There are 5 ways to get from Boston to Potsdam by plane, car, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Massena  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Massena (MSS) BOS - MSS

$132 - $315

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 51 min

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

$65 - $134

3 alternative options

Fly to Saranac Lake, drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Saranac Lake (SLK) BOS - SLK
  2. Drive from Saranac Lake to Potsdam

$67 - $158

Train, bus  •  12 h 48 min

  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 - SUNY

$87 - $197

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  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 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Potsdam is to fly which costs $130 - $320 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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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 - SUNY via N Salina St & E Willow St and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 51 min.

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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 train and bus which takes 12 h 48 min and costs $85 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min 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 best way to get from Boston to Potsdam is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs $130 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $140 and takes 12 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Potsdam.
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  • Distance: 254.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

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

Boutique Air flies from Boston to Potsdam 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Potsdam via Syracuse, Ny, N Salina St & E Willow St, Regional Transportation Center, and Syracuse, NY in around 12 h 51 min.

Airlines
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Saranac Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
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
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
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 Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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