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There are 9 ways to get from New Jersey to Cambridge by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train

  1. Take the train from Newark to Boston

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses

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Bus via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Newark to Cambridge

Fly Newark to Boston

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

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS)

Train, subway to New York JFK, fly to Boston

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to World Trade Center
  2. Take the subway from Fulton St to Howard Beach-JFK Airport
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS)

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Boston

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS)

Fly Newark to Providence, train

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD)
  2. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay
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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Cambridge is to bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Cambridge is to fly which costs $30 - $200 and takes 2h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Boston South Buses. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 8m.

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It is 235 miles from New Jersey to Cambridge. It is approximately 218.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs $21 - $260.

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The train from Newark to Boston takes 4h 8m including transfers and departs hourly.

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New Jersey to Cambridge bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Newark Penn Station.

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New Jersey to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Cambridge is to train which takes 4h 8m and costs $21 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4h 52m, you could also fly, which costs $30 - $200 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 235 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Newark to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $260 and the journey takes 4h 8m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 52m. Greyhound USA also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $120
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $130
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $130
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $140
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
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 Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $240
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $360
First Class - Adult
$210 - $400
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $85
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $170
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$21 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$70 - $170
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$35 - $95
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
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Senior 65+
$2
Adult
$3
Train from Journal Square to World Trade Center
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Senior 65+
$2
Adult
$3
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 W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Subway from Fulton St to Howard Beach-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Amtrak

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 Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Trenton to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1 - $2
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.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 Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
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
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

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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New Jersey to Cambridge bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Cambridge is 219 miles. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from New Jersey to Cambridge.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 346+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 13 min and costs $1 - $4.

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