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There are 8 ways to get from Riverhead to Boston by bus, car ferry, train, 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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Bus, car ferry, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Riverhead LIRR to Orient Point Ferry Dock S92
  2. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  3. Take the train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station

$47 - $172

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  3h 21m

  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

$29 - $99

6 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Port Jefferson to Prudential Long Island-Boston

$44 - $69

Train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$49 - $151

Bus, car ferry  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Flanders Rd/Peconic Ave to Orient Point Ferry Dock S92
  2. Take the car ferry from Orient Point to New London
  3. Take the bus from New London, Ct to Boston South Buses

$37 - $109

Train, train to New York JFK, fly  •  4h 34m

  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) JFK - BOS

$107 - $293

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Riverhead to Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
  3. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  4. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$59 - $175

Train, train to Newark, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Riverhead to Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$61 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Riverhead to Boston is to bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Riverhead to Boston is to drive and car ferry which costs $28 - $100 and takes 3h 21m.

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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 6h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Riverhead to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Riverhead and arriving at Boston South Station via Ronkonkoma and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 52m.

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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 5m and costs $45 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m 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 bus which takes 6h 9m and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $160 and takes 6h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Riverhead to Boston.
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  • Distance: 130.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

Hampton Jitney Inc. operates a bus from Port Jefferson to Prudential 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riverhead to Boston via Ronkonkoma, Penn Station, and New York Penn Station in around 6h 52m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New London Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $11
Train from Riverhead to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
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 Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Flanders Rd/Peconic Ave to Orient Point Ferry Dock
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Hampton Jitney Inc.
Phone
212.362.8400
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Bus from Port Jefferson to Prudential
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
hamptonjitney.com
Prepaid Online Rate
$40 - $60
Onboard
$50 - $65
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 London, Ct to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55
Ferry operators
Long Island Ferry
Website
longislandferry.com
Car ferry from Orient Point to New London
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $80
Schedules at
longislandferry.com
Book at
longislandferry.com
Passenger
$16 - $22
Vehicle and Passenger
$55 - $80

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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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, arrive at Boston South Station.

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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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