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There are 8 ways to get from Boston to New Jersey by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Newark  •  2h 44m

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

$17 - $188

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Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  3h 30m

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

$46 - $199

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  3h 24m

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

$83 - $242

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 4m

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

$55 - $265

Train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Newark Northeast Regional / ...

$40 - $130

Bus  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station Boston / ...

$20 - $40

Bus via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY  •  5h 29m

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

$30 - $54

Drive  •  4h 1m

  1. Drive from Boston to Newark 221.2 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to New Jersey is to bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to New Jersey is to fly which costs $16 - $190 and takes 2h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Newark Penn Station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Newark. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Boston and New Jersey is 236 miles. The road distance is 221.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to New Jersey without a car is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs $40 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from Boston to New Jersey, including transfers.

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Boston to New Jersey bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Boston South Buses station.

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Boston to New Jersey train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to New Jersey is to fly which takes 2h 44m and costs $16 - $190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $130 and takes 4h 48m, you could also bus, which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to New Jersey.
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  • Distance: 236 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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

United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines fly from Boston to Elizabeth every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Boston South Station to Newark hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $130 and the journey takes 4h 48m. Amtrak also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from Boston to Newark via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$11 - $230
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $220
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11 - $240
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$16 - $270
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $260
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $6
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from 33rd Street to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Boston South Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$65 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $190
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Boston South Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Trenton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from Boston to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Boston to New Jersey bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Boston to New Jersey train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Newark station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to New Jersey is 221 miles. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Boston to New Jersey.

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Delta, Cape Air, Spirit Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in New Jersey. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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