There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to Boston by bus, train, car, subway or plane

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Bus  •  4h 20m

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

$27 - $50

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Train  •  4h 42m

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

$38 - $133

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Boston 211.4 miles

$20 - $30

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  2h 48m

  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

$72 - $317

Subway, train to New York JFK, fly  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$83 - $326

Subway, train to Newark, fly  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$85 - $472

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Boston is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Boston is to subway and fly which costs $70 - $320 and takes 2h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Boston South Buses. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Boston station. However, there are services departing from 86 St and arriving at Boston South Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Boston is 187 miles. The road distance is 211.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs $27 - $50.

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The bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses takes 4h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Boston is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs $27 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $140 and takes 4h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Boston.
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  • Distance: 186.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, 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.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Hyannis
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
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
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 Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Boston is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m 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 Omio, Greyhound and Busbud.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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