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There are 4 ways to get from Allston to Back Bay by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Sydney, drive  •  10h 46m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Sydney (YQY) BOS - YQY
  2. Drive from Sydney to Back Bay

3 alternative options

Fly to Halifax, bus  •  11h 43m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Halifax (YHZ) BOS - YHZ
  2. Take the bus from Dartmouth to Wagmatcook

Train, bus  •  43h 50m

  1. Take the train from Boston Landing to Worcester
  2. Take the train from Worcester Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
  4. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
  5. Take the bus from Halifax to Wagmatcook

Drive  •  13h 36m

  1. Drive from Allston to Back Bay 1286.2 km
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 5 years of age or older
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  • Travellers are required to submit their travel plan and proof of vaccination using ArriveCAN app prior to arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Back Bay is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Back Bay is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Back Bay is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Canada.

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Allston to Back Bay is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 13h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Allston to Back Bay is to fly and drive. Taking this option will cost $190 - $1,100 and takes 10h 46m.

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The distance between Allston and Back Bay is 918 km. The road distance is 1286.2 km.

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The best way to get from Allston to Back Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 43h 50m and costs $320 - $750.

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It takes approximately 10h 46m to get from Allston to Back Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 31m and has one stopover.

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Back Bay is 1h ahead of Allston. It is currently 10:52 PM in Allston and 11:52 PM in Back Bay.

Yes, the driving distance between Allston to Back Bay is 1286 km. It takes approximately 13h 36m to drive from Allston to Back Bay.

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Delta, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Boston Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Back Bay. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from Allston to Back Bay.
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  • Distance: 918.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 46m

What companies run services between Allston, MA, USA and Back Bay, NS, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Allston to Back Bay. However, you can take the line 501 bus to Stuart St @ Dartmouth St, take the walk to Copley Place across from Back Bay station, take the bus to Terminal C + Departures, take the walk to Boston airport, fly to Sydney, then take the drive to Back Bay. Alternatively, you can take the line 501 bus to Stuart St @ Dartmouth St, take the walk to Copley Place across from Back Bay station, take the bus to Terminal C + Departures, take the walk to Boston airport, fly to Halifax, take the walk to Silver Dart Dr At Halifax Airport, take the line 320 bus to Bridge Terminal Bay 10, take the walk to Dartmouth, take the bus to Wagmatcook, then take the taxi to Back Bay.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Halifax
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Boston to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston Landing to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $15
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$13 - $15
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 Worcester Union Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$260 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$160 - $200
Business
$240 - $360
Economy
$210 - $260
EconomyPlus
$420 - $600
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Dartmouth to Wagmatcook
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax to Wagmatcook
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
maritimebus.com

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