Arlington to Cambridge Travel Information

Cheapest Way Flight — $40
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 27min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 54 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 396 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United, Virgin America
Train
$77 · 7h 40min · 84 lb of CO2
WAS to BBY
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Bus
$55 · 9h 40min · 54 lb of CO2
Washington to Boston
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Flight
$40 · 1h 27min · 137 lb of CO2
DCA to BOS
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Arlington to Cambridge Flights

There are 3 airports — DCA, IAD, BWI — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 1 airports — BOS — to access Cambridge. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

jetBlue, Virgin America, United, Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Arlington to Cambridge.

The cheapest way by air is via Spirit Airlines and flies from Baltimore Washington Intl (BWI) to General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS). jetBlue flies from Baltimore Washington Intl (BWI) to General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS) and is the quickest flight to get you from Arlington to Cambridge.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Cambridge from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
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Drive
$53 · 6h 56min · 79 lb of CO2
Arlington to Cambridge

Drive from Arlington to Cambridge

It's 397 miles between Arlington to Cambridge. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 56min and 7h 16min from Arlington to Cambridge under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 7h 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Cambridge by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $53.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Cambridge?

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Cambridge. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the flight out of BWI towards BOS, as it is the cheapest to Cambridge. It's common to find tickets for as low as $40. Spirit Airlines operates from Arlington to Cambridge, so you book your trip with them! The best time to book shorter flights is 2-3 weeks before your trip.

When to book trip from Arlington to Cambridge?

On your trip from Arlington to Cambridge, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Cambridge MA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Cambridge. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Cambridge is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Cambridge buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Cambridge during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Cambridge? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Cambridge traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Cambridge is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Cambridge?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Cambridge is by flight. The flight costs $40 roughly and will take 1 hour 27 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Arlington to Cambridge?

Amtrak costs about $77 between Arlington and Cambridge. In total, the train will take roughly 7 hours 40 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is 6 miles from Arlington. Further, once you arrive at BOS Boston South Station or you will still have 4 miles to Cambridge.

How long does it take from Arlington to Cambridge by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Cambridge is 397 miles and will take you about 6 hours 56 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $53.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Arlington to Cambridge
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Cambridge
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Peter Pan / Greyhound Peter Pan / Greyhound from Arlington to Cambridge
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Arlington to Cambridge
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jetBlue jetBlue from Arlington to Cambridge
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Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines from Arlington to Cambridge
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United United from Arlington to Cambridge
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Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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Virgin America Virgin America from Arlington to Cambridge