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

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  4 h 15 min

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

$21 - $100

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Train  •  4 h 36 min

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

$48 - $163

Bus Megabus  •  5 h 17 min

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

$24 - $38

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Boston 210.7 miles

$20 - $30

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$62 - $256

Fly from Newark  •  2 h 46 min

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

$74 - $303

Subway to New York JFK, fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the subway from 5 Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$65 - $294

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Boston is to bus which costs $23 - $40 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Boston is to subway and fly which costs $60 - $260 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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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 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Boston is 187 miles. The road distance is 210.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $21 - $100.

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The bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station takes 4 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manhattan 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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The best way to get from Manhattan to Boston is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $21 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $170 and takes 4 h 36 min, you could also fly, which costs $70 - $310 and takes 2 h 46 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 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Boston.
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  • Distance: 186.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Manhattan to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Manhattan to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
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.

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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, 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
Limo Liner
Website
limoliner.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
limoliner.com
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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Boston is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Manhattan 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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Book your Manhattan to Boston bus tickets online with Busbud and Greyhound.

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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 Manhattan to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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