Travel from Arlington to Lowell

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$58 | 12h 49min Flight$78 | 1h 30min Bus71 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$59
    13h 5min · 73 lb of CO2
  2. Flight$68
    5h 43min · 514 lb of CO2
  3. Train$77
    7h 40min · 84 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$54
    6h 58min · 79 lb of CO2

Arlington to Lowell Buses

bus tickets from Washington to Lowell

$59 · 13h 5min
Various bus companies
About $59
Travel Duration
13h 5min

bus tickets from Springfield to Lowell

$60 · 13h 25min
Various bus companies
About $60
Travel Duration
13h 25min

bus tickets from Silver Spring to Lowell

$59 · 12h 56min
Various bus companies
About $59
Travel Duration
12h 56min

bus tickets from College Park to Lowell

$58 · 12h 49min
Various bus companies
About $58
Travel Duration
12h 49min

Arlington to Lowell Flights

bus tickets from DCA to MHT

$274 · 5h 43min
Various airlines
About $274
Travel Duration
5h 43min

bus tickets from DCA to BOS

$78 · 1h 30min

Flight to BOS

jetBluejetBlue DCA to BOS
About $78
Travel Duration
1h 30min
Virgin AmericaVirgin America DCA to BOS
About $421
Travel Duration
13h 0min

bus tickets from IAD to MHT

$275 · 5h 45min
Various airlines
About $275
Travel Duration
5h 45min

bus tickets from IAD to BOS

$68 · 1h 41min

Flight to BOS

UnitedUnited IAD to BOS
About $238
Travel Duration
18h 28min
jetBluejetBlue IAD to BOS
About $68
Travel Duration
1h 41min
Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines IAD to BOS
About $1,567
Travel Duration
17h 3min

Arlington to Lowell Trains

train tickets from Washington to Boston

$77 · 7h 40min
AmtrakAmtrak WAS train to BBY
Train Tickets
About $77
Travel Duration
7h 40min
Washington - WAS
Amtrak from WAS to BOSAmtrak · 7h 41minNortheast Regional / Acela Express
Boston - BOS

train tickets from Alexandria to Boston

$79 · 7h 48min
AmtrakAmtrak ALX train to BBY
Train Tickets
About $79
Travel Duration
7h 48min
Alexandria - ALX
Amtrak from ALX to BOSAmtrak · 7h 49minNortheast Regional
Boston - BOS

Drive from Arlington to Lowell

Driving from Arlington to Lowell

$54 · 6h 58min

It's 399 miles between Arlington to Lowell. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 58min and 7h 19min from Arlington to Lowell under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 7h 40min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Lowell 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.

Our recommendation to Lowell

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Lowell?

On your trip from Arlington to Lowell, 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.

Arlington to Lowell MA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Lowell. 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 Lowell is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Lowell 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 Lowell 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 Lowell? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Lowell 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 Lowell 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 Lowell?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Lowell is by bus. The bus costs $58 roughly and will take 12 hours 49 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Arlington to Lowell?

Amtrak costs about $77 between Arlington and Lowell. 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 24 miles to Lowell.

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

The total distance between Arlington and Lowell is 399 miles and will take you about 6 hours 58 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $54.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak from Arlington to Lowell
Train company
19015 routes
Alaska Airlines from Arlington to Lowell
Alaska Airlines
848 routes
jetBlue from Arlington to Lowell
440 routes
United from Arlington to Lowell
2002 routes
Virgin America from Arlington to Lowell
Virgin America
73 routes