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There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston by plane, tram, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from New York JFK

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS)

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Bus via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av

  1. Take the bus from 1st Ave NY to Boston South Buses

Tram, subway to New York La Guardia, fly

  1. Take the tram from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS)

Train

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston

Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston

New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) flights

The flight time between New York JFK (JFK) and Boston (BOS) is around 1h 26m and covers a distance of around 187 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5 min. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 3m. Services are operated by JetBlue Airways, Delta, American Airlines and others. Typically 72 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
1h 20m
Layover time:
5 min
Total time:
1h 26m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
1h 3m
Flight distance:
187 miles
Flights per week:
72
Cheapest price:
$98
Carbon emissions:
99 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:45
Last flight departs at:
22:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) flight schedules

New York JFK Airport (JFK) → Boston
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Boston is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Boston is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Boston is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston is to fly which costs $90 - $310 and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Boston. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at Boston South Buses via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av and 1st Ave NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Boston via Jamaica and Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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It is 185 miles from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston. It is approximately 215.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs $55 - $190.

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It takes approximately 1h 18m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from 1st Ave NY station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston is to fly which takes 1h 18m and costs $90 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $190 and takes 4h 59m, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 6h 28m.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston.
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  • Distance: 185.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 3h 43m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
+1 (212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Tram from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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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 Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Bus operators
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 1st Ave NY to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston.

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American Airlines, Cape Air, JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport.

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