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There are 9 ways to get from Manhattan to Boston University by bus, train, car, subway, plane or tram

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Bus  •  4h 14m

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

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Train  •  4h 42m

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

Bus via 86 St  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston Greyhound US0230 / ...

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Boston University 209 miles

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston, tram  •  3h 41m

  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
  3. Take the tram from Copley to Boston University East

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston, tram  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS
  3. Take the tram from Copley to Boston University East

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, tram  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  3. Take the tram from Copley to Boston University East

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  5h 16m

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

Fly New York La Guardia to Providence, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Providence (PVD) LGA - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston

Manhattan to Boston University by subway, train, walk and tram

142 Weekly Services
4h 42m Average Duration
$32 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Boston University is to bus which costs $7 - $55 and takes 4h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to Boston University is to subway and fly and tram which takes 3h 41m and costs $70 - $400.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Boston, MA. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Boston University. However, there are services departing from 72 St and arriving at Boston University East via New York Penn Station and Copley. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Boston University is 213 miles. The road distance is 209 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Boston University without a car is to bus which takes 4h 14m and costs $7 - $55.

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The bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA takes 3h 50m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Manhattan to Boston University bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New York, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Boston University is to bus which takes 4h 14m and costs $7 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $550 and takes 4h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Boston University.
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  • Distance: 213.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

OurBus operates a bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA once a week. Tickets cost $7 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 50m. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela operates a train from New York Penn Station to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $500 and the journey takes 3h 42m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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 New York Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/acela-train
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$25 - $180
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$45 - $330
Business Seat - Adult
$50 - $360
First Class - Child 2-12
$85 - $290
First Class - Senior Citizens
$170 - $550
First Class - Adult
$170 - $500
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $350
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/acela-train
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$10 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$19 - $190
Business Seat - Adult
$20 - $210
First Class - Child 2-12
$35 - $140
First Class - Senior Citizens
$70 - $290
First Class - Adult
$70 - $350
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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/northeast-regional-train
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $110
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $220
Business Class Seat
$110 - $260
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $210
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/northeast-regional-train
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$2 - $110
Reserved Coach Seat
$15 - $210
Business Class Seat
$55 - $160
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
Phone
877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
http://www.mta.info/schedules
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Tram from Copley to Boston University East
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Website
https://www.mbta.com
Children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$5 - $14
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1-718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Grand Central Terminal to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
https://new.mta.info/agency/long-island-rail-road
Schedules at
https://new.mta.info/agency/long-island-rail-road/timetables
Peak
$3 - $12
Off-Peak
$4 - $7
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
https://www.njtransit.com/
Schedules at
https://www.njtransit.com/bus-to
Child 5-11 and Senior
$10 - $12
Adult Airport
$13 - $16
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1-844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $55
Website
https://www.ourbus.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.

Rome2Rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $70
Website
https://peterpanbus.com
Adult
$5 - $70

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Manhattan to Boston University bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Boston, MA station.

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Manhattan to Boston University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Boston University is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Manhattan to Boston University.

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