated by Spirit Airlines running from BOS to BWI is the fastest. The flight operated by jetBlue running from BOS to DCA is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between Boston and Washington, D.C.?

There are several bus companies - Greyhound, Bonanza / Peter Pan, Peter Pan / Greyhound, Peter Pan - scheduled to run from Boston to Washington, D.C.. Since there are multiple companies, this should increase your chances of finding a cheaper or discount bus ticket. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Boston to Washington, D.C.. But, because the flight only takes 1h 39min and costs $40, we recommend the flight. Although, the prices for flights vary drastically more so than buses or trains, so as you get closer to your date of travel, the likelihood of finding a cheap flight gets smaller.

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Boston airports, bus, and train stations

BBY Boston Back Bay Station
1.1 miles from Boston
BOS Boston South Station
0.5 miles from Boston
BOS General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl
airport · 2.8 miles from Boston

Washington, D.C. airports, bus, and train stations

WAS Washington Union Station
1.6 miles from Washington, D.C.
DCA Ronald Reagan Washington Natl
airport · 3 miles from Washington, D.C.
IAD Washington Dulles Intl
airport · 22.8 miles from Washington, D.C.
ALX Alexandria Amtrak
6.3 miles from Washington, D.C.
BWI Baltimore Washington Intl
airport · 27.6 miles from Washington, D.C.