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There are 8 ways to get from Manhattan to Cambridge by bus, train, 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 Limo Liner  •  4 h 15 min

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

$99

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 12 min

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

$27 - $71

6 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$123 - $343

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

$80 - $305

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3 h 18 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

$71 - $296

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  4 h 37 min

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

$195 - $729

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 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Boston, MA. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 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 15 min and costs $99.

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The bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA takes 4 h 15 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Manhattan to Cambridge bus services, operated by Limo Liner, 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 15 min and costs $99. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $350 and takes 4 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs $80 - $310 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 4 min.

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Manhattan to Cambridge bus services, operated by Limo Liner, 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 15 min

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

Limo Liner operates a bus from Manhattan to Cambridge 4 times a day. Tickets cost $99 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Manhattan to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3 h 49 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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 Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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 Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Bus operators
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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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.

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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Cambridge is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Manhattan to Cambridge.

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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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There are 781+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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