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There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from New York JFK  •  1h 32m

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

$60 - $285

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Bus  •  5h 47m

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

$24 - $43

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Fly from New York La Guardia  •  3h 1m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$74 - $263

Train, train to Newark, fly  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$82 - $317

Train  •  5h 10m

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

$54 - $171

Bus via Jamaica  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$25 - $41

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston 215.2 miles

$21 - $35

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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 55m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston is to fly which costs $60 - $290 and takes 1h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Boston South Station via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Boston is 185 miles. The road distance is 215.2 miles.

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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 5h 10m and costs $50 - $180.

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It takes approximately 1h 32m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York 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 32m and costs $60 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $180 and takes 5h 10m, you could also bus, which costs $23 - $45 and takes 5h 47m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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

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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 32m

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

Delta, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 3h 54m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
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 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Boston.

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

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There are 885+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $134 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York La Guardia Airport is to shuttle which takes 34m and costs $17.

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