Washington, D.C. to Boston

Cheapest

Flight

Cheapest $40

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 27min

Most Convenient

Flight

Most Convenient

There are 2 bus companies, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Acela Express, Northeast Regional, 5 airlines from Washington, D.C. to Boston. 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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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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Bus from Washington to Boston from $55 with Greyhound, Peter Pan / Greyhound

Bus
Washington to Boston
$55
9h 40min
  • Greyhound $55
    Bus 10h 20min
    Washington
    10h 20min · Bus
    Boston
  • Peter Pan / Greyhound $55
    Bus 9h 40min
    Washington
    9h 40min · Bus
    Boston

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

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

Flight from DCA Washington to BOS Boston from $78 with jetBlue, Virgin America

Flight
DCA to BOS
$78
1h 30min
  • jetBlue flight to BOS
    jetBlue
    From $78
  • Virgin America flight to BOS
    Virgin America
    From $420

Bus from Washington to Chelsea from $59

Bus
Washington to Chelsea
$59
13h 7min
Washington
13h 7min · Bus
Chelsea

Flight from IAD Washington to BOS Boston from $68 with United, jetBlue, Alaska Airlines

Flight
IAD to BOS
$68
1h 41min
  • United flight to BOS
    United
    From $237
  • jetBlue flight to BOS
    jetBlue
    From $68
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BOS
    Alaska Airlines
    From $1,566

Bus from Washington to Everett from $59

Bus
Washington to Everett
$59
13h 6min
Washington
13h 6min · Bus
Everett

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

Train
ALX to BOS
$79
7h 49min
  • Amtrak $79
    Train · 1 stop 7h 48min
    ALX
    7h 48min · Train Northeast Regional
    BBY
  • Amtrak $79
    Train · 1 stop 7h 49min
    ALX
    7h 49min · Train Northeast Regional
    BOS
Flight
BWI to BOS
$40
1h 27min
  • Spirit Airlines flight to BOS
    Spirit Airlines
    From $40
  • jetBlue flight to BOS
    jetBlue
    From $40
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BOS
    Alaska Airlines
    From $1,589
Flight
DCA to ORH
$266
5h 36min
DCA
5h 36min · Flight
ORH
Bus
Silver Spring to Boston
$59
12h 54min
Silver Spring
12h 54min · Bus
Boston
Drive
Washington, D.C. to Boston
$41
9h 50min
Washington, D.C.
9h 50min · Drive
Boston