There are 5 ways to get from New Jersey to Massachusetts by train, bus, car 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  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$130 - $350

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Bus  •  5 h 7 min

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

$22 - $80

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Boston 222.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Boston  •  2 h 46 min

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

$58 - $285

Fly to Hartford, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Hartford (BDL) EWR - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Springfield, Ma

$140 - $366

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts is to fly which costs $55 - $290 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey station to Massachusetts. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Boston, Ma via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Massachusetts is 202 miles. The road distance is 222.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Massachusetts without a car is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $130 - $350.

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The train from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Station takes 4 h 17 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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New Jersey to Massachusetts bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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New Jersey to Massachusetts train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Massachusetts is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $130 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $80 and takes 5 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs $55 - $290 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Massachusetts.
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  • Distance: 202.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Massachusetts, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Newark to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $130 - $350 and the journey takes 4 h 17 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
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 Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$130 - $270
First Class Seat
$220 - $350
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 Hartford, Ct to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
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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