Boston to Washington, D.C.

Cheapest

Flight

Cheapest $40

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 39min

Most Convenient

Flight

Most Convenient

There are 4 bus companies, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Acela Express, Northeast Regional, 5 airlines from Boston to Washington, D.C.. 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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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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Bus from Boston to Washington from $49 with Greyhound, Bonanza / Peter Pan, Peter Pan / Greyhound

Bus
Boston to Washington
$49
9h 20min
  • Greyhound $63
    Bus 10h 20min
    Boston
    10h 20min · Bus
    Washington
  • Bonanza / Peter Pan $114
    Bus 10h 30min
    Boston
    10h 30min · Bus
    Washington
  • Peter Pan / Greyhound $49
    Bus 9h 20min
    Boston
    9h 20min · Bus
    Washington

Train from BOS Boston to WAS Washington from $78 with Amtrak

Train
BOS to WAS
$78
7h 41min
  • Amtrak $77
    Train · 1 stop 7h 40min
    BBY
    7h 40min · Train Acela Express
    WAS
  • Amtrak $78
    Train · 1 stop 7h 41min
    BOS
    7h 41min · Train Northeast Regional
    WAS

Flight from BOS Boston to DCA Washington from $153 with jetBlue

Flight
BOS to DCA
$153
1h 45min
BOS
1h 45min · Flight
DCA

Flight from BOS Boston to IAD Washington from $82 with jetBlue, United, Virgin America

Flight
BOS to IAD
$82
1h 42min
  • jetBlue flight to IAD
    jetBlue
    From $181
  • United flight to IAD
    United
    From $82
  • Virgin America flight to IAD
    Virgin America
    From $334

Bus from Chelsea to Washington from $80 with Peter Pan

Bus
Chelsea to Washington
$80
12h 9min
Chelsea
12h 9min · Bus
Washington

Train from BOS Boston to ALX Alexandria from $79 with Amtrak

Train
BOS to ALX
$79
7h 49min
  • Amtrak $79
    Train · 1 stop 7h 48min
    BBY
    7h 48min · Train Northeast Regional
    ALX
  • Amtrak $79
    Train · 1 stop 7h 49min
    BOS
    7h 49min · Train Northeast Regional
    ALX

Flight from BOS Boston to BWI Baltimore from $40 with Spirit Airlines, jetBlue, Alaska Airlines

Flight
BOS to BWI
$40
1h 39min
  • Spirit Airlines flight to BWI
    Spirit Airlines
    From $40
  • jetBlue flight to BWI
    jetBlue
    From $40
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BWI
    Alaska Airlines
    From $1,609
Bus
Everett to Washington
$80
12h 4min
Everett
12h 4min · Bus
Washington
Bus
Boston to Silver Spring
$59
12h 54min
Boston
12h 54min · Bus
Silver Spring
Flight
ORH to DCA
$266
5h 36min
ORH
5h 36min · Flight
DCA
Drive
Boston to Washington, D.C.
$41
9h 50min
Boston
9h 50min · Drive
Washington, D.C.