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There are 8 ways to get from Newark to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Newark  •  2h 27m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$57 - $288

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Bus Boltbus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston, MA Phil

$18 - $40

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Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Woodside
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$65 - $387

Train, train to New York JFK, fly  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$69 - $426

Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$130 - $350

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$22 - $69

Bus Megabus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$24 - $42

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Newark to Boston 222.9 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Boston is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Boston is to fly which costs $55 - $290 and takes 2h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Boston, MA. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Newark and Boston is 197 miles. The road distance is 222.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs $130 - $350.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Newark to Boston, including transfers.

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Newark to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Newark to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Boston is to fly which takes 2h 27m and costs $55 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $350 and takes 4h 15m, you could also bus, which costs $18 - $40 and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Boston.
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  • Distance: 197.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta fly from Newark to Boston hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Newark to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $130 - $350 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$45 - $130
First Class Seat
$110 - $130
Train from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$130 - $270
First Class Seat
$220 - $350
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Woodside
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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Newark to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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Newark to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Boston is 223 miles. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Newark to Boston.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 746+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11m and costs $1 - $2.

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