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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Potsdam by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Massena, bus  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Massena (MSS) BOS - MSS
  2. Take the bus from Massena, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$97 - $262

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Bus  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Potsdam, NY

$70 - $120

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Fly to Saranac Lake, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Saranac Lake (SLK) BOS - SLK
  2. Take the bus from Paul Smiths to Potsdam, NY

$110 - $207

Train, bus  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - University of Clarkson

$87 - $197

Train, bus via East St & Herrick St  •  14h 4m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$89 - $166

Train, bus via Albany, NY  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the train from Yawkey to Worcester
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$73 - $115

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Boston to Potsdam 360.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Potsdam is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Potsdam is to fly and bus which costs $95 - $270 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Potsdam, NY via State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station and Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 14m.

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The distance between Boston and Potsdam is 255 miles. The road distance is 360.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Potsdam without a car is to bus which takes 12h 14m and costs $70 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Boston to Potsdam, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Massena Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Boston to Potsdam bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Potsdam, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Potsdam is 361 miles. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Boston to Potsdam.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 254.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Potsdam via Albany, Ny, State St & S. Pearl St - S. Pearl Station, Albany Bus Terminal, and Albany, NY in around 12h 14m.

Airlines
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Massena, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Paul Smiths to Potsdam, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Potsdam, NY
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - University of Clarkson
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.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, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Boutique Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Massena Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Potsdam. 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 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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