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There are 7 ways to get from New York to Boston by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$35 - $130

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Boston "Greyhound" / ...

$9 - $40

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Bus via Newton, MA  •  5h 22m

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

$23 - $35

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from New York to Boston 213.1 miles

$20 - $30

Train to Newark, fly  •  2h 54m

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

$32 - $198

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  2h 59m

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

$80 - $232

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3h 12m

  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

$42 - $187

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Boston is to bus which costs $9 - $40 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 $30 - $200 and takes 2h 54m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 44m.

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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 44m and costs $35 - $130.

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The train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station takes 3h 44m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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New York to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Boston is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs $35 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $9 - $40 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 44m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 44m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Boston 4 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$11 - $230
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $270
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11 - $240
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $260
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
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 Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 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 New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
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 Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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.

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 to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
$9 - $20
Schedules at
coachrun.com
Book at
gotobus.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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Midtown NYC to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 230 W 36th St. NYC to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
gobuses.com

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

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New York to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston 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 55m to drive from New York to Boston.

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

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