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

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...

$106 - $274

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New Haven, CT Boston / ...

$13 - $45

3 alternative options

Train, line 641 bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak Northeast Regional
  2. Take the line 641 bus from Elm St & Pond Rd to Route 79 & Bradley Rd 641

$78 - $191

Bus, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New London, Ct 3469 / ...
  2. Take the train from New London to Madison Shore Line East Train

$22 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Madison 137.3 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Madison is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Madison is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Madison. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Madison via New Haven Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Madison. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Madison via New Haven Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Boston and Madison is 109 miles. The road distance is 137.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Madison without a car is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Boston to Madison, including transfers.

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

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Boston to Madison train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Madison is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $100 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $13 - $45 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Madison.
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  • Distance: 109.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Madison, CT, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Madison hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $270 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Boston to Madison 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$100 - $220
First Class Seat
$180 - $270
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Old Saybrook Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from New London to Madison
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New Haven, CT
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $21
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.

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 Haven, Ct
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Boston, Ma to New London, Ct
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
9 Town Transit
Phone
860-510-0429
Email
info@estuarytransit.org
Website
estuarytransit.org
Bus from Elm St & Pond Rd to Route 79 & Bradley Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
estuarytransit.org

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Boston to Madison bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at New Haven, CT station.

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Boston to Madison train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New Haven Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Madison is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Boston to Madison.

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