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There are 7 ways to get from Columbia University to Harvard University by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$126 - $346

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$27 - $71

5 alternative options

Bus Megabus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$27 - $41

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Columbia University to Harvard University 206.7 miles

$20 - $30

Line 1 subway, subway to New York La Guardia, fly, subway  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 50 St
  2. Take the subway from 7 Av to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS
  4. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard

$68 - $262

Line 1 subway, train to Newark, fly, subway  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  4. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard

$79 - $312

Line 1 subway, train to New York JFK, fly, subway  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS
  4. Take the subway from South Station to Harvard

$72 - $303

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The cheapest way to get from Columbia University to Harvard University is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia University to Harvard University is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Columbia University and Harvard University is 184 miles. The road distance is 206.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia University to Harvard University without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $120 - $350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Columbia University to Harvard University, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Columbia University to Harvard University is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $120 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $75 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbia University to Harvard University is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Columbia University to Harvard University.

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

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There are 757+ hotels available in Harvard University. Prices start at $126 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Columbia University to Harvard University.
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  • Distance: 183.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Columbia University, NY, USA and Harvard University, MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Columbia University to Harvard University hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Columbia University to Harvard University hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Greyhound USA also services this route 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
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 New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
MTA
Website
mta.info
Subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 50 St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 7 Av to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from South Station to Harvard
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
mbta.com
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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