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There are 9 ways to get from Manhattan to Cambridge by train, 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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Train

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston

Bus

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

Bus via 86 St

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Cambridge

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston

  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)

Train to Newark, fly to Boston

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS)

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Boston

  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)

Train to Newark, fly to Providence, train

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD)
  3. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay

Fly Newark to Manchester, bus

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Manchester (MHT)
  2. Take the bus from Manchester, NH to Boston, MA

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

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Cambridge is to subway and fly which costs $35 - $290 and takes 3h 9m.

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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 Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station station and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 38m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Cambridge is 185 miles. The road distance is 208.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 3h 38m and costs $20 - $250.

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The train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston takes 3h 38m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Manhattan to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Cambridge is to train which takes 3h 38m and costs $20 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $35 and takes 3h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 185.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $250 and the journey takes 3h 38m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Newark to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $130
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $120
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $130
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $250
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $390
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$28 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $90
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Subway from 5 Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $13
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
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Manchester, NH to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
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 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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.

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 to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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

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American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport.

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