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

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Train  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Newark to Boston Acela / ...

$40 - $130

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Bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses Phil / ...

$20 - $40

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Bus via New York Penn Station  •  6h 30m

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

$23 - $42

Drive  •  4h 1m

  1. Drive from Newark to Cambridge 218.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Newark to Boston  •  2h 59m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$51 - $246

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the subway from 34 St-Penn Station to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$83 - $319

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  3h 54m

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

$109 - $310

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  4h 46m

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

$140 - $556

Newark to Cambridge by train

The train journey time between Newark and Cambridge is around 4h 44m and covers a distance of around 239 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 3m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Newark to Cambridge train service departs from Newark and arrives in Boston. Typically 83 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 44m
Fastest train time:
4h 3m
Trains per week:
83
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:32
Last train departs at:
20:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Newark to Cambridge train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Cambridge is to bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Cambridge is to fly which costs $50 - $250 and takes 2h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Boston South Buses. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Newark and Cambridge is 196 miles. The road distance is 218.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs $40 - $130.

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The train from Newark to Boston takes 4h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Newark to Cambridge bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Newark Penn Station.

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Newark to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Cambridge is to train which takes 4h 11m and costs $40 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4h 52m, you could also fly, which costs $50 - $250 and takes 2h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 196 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Cambridge, MA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 11m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 52m. Greyhound USA also services this route 5 times a week.

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
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
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
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
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 Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
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 Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
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 34 St-Penn Station to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
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

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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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Newark to Cambridge bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Newark to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Cambridge is 219 miles. It takes approximately 4h 1m to drive from Newark to Cambridge.

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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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There are 390+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $4.

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