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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 8 min

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

$120 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 52 min

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

$27 - $65

7 alternative options

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 - $302

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, subway, train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 34 St - Herald Sq
  3. Take the train from 33rd Street to Journal Square

$65 - $273

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 48 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

$67 - $312

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Newark  •  3 h 58 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

$151 - $621

Train to Providence, fly to Newark  •  4 h 12 min

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

$187 - $568

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 36 min

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

$116 - $357

Questions & Answers

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 - $310 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 4 h 52 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 every four hours, 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 $120 - $160.

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

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

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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 every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, operates a bus from Boston to Newark hourly. Tickets cost $31 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Greyhound USA also services this route hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 19 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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$120 - $160
Business Class
$190 - $200
First Class
$291
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
28 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
bus
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
$31
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 York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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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