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From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

Amman, Jordan
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From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

Dears how are you ?

Comparing traveling by train against plane. What do you recommend ?

(taking in mind, the price, the distance, the most comfortable ; .... )

traveling late October

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Amman, Jordan
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1. Re: From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

P.s

I will have luggages with me ( one checked in baggage and one carry on )

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2. Re: From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

Plane will be cheapest and fastest. The plane ride is one hot and train is 7 hours. The advantage of the train is that it is right in town, there's no security restriction and time and that you get wider comfortable seats and food. With security time and travel to the airport ( likely BWI because that's the southwest hub for cheap flights) you really only save about an hour and a half on the plane. The train is also scenic if you are into that especially north of new york

Edited: 22 August 2017, 15:52
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3. Re: From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

It is fastest to fly from Reagan National to Boston. Both airports are close to their city. But you have to include the time for security and baggage claim. If you have to travel from DC to either BWI or Dulles Airport, the time becomes less. The train is more comfortable, but you carry all your luggage with you. It can be a relaxing day watching the world go by outside, and some of the ride is a bit scenic. I took Amtrak to Boston the last time I went.

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Dear Travelergirl998 thanks for the reply, i'm a little hesitated because of the long trip and hours, specially that i will stay only three and a half days in boston .

Darrell6t many thnks for the advice

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5. Re: From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

If you have time, take the train.

If you do not have the time, fly.

Enjoy.

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6. Re: From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

Where are you going after Boston? Do you already have a plan to leave from there to go to a third location or are you adding Boston to part of your DC trip.

I have flown there twice from BWI (but I live in Silver Spring, MD and drove to the airport). I don't check bags so I don't have that additional time waiting, etc. for baggage.

I don't think 3.5 days in Boston is an "only 3.5 days" scenario. It is a small city and you can see a lot in that time.

I don't know what the advantage of taking the train would be.

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dear vjb1968

Boston is my final destination to visit relatives there, but i have a work conferences before that in washington

So , i will go there at the end of my trip

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8. Re: From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

There are good reasons for doing both.

We would elect Train. You are very smart to travel with one checked in baggage and one carry on.

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9. Re: From Washington DC to Boston (Train or Plane)

I would fly between the two as well.

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