Boston, Massachusetts and Washington DC are both cities that hold a great amount
of historical significance to the US. Whether on business, a family vacation, or a
weekend getaway, a Boston to Washington DC bus trip offers a wealth of entertainment.
BoltBus, Greyhound Bus, and MegaBus all offer affordable bus trips to and from both Boston to Washington DC. The approximate distance between Boston’s South Station and Washington DC Union Station is 394 miles, for a trip of a little over ten hours. Opting to take the bus or train for this trip saves up to 140 kg of CO2 emissions per traveler.Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US, attracts many tourists to its historical
neighborhoods and major shopping centers, such as Newbury Street. The best way
to get your dose of history is by walking the Freedom Trail; a 2.5 mile walk through
downtown Boston that visits 16 different historical sites along the way. Another
popular attraction is Quincy Market, located in Faneuil Hall. This Marketplace
houses unique shopping and many restaurants. Another popular attraction in
Boston is the Museum of Science which houses over 100 different animals, a
planetarium, and and the only domes IMAX theater in New England. Lastly, for a
beautiful view of nature, visit the Boston Harbor Islands, where you can take a boat
cruise to Spectacle Island for hiking, beaches, and more shopping!
Perhaps you are feeling patriotic and planning a trip to Washington DC, the nation’s capitol. This city is filled with over 100 downtown restaurants, national memorial parks,
museums, and of course—Federal government buildings and historical monuments.
Washington DC offers more than the typical field trip, though. For instance, stop by
the National Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the US. Other unique sights are Old Town
Alexandria, Great Falls Park, and Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens—all beautiful
locations for a wonderful day trip in Washington DC.
Also follow along as a Wanderu contributor makes the Boston to Washington Bus trip and shares with you her best travel tips: