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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to New Jersey by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4 h 8 min

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

$130 - $350

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 24 min

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

$23 - $43

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 3 min

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

$25 - $42

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Newark 221.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Boston to Newark  •  3 h 7 min

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

$58 - $288

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, subway, train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 14 St
  3. Take the train from 14th Street to Journal Square

$65 - $259

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from 33rd Street to Journal Square

$69 - $300

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station

$116 - $343

Train to Providence, fly to Newark  •  4 h 32 min

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

$180 - $712

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to New Jersey is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to New Jersey is to fly which costs $55 - $290 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to New Jersey. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Park Place At Raymond Blvd via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Newark Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Boston and New Jersey is 236 miles. The road distance is 221.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to New Jersey without a car is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $130 - $350.

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The train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station takes 4 h 8 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Boston to New Jersey is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $130 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $45 and takes 5 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs $55 - $290 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to New Jersey.
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  • Distance: 236 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and New Jersey, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Newark hourly. Tickets cost $130 - $350 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Boston to Newark hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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 New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$130 - $270
First Class Seat
$220 - $350
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from 14th Street to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from 33rd Street to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Amtrak

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
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

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Boston to New Jersey train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to New Jersey is 222 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to drive from Boston to New Jersey.

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

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There are 25+ hotels available in New Jersey. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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