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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Madison by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Madison Morris & Essex Line

$135 - $351

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

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

$27 - $54

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Bus, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Madison Morris & Essex Line

$27 - $43

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Madison 241 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Broad St to Madison

$62 - $302

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  4 h 46 min

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

$68 - $273

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 40 min

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

$70 - $310

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark  •  5 h 7 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

$155 - $631

Train to Providence, fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Newark (EWR) PVD - EWR
  3. Take the train from Newark Broad St to Madison

$184 - $722

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Madison is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Madison is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 14 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 York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Boston and Madison is 207 miles. The road distance is 241 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Madison without a car is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs $130 - $360.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Boston to Madison, including transfers.

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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 5 h 9 min and costs $130 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $55 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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Boston to Madison train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Madison station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Madison.
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  • Distance: 206.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Boston to Madison via New York Penn Station in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Boston to Madison hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
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 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Madison
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Broad St to Madison
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
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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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Madison is 241 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Boston to Madison.

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JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Madison. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $10.

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