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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Hackensack by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...

$45 - $136

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Night bus  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the night bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny 2501 / ...

$30 - $44

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Bus  •  5h 22m

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

$30 - $54

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Boston to Hackensack 210.1 miles

$20 - $30

Fly to New York JFK, train, subway, bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 175 St
  4. Take the bus from George Washington Bridge Bus Station to Hackensack

$101 - $205

Fly to New York La Guardia, line 7 subway, line 162 bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Woodside - 61 St to Times Sq - 42 St
  3. Take the line 162 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Essex St At Polifly Rd

$74 - $226

Fly to Newark, train  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
  3. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Essex Street

$70 - $339

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Hackensack is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Hackensack is to fly and train and subway and bus which costs $100 - $210 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Hackensack. However, there are services departing from South Station, Boston, MA and arriving at State St At Salem St# via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between Boston and Hackensack is 186 miles. The road distance is 210.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hackensack without a car is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Boston to Hackensack, including transfers.

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Boston to Hackensack bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hackensack is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs $45 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $55 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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Boston to Hackensack bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Hackensack.
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  • Distance: 185.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 42m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Greyhound USA also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
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 Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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 Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 175 St
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Woodside - 61 St to Times Sq - 42 St
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Essex Street
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Jitney Buses of New Jersey
Website
jerseyjitneys.info
Bus from George Washington Bridge Bus Station to Hackensack
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
jerseyjitneys.info
NJ Transit

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Hackensack is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Boston to Hackensack.

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Cape Air, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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There are 1791+ hotels available in Hackensack. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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