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There are 8 ways to get from New York to Back Bay (Station) by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 49m

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

$120 - $340

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Bus Megabus  •  4h 29m

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

$23 - $39

6 alternative options

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5h 7m

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

$26 - $50

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from New York to Back Bay (Station) 211.8 miles

$20 - $30

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  3h 17m

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

$68 - $258

Fly Newark to Boston  •  3h 9m

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

$80 - $305

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$72 - $299

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station

$195 - $729

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Back Bay (Station) is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Back Bay (Station) is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 3h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Boston Back Bay Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between New York and Back Bay (Station) is 189 miles. The road distance is 211.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Back Bay (Station) without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs $120 - $340.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station takes 3h 49m including transfers and departs hourly.

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New York to Back Bay (Station) 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 to Back Bay (Station) is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $40 and takes 4h 29m, you could also fly, which costs $80 - $310 and takes 3h 9m.

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

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New York to Back Bay (Station) train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston Back Bay Station.

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Map of how to get from New York to Back Bay (Station).
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Back Bay (Station), MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York to Back Bay (Station) hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3h 49m. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from New York to Back Bay (Station) hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
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 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.

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
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 to Back Bay (Station) is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from New York to Back Bay (Station).

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

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There are 720+ hotels available in Back Bay (Station). Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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