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There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Manhattan by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3h 50m

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

$132 - $343

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  4h 15m

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

$21 - $100

6 alternative options

Bus Megabus  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY

$24 - $35

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Boston to Manhattan 211.6 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to Lexington Av/63 St

$62 - $263

Fly Boston to New York JFK, subway  •  3h 22m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St

$65 - $301

Fly Boston to Newark  •  3h 21m

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

$74 - $310

Train to Providence, fly to Newark  •  4h 39m

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

$196 - $727

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Manhattan is to bus which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Manhattan is to fly and subway which costs $60 - $270 and takes 3h 19m.

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

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The distance between Boston and Manhattan is 187 miles. The road distance is 211.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs $130 - $350.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Boston to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Boston to Manhattan bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Manhattan is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs $130 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $100 and takes 4h 15m, you could also fly, which costs $70 - $310 and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 186.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Manhattan hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3h 42m. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Boston to Manhattan hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Limo Liner also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Limo Liner
Website
limoliner.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
limoliner.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Manhattan is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Boston to Manhattan.

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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 2041+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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