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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Springfield Amtrak Vermonter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station 255 / ...

$46 - $108

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Night bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Worcester, Ma 2026

$23 - $61

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Train, bus via New Haven Union Station  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station 255 / ...

$112 - $280

Bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Springfield, Ma 2008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station 255 / ...

$29 - $87

Train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Worcester Amtrak

$125 - $303

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Worcester 184.8 miles

$18 - $27

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Worcester  •  4 h 40 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 Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH

$94 - $456

Fly Newark to Providence, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  2. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Worcester

$193 - $585

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Worcester is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Worcester is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey station to Worcester station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Worcester, MA - Union Station via New York, Ny and Springfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Worcester. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Worcester Amtrak via New Haven Union Station and Springfield Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Worcester is 204 miles. The road distance is 184.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Worcester without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from New Jersey to Worcester, including transfers.

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

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New Jersey to Worcester 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 Worcester is to bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs $29 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Worcester.
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  • Distance: 204 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

You can take a bus from Newark to Worcester via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Springfield, Ma, and Springfield in around 6 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Worcester via New Haven Union Station and Springfield Amtrak in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from New Haven Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Worcester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Springfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Worcester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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 Springfield, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from New York, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Night bus from New York, Ny to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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New Jersey to Worcester bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Worcester, MA - Union Station.

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New Jersey to Worcester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Worcester Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Worcester is 185 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from New Jersey to Worcester.

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JetBlue Airways offers flights from New York JFK Airport to Worcester Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Worcester. Prices start at $93 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 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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