How to get 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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To get from Washington, DC to Boston on 18 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:25Union Station8h04 21:29Back Bay Station, MA
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16:02Union Station8h08 00:10Back Bay Station, MA
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Travel Information to Boston from Washington, DC

distanceDistance393 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£40 - £102
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £40 • 6 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £102 • 1 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, United or Amtrak

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 393 miles between Washington, DC and 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £40. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, United or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Washington, DC to Boston.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel between Washington, DC and Boston. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Boston. Tickets for a train cost on average £40.

This is compared to other travel options to Boston:

A train journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Boston by coach, which costs on average £41 for the same trip.

A train journey is usually £61 less than a journey to Boston by plane, which costs on average £102 for the same trip.

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

Other travel options between Washington, DC and Boston can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Boston by coach can take on average 9 h 40 min.

In comparison, getting to Boston by train can take on average 6 h 49 min.

The distance between Washington, DC and Boston is around 393 miles.

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

  • Around 7 coaches per day.
  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers 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 coach from Washington, DC to Boston with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Washington, DC to Boston tickets for £41 on Omio.
    • You can go to Boston from Washington, DC by plane with United. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £102 with United from Washington, DC to Boston on Omio.
    • You can go to Boston from Washington, DC by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for £40 with Amtrak from Washington, DC to Boston on Omio.

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

    • You can find around 1 direct coach per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus.
    • You can travel directly by plane with American Airlines, United or JetBlue Airways with direct flights per day.
    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak or Amtrak with 12 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 change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets 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 holiday 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.

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

    • Coach tickets cost on average £41 one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing £102 one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost £40 one way on average.

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

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