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There are 10 ways to get from Boston to Newark by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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  1. Take the train from Boston to Newark

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Bus via New York Penn Station

  1. Take the bus from Boston to New York Midtown

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Newark

Bus via Park Place At Raymond Blvd

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

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Boston to Newark

Drive

  1. Drive from Boston to Newark

Fly Boston to Newark

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

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train

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

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train

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

Train to Providence, fly to New York La Guardia, train

  1. Take the train from Boston to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
  3. Take the train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
  4. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station

Boston to Newark by train

117 Weekly Trains
4h 8m Average Duration
$21 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Newark is to bus via New York Penn Station which costs $18 - $65 and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Newark is to fly which costs $70 - $250 and takes 2h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston and arriving at Newark. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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

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The distance between Boston and Newark is 197 miles. The road distance is 221.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Newark without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs $21 - $260.

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The train from Boston to Newark takes 4h 8m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to Newark bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Newark is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs $21 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus via New York Penn Station, which costs $18 - $65 and takes 5h 9m, you could also fly, which costs $70 - $250 and takes 2h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Newark.
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  • Distance: 197.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Newark, NJ, USA?

Amtrak Acela operates a train from Boston to Newark every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $260 and the journey takes 4h 8m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Boston to New York Midtown hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Flights from Providence to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
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 Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $240
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $360
First Class - Adult
$220 - $400
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $65
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$12 - $35
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$22 - $60
Business Seat - Adult
$24 - $65
First Class - Child 2-12
$45 - $70
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$85 - $130
First Class - Adult
$95 - $140
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$21 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$70 - $170
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $35
Reserved Coach Seat
$23 - $65
Business Class Seat
$35 - $90
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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 New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$3 - $8
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Premium
$170 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$24 - $35
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 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$23 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$17 - $25
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 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 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Boston to Newark bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Newark station.

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Boston to Newark train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, arrive at Newark station.

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

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

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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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