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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Essex by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Ipswich

  1. Take the train from North Station to Ipswich

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Train

  1. Take the train from North Station to Manchester

3 alternative options

Line 450 bus, taxi

  1. Take the line 450 bus from Congress St @ Haymarket Sta to Salem
  2. Take a taxi from Salem to Essex

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Boston to Essex

Drive

  1. Drive from Boston to Essex

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Essex is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Essex is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 41 min.

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The distance between Boston and Essex is 24 miles. The road distance is 29.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Essex without a car is to train via Ipswich which takes 58 min and costs $35 - $65.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Boston to Essex, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Essex is 30 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Boston to Essex.

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  • Distance: 23.7 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Essex, MA, USA?

MBTA operates a train from North Station to Ipswich every 2 hours. Tickets cost $0 - $11 and the journey takes 48 min.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $11
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$7 - $11
Train from North Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $10
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Salem to Essex
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Top Cab
Phone
+1 617-266-4800
Metro Cab
Phone
+1 617-782-5500
Website
boston-cab.com
Boston Cab
Phone
+1 617-536-5010
Website
bostoncab.us
Merrimack Taxi Co
Phone
+1 978-687-0911

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