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There are 7 ways to get from Paramus 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

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

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Bus

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

Bus via Boston, MA

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Paramus to Cambridge

Bus, subway to New York JFK, fly

  1. Take the bus from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB to New York, Ny
  2. Take the subway from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS)

Bus, subway to New York La Guardia, fly

  1. Take the bus from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB to New York, Ny
  2. Take the subway from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS)

Bus, train to Newark, fly

  1. Take the bus from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB to New York, Ny
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS)

Paramus to Cambridge by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Paramus and Cambridge is around 5h 5m and covers a distance of around 249 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 31 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 34m. Operated by Shortline Bus, Amtrak Acela Express and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Paramus to Cambridge service departs from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB and arrives in Boston. Typically 30 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 34m
Layover time:
31 min
Total time:
5h 5m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 34m
Journey distance:
249 miles
Services per week:
30
Cheapest price:
$29
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:09
Last service departs at:
18:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paramus to Cambridge bus, walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Paramus to Cambridge is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Paramus to Cambridge is to drive. Taking this option will cost $21 - $35 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paramus to Cambridge station. However, there are services departing from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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The distance between Paramus and Cambridge is 183 miles. The road distance is 217.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Paramus to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 5h 1m and costs $28 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Paramus to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Paramus to Cambridge bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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The best way to get from Paramus to Cambridge is to train which takes 5h 1m and costs $28 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Paramus to Cambridge bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at South Station, Boston, MA.

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Map of how to get from Paramus to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 183.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $200 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to South Station, Boston, MA every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Greyhound USA also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Hyannis
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Newark to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Newark to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $280
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
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
$380 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $330
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$140 - $200
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$140 - $200
Business Seat - Child
$140 - $200
First Class - Adult
$220 - $310
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$220 - $310
First Class - Child
$220 - $310
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
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 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Subway from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
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
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
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 4 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.

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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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Paramus, NJ- Rt 17 at Midland SB to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $26
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Paramus to Cambridge is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Paramus to Cambridge.

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

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