There are 8 ways to get from Manhattan to Cambridge by bus, train, night bus, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

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

$21 - $65

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Train  •  4 h 46 min

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

$123 - $343

Night bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma 2502 / ...

$31 - $71

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Cambridge 209.2 miles

$20 - $30

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  2 h 55 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

$68 - $258

Fly Newark to Boston  •  3 h 1 min

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

$80 - $305

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3 h 17 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

$69 - $294

Fly Newark to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Manchester (MHT) EWR - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$167 - $646

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Cambridge is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Cambridge is to subway and fly which costs $65 - $260 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Cambridge is 185 miles. The road distance is 209.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Cambridge without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $21 - $65.

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The bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Cambridge is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $21 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $350 and takes 4 h 46 min, you could also fly, which costs $80 - $310 and takes 3 h 1 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 2 min.

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Manhattan to Cambridge bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 185.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Manhattan to Cambridge every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Manhattan to Cambridge every 3 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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 16 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 20 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 14 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
Flights from Newark to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
New York City Transit (MTA)
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
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

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