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

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Train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station Acela / ...

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Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to New York Midtown 2610 / ...

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Train via New Haven  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Boston to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal New Haven

Night train  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the night train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station Northeast Regional

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Boston to New York 212.6 miles

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  3h 1m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to New York Penn Station

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

Train to Providence, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Boston to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PVD - LGA
  3. Take the train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
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The most affordable way to get from Boston to New York is to bus, which costs $17 - $60 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to New York is to fly and train which costs $70 - $250 and takes 2h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston and arriving at New York Midtown. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston and arriving at NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Boston and New York is 190 miles. The road distance is 212.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to New York without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs $20 - $260.

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The train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station takes 3h 42m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to New York bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Boston station.

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Boston to New York train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, depart from Boston station.

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The best way to get from Boston to New York is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs $20 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $60 and takes 4h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to New York.
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  • Distance: 190.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

Amtrak Acela operates a train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $260 and the journey takes 3h 42m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Boston to New York Midtown hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 25m. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Providence to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $390
Train from Boston to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $190
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$29 - $95
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$50 - $170
Business Seat - Adult
$55 - $190
First Class - Child 2-12
$85 - $160
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $280
First Class - Adult
$170 - $310
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $50
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$29 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $95
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from Boston to New Haven
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$17 - $55
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $110
Business Class Seat
$55 - $140
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from New Haven to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$16 - $20
Onboard Off-Peak
$25
At Station Peak
$22 - $26
Onboard-Peak
$29 - $32
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$6 - $9
Peak
$3 - $12
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to New York Midtown
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$23 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$17 - $25
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
$40 - $60
Website
peterpanbus.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.

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 to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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