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There are 7 ways to get from Riverhead to Boston by bus, car ferry, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, car ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Riverhead LIRR to Orient Point Ferry Dock
  2. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  3. Take the train from New London to Boston

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Riverhead to Orient Point
  2. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  3. Drive from New London to Boston

5 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Port Jefferson to Prudential

Train, train to New York JFK, fly

  1. Take the train from Riverhead to Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS)

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly

  1. Take the train from Riverhead to Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS)

Train to Newark, fly

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS)
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The cost-effective way to get from Riverhead to Boston is to bus, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Riverhead to Boston is to drive and car ferry which costs $29 - $100 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverhead to Boston. However, there are services departing from Riverhead LIRR and arriving at Prudential via Coram Plaza and Port Jefferson. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Riverhead to Boston. However, there are services departing from Riverhead and arriving at Boston via Ronkonkoma and Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Riverhead and Boston is 130 miles.

The best way to get from Riverhead to Boston without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 6h 15m and costs $30 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Riverhead to Boston, including transfers.

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Riverhead to Boston bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., depart from Port Jefferson station.

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Riverhead to Boston train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Ronkonkoma station.

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The best way to get from Riverhead to Boston is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs $55 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $70 and takes 7h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Riverhead to Boston.
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  • Distance: 130.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Riverhead, NY, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

You can take a train from Riverhead to Boston via Ronkonkoma, New York Penn Station, and Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station in around 6h 56m. Alternatively, Hampton Jitney Inc. operates a bus from Port Jefferson to Prudential twice a week. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 4h 43m.

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 Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
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 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
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 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Train operators
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New London to Boston
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New London to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$23 - $75
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$40 - $140
Business Seat - Adult
$45 - $150
First Class - Child 2-12
$70 - $130
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$130 - $230
First Class - Adult
$140 - $250
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
Peak
$7 - $9
Train from Riverhead to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$8 - $12
Peak
$6 - $15
Train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $6
Peak
$6 - $7
Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Riverhead LIRR to Orient Point Ferry Dock
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from Port Jefferson to Prudential
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Onboard
$30 - $40
Prepaid Online Rate
$50 - $60
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from Orient Point to New London
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $80
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$17 - $19
Vehicle and Passenger
$55 - $80

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Riverhead to Boston bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., arrive at Prudential station.

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Riverhead to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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