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

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

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Keystone Service / ...

$102 - $201

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Bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton

$30 - $60

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Bus, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Corridor

$32 - $48

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Regional / ...

$90 - $210

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Trenton 278.8 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center

$87 - $312

Fly Boston to New York JFK, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center

$91 - $351

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center

$116 - $347

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center

$72 - $330

Train to Providence, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Philadelphia (PHL) PVD - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center

$155 - $443

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Trenton is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Trenton is to fly and train which costs $90 - $360 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Trenton. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal via Port Authority Bus Terminal and Nassau St At Palmer Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Trenton Transit Center. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Boston and Trenton is 243 miles. The road distance is 278.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Trenton without a car is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $100 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Boston to Trenton, including transfers.

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Boston to Trenton bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston to Trenton train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Trenton is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $100 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $65 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Trenton.
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  • Distance: 243.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Boston to Trenton via New York Penn Station in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Trenton via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Palmer Square, Princeton, and Nassau St At Palmer Square in around 7 h 39 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
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 New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$130 - $210
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
MBTA
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Palmer Square, Princeton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Boston to Trenton bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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Boston to Trenton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Trenton Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Trenton is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to drive from Boston to Trenton.

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Boston Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Trenton. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $10.

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