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There are 7 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Boston by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  4h 10m

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

$45 - $160

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  4h 34m

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

$21 - $65

5 alternative options

Bus Megabus  •  5h 29m

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

$24 - $42

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Boston 213.9 miles

$20 - $35

Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$62 - $256

Fly from Newark  •  2h 46m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$74 - $303

Line 7 subway, train to New York JFK, fly  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Woodside - 61 St
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$68 - $299

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Boston is to drive which costs $20 - $35 and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Boston is to fly which costs $70 - $310 and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Boston is 188 miles. The road distance is 213.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs $45 - $160.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station takes 3h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Grand Central Terminal to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Boston is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs $45 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $65 and takes 4h 34m, you could also fly, which costs $70 - $310 and takes 2h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Boston.
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  • Distance: 188.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Grand Central Terminal to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 15m. 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
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
4h 15m
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
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Grand Central Terminal to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to Boston is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Grand Central Terminal to Boston.

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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 746+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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