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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma 2504 / ...

$10 - $65

6 alternative options

Bus Go Buses  •  5 h 7 min

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

$21

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from New York to Boston 215 miles

$21 - $35

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  2 h 58 min

  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  •  3 h 1 min

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

$63 - $297

Fly Newark to Boston  •  2 h 59 min

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

$62 - $297

Fly New York La Guardia to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Manchester (MHT) LGA - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$147 - $476

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Boston is to bus which costs $21 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Boston is to subway and fly which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $60 - $260.

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The distance between New York and Boston is 304 km. The road distance is 344 km.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak takes 3 h 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Boston every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from New York La Guardia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Megabus
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave NY to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules 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
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
gobuses.com

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