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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Acela Express

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  5 h 9 min

$13 - $38

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 36 min

  1. 2504 / ...

$21 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. 214 miles

$21 - $35

Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  3 h

  1. LGA - BOS

$62 - $256

Line 7 subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3 h 18 min

  1. JFK - BOS

$65 - $299

Fly Newark to Boston  •  3 h 14 min

  1. EWR - BOS

$69 - $303

Fly New York La Guardia to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. LGA - MHT

$147 - $476

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Grand Central Terminal to South Station hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to South Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 4 hours.

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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Megabus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Central Terminal and South Station is 301 km. The road distance is 342 km.

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to South Station is to bus which costs $12 - $40 and takes 5 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to South Station is to line 7 subway and fly which takes 3 h and costs $60 - $260.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Boston South Station Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

The train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Amtrak takes 3 h 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.