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There are 7 ways to get from Jersey City to Boston by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4h 48m

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

$37 - $137

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Bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses 2504 / ...

$29 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus via New York  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Boston South Buses New York

$36

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Boston 221.1 miles

$21 - $35

Train to Newark, fly  •  3h 2m

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

$56 - $315

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3h 22m

  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

$75 - $220

Subway to New York JFK, fly  •  3h 37m

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

$93 - $191

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The cheapest way to get from Jersey City to Boston is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Boston is to train and fly which costs $55 - $320 and takes 3h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Boston. However, there are services departing from Jfk Blvd At Glenwood Ave and arriving at Boston South Buses via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level and arriving at Boston South Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Jersey City and Boston is 194 miles. The road distance is 221.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs $35 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Jersey City to Boston, including transfers.

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Jersey City to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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Jersey City to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Boston is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs $35 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Jersey City to Boston.
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  • Distance: 193.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 53m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
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
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Chambers St to Howard Beach - JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
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, Ny to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Jersey City to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Jersey City to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Boston is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Jersey City to Boston.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Boston Airport.

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