There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Hoboken by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 42m

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

$35 - $130

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Bus  •  4h 15m

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

$20 - $50

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Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Boston to Hoboken 216 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  2h 44m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station

$80 - $326

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  3h 2m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station

$73 - $324

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  2h 46m

  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

$82 - $471

Train to Providence, fly to Newark  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Newark (EWR) PVD - EWR

$174 - $639

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Hoboken is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Hoboken is to fly and train which costs $75 - $330 and takes 2h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Station, Boston, MA station and arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Boston and Hoboken is 191 miles. The road distance is 216 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hoboken without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs $35 - $130.

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The train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station takes 3h 42m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Boston to Hoboken train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hoboken is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs $35 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Hoboken.
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  • Distance: 190.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Hoboken, 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 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
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
$320 - $800
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
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
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
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 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
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
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
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MBTA
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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to 36th St & 11th Ave NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Boston South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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

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

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Boston to Hoboken train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Hoboken is 216 miles. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Boston to Hoboken.

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

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Book your Boston to Hoboken train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Boston to Hoboken bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and Greyhound.

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There are 2430+ hotels available in Hoboken. 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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