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There are 4 ways to get from South Station to Plum Island by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Newburyport 2116 / ...

$12 - $15

Cheapest option

Train, line 54 bus  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from North Station to Newburyport Newburyport/Rockport Line
  2. Take the line 54 bus from Newburyport Commuter Rail Station to Elm Street & Congress Street 54

$8 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Station to Amesbury 41 miles

$250 - $310

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from South Station to Amesbury 41 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from South Station to Plum Island is to drive which costs $4 - $6 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Station to Plum Island is to taxi which costs $250 - $310 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Station to Plum Island. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Elm Street and Youngs Court via Port Plaza, Newburyport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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It is 34 miles from South Station to Plum Island. It is approximately 41 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from South Station to Plum Island without a car is to bus which takes 2h 34m and costs $11 - $16.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from South Station to Plum Island, including transfers.

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South Station to Plum Island bus services, operated by C&J Bus, depart from Boston station.

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South Station to Plum Island bus services, operated by C&J Bus, arrive at Newburyport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Station to Plum Island is 41 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from South Station to Plum Island.

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  • Distance: 33.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 34m

What companies run services between South Station, MA, USA and Plum Island, MA, USA?

C&J Bus operates a bus from Boston to Newburyport hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Amtrak also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from North Station to Newburyport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
C&J Bus
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
Bus from Boston South Buses to Newburyport, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Merrimack Valley Transit
Phone
+1 978-469-6878
Website
mvrta.com
Bus from Newburyport Commuter Rail Station to Elm Street & Congress Street
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
mvrta.com
Other operators
Taxi from South Station to Amesbury
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Top Cab
Phone
+1 617-266-4800
Metro Cab
Phone
+1 617-782-5500
Website
boston-cab.com
Boston Cab
Phone
+1 617-536-5010
Website
bostoncab.us

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