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Journey details

Best price 69 $
Journey duration 7 h 48 min
Connections per day 30
First departure 07:55
Last departure 21:40
Distance 634 km

Traveling from Washington, DC to Boston, MA with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Washington, DC to Boston, MA. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Washington, DC to Boston, MA?

The cheapest train tickets from Washington, DC to Boston, MA cost 51.60 $. On average, you can expect to spend around 120.92 $ for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Washington, DC to Boston, MA.

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Trains from Washington, DC to Boston, MA

How long does the journey from Washington, DC to Boston, MA take by train?

The journey from Washington, DC to Boston, MA covers a distance of 635. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 7 h 49 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 6 h 24 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Washington, DC to Boston, MA faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Washington, DC to Boston, MA?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Washington, DC to Boston, MA leaving at 15:40. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 21:40.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Washington, DC to Boston, MA?

You will be able to leave Washington, DC by using stations such as Washington Union Station and Washington, DC. These connect you to stations including Boston South Station, Boston, MA and Westwood, MA in Boston, MA. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Washington, DC or in Boston, MA, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do journeys run from Washington, DC to Boston, MA?

The exact number of journeys from Washington, DC to Boston, MA can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 30 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Amtrak. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 57 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Washington, DC to Boston, MA. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Washington, DC to Boston, MA varies, but in general, you can expect to find 29.5 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0.5 journeys with one change or more.