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 44 min

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

$45 - $160

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 20 min

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

$17 - $65

6 alternative options

Bus Go Buses  •  5 h 8 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 57 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 Newark, fly to Boston  •  2 h 51 min

  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

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

$64 - $295

Fly Newark to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Manchester (MHT) EWR - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$164 - $645

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Boston is to bus which costs $21 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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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 2 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart every 15 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 station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between New York and Boston is 190 miles. The road distance is 215 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Boston without a car is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $45 - $160.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station takes 3 h 44 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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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 Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Boston is to train which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $45 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $65 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from New York to Boston.
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  • Distance: 190.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h 44 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. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newark to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
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
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

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
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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, 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 1st Ave NY to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
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
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Website
gobuses.com

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