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There are 9 ways to get from New York University to Boston by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Boston Acela / ...

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Bus via New York Midtown  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from New York Midtown to Boston 2610 / ...

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Bus  •  5h 35m

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

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from New York University to Boston 213.3 miles

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Howard Beach-JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  3h 20m

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

Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

Fly New York La Guardia to Providence, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Providence (PVD) LGA - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston
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The cheapest way to get from New York University to Boston is to bus via New York Midtown which costs $18 - $60 and takes 5h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from New York University to Boston is to subway and fly which costs $40 - $210 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York University to Boston. However, there are services departing from 8 St-NYU and arriving at Boston via NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 47m.

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The distance between New York University and Boston is 190 miles. The road distance is 213.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New York University to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs $21 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from New York University to Boston, including transfers.

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New York University to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, depart from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York University to Boston is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs $21 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $60 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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New York University to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, arrive at Boston station.

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Map of how to get from New York University to Boston.
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  • Distance: 190.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between New York University, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela operates a train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $260 and the journey takes 3h 49m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Greyhound USA also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $410
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Newark to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $390
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $50
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$29 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $95
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 NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
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amtrak.com
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Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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 Howard Beach-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
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 Concession
$2
Standard
$3
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York Midtown to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$22 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$17 - $24

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