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There are 9 ways to get from Jersey City to Boston by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston Acela / ...

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Bus via Journal Square  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from New York City to Boston 2610 / ...

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Bus  •  5h 56m

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

Drive  •  4h 1m

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Boston 221.7 miles

Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to Newark
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the subway from Chambers St to Howard Beach-JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

Fly Newark to Manchester, bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Manchester (MHT) EWR - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

Jersey City to Boston by train and walk

The journey time between Jersey City and Boston is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 238 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 9 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 8m. Operated by PATH, Amtrak Acela Express and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Jersey City to Boston service departs from Journal Square and arrives in Boston. Typically 100 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 36m
Layover time:
9 min
Total time:
4h 46m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 8m
Journey distance:
238 miles
Services per week:
100
Cheapest price:
$46
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:05
Last service departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Jersey City to Boston train and walk schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Boston is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Boston is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Boston is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Jersey City to Boston is to bus via Journal Square which costs $13 - $20 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Boston is to train and fly which costs $29 - $260 and takes 3h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Boston. However, there are services departing from Journal Square and arriving at Boston via Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Jersey City and Boston is 194 miles. The road distance is 221.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs $45 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Jersey City to Boston, including transfers.

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

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Jersey City to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Boston is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs $45 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $60 and takes 5h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Jersey City to Boston.
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  • Distance: 193.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 3h 43m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Greyhound USA also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $50
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$29 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $95
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to Newark
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Senior 65+
$2
Adult
$3
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Senior 65+
$2
Adult
$3
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Subway from Chambers St to Howard Beach-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com

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

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Jersey City to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Boston is 222 miles. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Jersey City to Boston.

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