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There are 4 ways to get from Saint John to Boston by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Saint John (YSJ) to Boston (BOS) YSJ - BOS

$228 - $787

Cheapest option

Drive, bus, train  •  11h 50m

  1. Drive from Saint John to Perry, ME
  2. Take the bus from Perry, ME to Bangor, ME
  3. Take the bus from Bangor, ME to Portland, ME
  4. Take the train from Portland Amtrak Station to Boston North Station

$95 - $156

2 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Saint John, NB to Fredericton, NB
  2. Take the bus from Fredericton, NB to Woodstock, NB
  3. Take the bus from Houlton, Maine to Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach
  4. Take the bus from Bangor, ME to Boston, MA - South Station

$103 - $138

Drive  •  7h 10m

  1. Drive from Saint John to Boston 404.4 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Saint John to Boston is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint John to Boston is to fly which costs $290 - $1,100 and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between Saint John and Boston is 515 km. The road distance is 647.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Saint John to Boston, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Saint John to Boston is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs $290 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 12h 22m.

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There is no direct flight from Saint John Airport to Boston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 44m and has one stopover.

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Boston is 1h behind Saint John. It is currently 4:44 PM in Saint John and 3:44 PM in Boston.

Yes, the driving distance between Saint John to Boston is 647 km. It takes approximately 7h 10m to drive from Saint John to Boston.

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Porter Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Saint John Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 761+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Saint John to Boston.
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  • Distance: 321.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Saint John, NB, Canada and Boston, MA, USA?

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet fly from Saint John to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint John to Boston via Fredericton, NB, Woodstock, NB, Houlton, Maine, and Bangor, ME in around 12h 22m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Saint John to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Saint John to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Saint John to Boston via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Saint John to Boston via Montreal, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Saint John to Boston via Halifax, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Saint John to Boston via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Saint John to Boston via Ottawa, Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 Portland Amtrak Station to Boston North Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
West Transportation
Phone
1-800-596-2823
Email
info@westbusservice.com
Website
westbusservice.com
Bus from Perry, ME to Bangor, ME
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Schedules at
westbusservice.com
Concord Coach Lines
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
Bus from Bangor, ME to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Saint John, NB to Fredericton, NB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Fredericton, NB to Woodstock, NB
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Book at
maritimebus.com
Cyr Bus Line
Website
johntcyrandsons.com
Bus from Houlton, Maine to Bangor, Maine - Concord Coach
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
johntcyrandsons.com

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The best way to get from Saint John to Saint John Airport is to taxi which takes 17m and costs $30 - $45.

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