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

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

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York Midtown to Boston

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Bus via Central

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA

Drive

  1. Drive from New York to Cambridge

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston, subway

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS)
  3. Take the subway from South Station to Central

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, subway

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

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston, subway

  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)
  3. Take the subway from South Station to Central

Fly Newark to Providence, train

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD)
  2. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay

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The most affordable way to get from New York to Cambridge is to bus, which costs $17 - $55 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Cambridge is to train and fly and subway which costs $80 - $240 and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York Midtown and arriving at Boston. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station station and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between New York and Cambridge is 189 miles. The road distance is 210.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs $20 - $260.

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The train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston takes 3h 48m including transfers and departs hourly.

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New York to Cambridge bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from New York Midtown station.

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New York to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Cambridge is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs $20 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $55 and takes 4h 20m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 188.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

Amtrak Acela operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $260 and the journey takes 3h 48m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from New York Midtown to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $390
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $45
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$28 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $90
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
new.mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Subway from South Station to Central
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mbta.com
Senior
$2
Adult
$3
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$10 - $13
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York Midtown to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$22 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$17 - $24
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 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com
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

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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New York to Cambridge bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Boston station.

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New York to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Cambridge is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 53m to drive from New York to Cambridge.

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Cape Air, American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue Airways offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport.

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Book your New York to Cambridge bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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