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

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Train  •  4h 8m

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

$40 - $140

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Bus  •  4h 45m

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

$20 - $35

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Bus via New York, Ny  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York, Ny 3469 / ...

$32 - $48

Night train  •  4h 42m

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

$65 - $140

Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Boston to Newark 221.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Boston to Newark  •  2h 29m

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

$68 - $455

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  3h 19m

  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 New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station

$101 - $381

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  3h 34m

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

$94 - $379

Train to Providence, fly to Newark  •  4h 28m

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

$160 - $623

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Newark is to bus which costs $20 - $35 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Newark is to fly which costs $65 - $460 and takes 2h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Newark Penn Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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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 4h 8m.

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The distance between Boston and Newark is 197 miles. The road distance is 221.5 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 $40 - $140.

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

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

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Boston to Newark train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Newark is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs $40 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $35 and takes 4h 45m, you could also fly, which costs $65 - $460 and takes 2h 29m.

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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 operates a train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 8m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station 4 times a week. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Providence to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Train operators
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 Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Premium
$170 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$24 - $35
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
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 Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$65 - $140
Business Class Seat
$100 - $190
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $55
Business Class Seat
$50 - $95
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
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 South Buses to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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

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Boston to Newark train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Newark is 222 miles. It takes approximately 4h 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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There are 2129+ hotels available in Newark. 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 - $11.

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