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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$130 - $345

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

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

$27 - $66

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Hackensack 210.5 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, subway, line 162 bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the line 162 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Essex St At Polifly Rd

$63 - $275

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train, line 162 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the line 162 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Essex St At Polifly Rd

$65 - $314

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  4 h 13 min

  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 Anderson Street

$76 - $327

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Newark (EWR) MHT - EWR

$169 - $646

Bus to Worcester, fly to New York JFK, train, line 162 bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to New York JFK (JFK) ORH - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  4. Take the line 162 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Essex St At Polifly Rd

$131 - $689

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Hackensack is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Hackensack is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Hackensack. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at State St At Salem St# via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Boston and Hackensack is 186 miles. The road distance is 210.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hackensack without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $130 - $350.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Boston to Hackensack, including transfers.

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Boston to Hackensack bus services, operated by , arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hackensack is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $130 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $70 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Hackensack.
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  • Distance: 185.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Hackensack every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, operates a bus from Boston to Hackensack hourly. Tickets cost $31 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Greyhound USA also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Worcester to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
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
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Anderson Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31
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 Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
peterpanbus.com

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