Travel from Boston to Manhattan

Train, bus or fly from Boston to Manhattan?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Manhattan hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Boston to Manhattan hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Limo Liner also services this route 4 times a day.

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How to get from Boston to Manhattan

ModeDurationPrice
From Boston South Station Amtrak train to 34 St - Penn Station then subway to 86 St.3 h 52 min$103
From Boston, MA South Station - Gate 13 bus to New York.4 h 15 min$27
From Boston, MA bus to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal then subway to 86 St.4 h 30 min$32
From Boston drive to Manhattan.3 h 43 min$25
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to New York La Guardia airport, bus to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av, then subway to Manhattan.3 h 14 min$142
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to New York JFK airport, AirTrain to Jamaica, NY, walk to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport, then subway to Manhattan.3 h 15 min$139
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to Newark airport, bus to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, then subway to Manhattan.3 h 24 min$152
From South Station Silver Line - Outbound bus to Boston airport, fly to White Plains airport, line 12 bus to White Plains, then train to Manhattan.4 h 48 min$178
From Boston, MA bus to Manchester airport, fly to New York La Guardia airport, bus to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av, then subway to Manhattan.4 h 24 min$249

How long does it take to get from Boston to Manhattan?

It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Boston to Manhattan, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Boston and Manhattan?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, MA South Station - Gate 13 and arriving at New York. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

Operators from Boston to Manhattan

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Amtrak Acela Express+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak Acela Express
New York City Transit (MTA)New York City Transit (MTA)
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
MBTAMBTA
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
JetBlue AirwaysJetBlue Airways
DeltaDelta
Cape AirCape Air
Port Authority NYNJPort Authority NYNJ
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Coach USA201-225-7500Coach USA
Tradewind AviationTradewind Aviation
Westchester County Bee-Line SystemWestchester County Bee-Line System
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)Metro-North Railroad (MNR)