There are 8 ways to get from New York to Cambridge 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.

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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 Lucky Star Bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$10 - $25

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 53 min

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

$27 - $71

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from New York to Cambridge 213.4 miles

$20 - $30

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  3 h 10 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

$68 - $258

Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  3 h 3 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

$80 - $307

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3 h 13 min

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

$69 - $299

Fly Newark to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 39 min

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

$167 - $648

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Cambridge is to bus which costs $10 - $25 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Cambridge is to train and fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between New York and Cambridge is 189 miles. The road distance is 213.4 miles.

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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 every two hours.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak station. Services depart every two hours, 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 Cambridge, MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York to Cambridge every 2 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min. Alternatively, Lucky Star Bus operates a bus from New York to Cambridge every 2 hours. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Coach Run also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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 Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newark to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
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
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
coachrun.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA
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
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com

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