Arlington to Cambridge Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $71
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 34min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 54 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 351 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Bus
$73 · 9h 58min · 56 lb of CO2
Washington to Cambridge
+4 more options
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Flight
$267 · 5h 36min · 504 lb of CO2
DCA to YKF
+3 more options

Arlington to Cambridge Flights

There are 3 airports — DCA, IAD, BWI — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 2 airports — YKF, YHM — to access Cambridge. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Cambridge from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
Train
$115 · 12h 34min · 139 lb of CO2
WAS to AST
+3 more options
Drive
$47 · 6h 11min · 70 lb of CO2
Arlington to Cambridge

Drive from Arlington to Cambridge

It's 352 miles between Arlington to Cambridge. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 11min and 6h 29min from Arlington to Cambridge under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 48min 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 $47.

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

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Cambridge. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

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 Ontario?

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 bus. The bus costs $71 roughly and will take 9 hours 38 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Arlington to Cambridge?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Arlington area and Cambridge, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 12 hours 44 minutes. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is about 6 miles from Arlington. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

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

The total distance between Arlington and Cambridge is 352 miles and will take you about 6 hours 11 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $47.

Travel companies on this route

Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Cambridge
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International Visitors215-856-7952
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