There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Long Island City 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  •  3 h 53 min

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

$80 - $154

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Bus  •  4 h 27 min

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

$25 - $64

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Long Island City 209.3 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to Court Sq

$62 - $270

Fly Boston to New York JFK, subway  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Court Sq

$63 - $306

Fly Boston to Newark  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR

$77 - $320

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark  •  4 h 13 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

$170 - $639

Bus to Worcester, fly to New York JFK, subway  •  4 h 29 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 subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Court Sq

$129 - $681

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Long Island City is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Long Island City is to fly and subway which costs $60 - $310 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Boston and Long Island City is 187 miles. The road distance is 209.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Long Island City without a car is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $80 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Boston to Long Island City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Boston to Long Island City is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $80 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $65 and takes 4 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs $75 - $320 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Long Island City is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Boston to Long Island City.

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 1795+ hotels available in Long Island City. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Long Island City.
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  • Distance: 187.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Long Island City, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Long Island City every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Boston to Long Island City hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 15 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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.

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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
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
New York City Transit (MTA)
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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
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

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $20.

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