There are 8 ways to get from New York to Boston by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3h 55m

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

$35 - $130

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses 2002 / ...

$9 - $50

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Bus via Newton, MA  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA Manhattan-Newton / ...

$22 - $33

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from New York to Boston 213.1 miles

$20 - $30

Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  2h 50m

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

$74 - $305

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

  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

$62 - $256

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  2h 59m

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

$66 - $297

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains

$196 - $641

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Boston is to bus which costs $9 - $50 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Boston is to train and fly which costs $70 - $310 and takes 2h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Boston South Buses. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between New York and Boston is 190 miles. The road distance is 213.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Boston without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs $35 - $130.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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New York to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Boston is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs $35 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $9 - $50 and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Boston.
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  • Distance: 190.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 55m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Seven other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $280
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $280
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 New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
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
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
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 South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
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
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA Oak & Harrison
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
coachrun.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 1st Ave NY to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gobuses.com

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

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New York to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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New York to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Boston is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from New York to Boston.

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JetBlue Airways, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Boston Airport.

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Book your New York to Boston bus tickets online with Greyhound, Busbud and FlixBus.

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