There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Rome by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 39 min

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

$133 - $208

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Train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Utica Boehlert Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited

$148 - $253

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Rome 276 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Albany, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Albany (ALB) BOS - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Utica, Ny

$294 - $557

Fly to Syracuse, train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Syracuse (SYR) BOS - SYR
  2. Take the train from Syracuse to Utica

$260 - $775

Fly to Rochester, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Rochester (ROC) BOS - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Utica

$248 - $676

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Rome is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Rome is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Boston and Rome is 232 miles. The road distance is 276 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Rome without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs $130 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Boston to Rome, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Boston to Rome is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs $130 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $260 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Rome is 276 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Boston to Rome.

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Cape Air offers flights from Boston Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Rome.
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  • Distance: 231.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Rome via Albany, Ny and Utica, Ny in around 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Boston to Rome once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 7 h 18 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
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 Utica Boehlert Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Utica Boehlert Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Utica Boehlert Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Utica
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $35
Economy
$29 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$75 - $110
Train from Rochester to Utica
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$65 - $95
Business
$60 - $90
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $170
Bus operators
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, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Albany, Ny to Utica, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $20.

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