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Train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from North Station to Lowell Lowell Line

$47 - $140

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Bus, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA Oak & Harrison Nyc
  2. Take the train from North Station to Lowell Lowell Line

$17 - $34

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Bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St to Cambridge, MA Manhattan-Cambridge / ...

$24 - $42

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from New York to Lowell 215.1 miles

$21 - $35

Train to Newark, fly to Boston, train  •  4h 58m

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

$69 - $272

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston, train  •  5h 5m

  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
  3. Take the train from Anderson/Woburn to Lowell

$83 - $321

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston, train  •  5h 6m

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

$109 - $312

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay
  3. Take the train from North Station to Lowell

$163 - $587

Fly New York JFK to Hyannis, bus, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Hyannis (HYA) JFK - HYA
  2. Take the bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA
  3. Take the train from North Station to Lowell

$197 - $470

New York to Lowell by train and subway

The journey time between New York and Lowell is around 6h 9m and covers a distance of around 257 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 52m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and MBTA, the New York to Lowell service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Lowell. Typically 51 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 9m
Fastest journey time:
4h 52m
Services per week:
51
Cheapest price:
$47
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:40
Last service departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Lowell train and subway schedules

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Lowell is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Lowell is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Lowell. However, there are services departing from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St and arriving at Chelmsford St & Cambridge St via Alewife and Lahey Clinic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York to Lowell. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Lowell via Back Bay and North Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between New York and Lowell is 192 miles. The road distance is 215.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Lowell without a car is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from New York to Lowell, including transfers.

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New York to Lowell bus services, operated by Go Buses, depart from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St station.

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New York to Lowell 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 Lowell is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs $45 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $45 and takes 7h 45m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Lowell.
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  • Distance: 191.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

You can take a train from New York to Lowell via Boston, Back Bay, North Station, and North Station in around 5h 22m. Alternatively, Go Buses operates a bus from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St to Cambridge, MA every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $280
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $460
Flights from Newark to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $460
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Hyannis
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Hyannis via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Hyannis via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
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
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
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
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
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
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Lowell
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
MBTA
Train from Anderson/Woburn to Lowell
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
MBTA
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
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
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY-West 30th St to Cambridge, MA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
gobuses.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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New York to Lowell bus services, operated by Go Buses, arrive at Cambridge, MA station.

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New York to Lowell train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at Lowell station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Lowell is 215 miles. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from New York to Lowell.

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Cape Air, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Boston Airport.

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