There are 8 ways to get from New Jersey to Boston by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$130 - $350

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$22 - $69

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Boston 222.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Newark to Boston  •  2 h 45 min

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

$57 - $288

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Herald Sq to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$65 - $259

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$66 - $300

Fly Newark to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 17 min

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

$147 - $628

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Boston  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS

$116 - $343

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Boston is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Boston is to fly which costs $55 - $290 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Boston is 236 miles. The road distance is 222.9 miles.

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The train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak takes 4 h 12 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to Boston. However, there are services departing from Ronald H. Brown St At Park St and arriving at Boston, Ma via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station Amtrak station and arriving at Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $130 - $350.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Boston.
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  • Distance: 236 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Newark to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $130 - $350 and the journey takes 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Boston every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newark to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$130 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $350
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com

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