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There are 9 ways to get from Allentown to Boston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to New York Eastbound / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$73 - $182

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Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to New York Eastbound / ...
  2. Take the bus from 230 W 36th St. NYC to Boston South Buses Ny

$58 - $82

7 alternative options

Bus via Bridgewater  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bethlehem to Branchburg
  2. Take the bus from Branchburg to New York
  3. Take the bus from New York to Boston

$85 - $132

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Allentown to Boston 302.8 miles

$29 - $45

Bus to Newark, fly to Boston  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to Newark Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$87 - $284

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Boston  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS

$119 - $299

Bus to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to New York
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$120 - $359

Bus to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown, PA to New York
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$146 - $350

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Providence, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD
  3. Take the train from Providence to South Station

$171 - $474

Allentown to Boston by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Allentown and Boston is around 8h 24m and covers a distance of around 339 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 30m. Operated by Trans-bridge Lines, Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Allentown to Boston service departs from Allentown, PA and arrives in Boston South Station. Typically 35 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 24m
Fastest journey time:
6h 30m
Services per week:
35
Cheapest price:
$73
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:40
Last service departs at:
17:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Allentown to Boston bus, walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Allentown to Boston is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 28m.

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The fastest way to get from Allentown to Boston is to bus and fly which takes 4h 54m and costs $110 - $300.

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No, there is no direct bus from Allentown to Boston. However, there are services departing from Allentown, PA and arriving at Boston South Buses via 230 W 36th St. NYC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between Allentown and Boston is 261 miles. The road distance is 302.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Allentown to Boston without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 36m and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Allentown to Boston, including transfers.

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Allentown to Boston bus services, operated by Trans-bridge Lines, depart from Allentown, PA station.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Allentown to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Allentown to Boston is 303 miles. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Allentown to Boston.

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  • Distance: 260.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Allentown, Lehigh County, PA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Allentown to Boston via New York and 230 W 36th St. NYC in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $280
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $460
Flights from Newark to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Bethlehem to Branchburg
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Branchburg to New York
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Allentown, PA to Newark Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 230 W 36th St. NYC to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Amtrak

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Allentown Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Clydesdale Bus
Phone
+1-484 818-7120
Email
info@transportazumah.com
Website
clydesdaleshuttle.com
Bus from Allentown PA: 333 Hamilton Street to Philadelphia PA: 30 Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
clydesdaleshuttle.com

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