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Search bus, train, flight tickets from Washington, D.C. to Boston

There are 2 bus companies operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Acela Express, Northeast Regional, 5 airlines operating 4 routes. The cheapest bus costs $55 and is 10h 20min. The cheapest train costs $77 and is 7h 40min. The cheapest flight costs $40 and is 1h 30min.

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Bus
Washington to Boston
$55
9h 40min
Train
WAS to BOS
$78
7h 41min
Flight
DCA to BOS
$78
1h 30min
Bus
Washington to Chelsea
$59
13h 7min
Flight
IAD to BOS
$68
1h 41min
Bus
Washington to Everett
$59
13h 6min
Train
ALX to BOS
$79
7h 49min
Flight
BWI to BOS
$40
1h 27min
Flight
DCA to ORH
$266
5h 36min
Bus
Silver Spring to Boston
$59
12h 54min
Drive
Washington, D.C. to Boston
$41
9h 50min

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

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

There are several bus companies - Greyhound, Peter Pan / Greyhound - scheduled to run from Washington, D.C. to Boston. 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 Washington, D.C. to Boston. But, because the flight only takes 1h 27min 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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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.

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