Arlington to Lowell Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $58
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 30min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 71 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 398 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, United, Virgin America
Bus
$59 · 13h 5min · 73 lb of CO2
Washington to Lowell
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Flight
$68 · 1h 30min · 514 lb of CO2
DCA to MHT
+3 more options

Arlington to Lowell Flights

There are 2 airports — DCA, IAD — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 2 airports — MHT, BOS — to access Lowell. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

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

The cheapest way by air is via jetBlue and flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS). jetBlue flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS) and is the quickest flight to get you from Arlington to Lowell.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Lowell from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
Train
$77 · 7h 40min · 84 lb of CO2
WAS to BBY
+1 more option
Drive
$54 · 6h 58min · 79 lb of CO2
Arlington to Lowell

Drive from Arlington to Lowell

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.

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

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Lowell. The fastest way out of College Park towards Lowell is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Lowell area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $58. jetBlue operates from Arlington to Lowell, so you book your trip with them! 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.

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

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

Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Lowell
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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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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Arlington to Lowell
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jetBlue jetBlue from Arlington to Lowell
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United United from Arlington to Lowell
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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 Lowell