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There are 7 ways to get from Union Square to Back Bay (Station) by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston Acela / ...

$60 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus via Newton, MA  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA Manhattan-Newton / ...

$23 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 27m

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

$24 - $43

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Union Square to Back Bay (Station) 211.2 miles

$20 - $30

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the subway from 14 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$85 - $322

Train to Newark, fly  •  3h 15m

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

$48 - $276

Train to New York JFK, fly  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$99 - $324

Union Square to Back Bay (Station) by train

The train journey time between Union Square and Back Bay (Station) is around 4h 7m and covers a distance of around 229 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Union Square to Back Bay (Station) train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Boston. Typically 106 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 7m
Fastest train time:
3h 35m
Train distance:
229 miles
Trains per week:
106
Cheapest price:
$60
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:40
Last train departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Union Square to Back Bay (Station) train schedules

Union Square → Back Bay (Station)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Back Bay (Station) is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Back Bay (Station) is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Union Square to Back Bay (Station) is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Union Square to Back Bay (Station) is to train and fly which costs $45 - $280 and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Union Square and Back Bay (Station) is 188 miles. The road distance is 211.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Square to Back Bay (Station) without a car is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs $60 - $200.

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The train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston takes 3h 35m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Union Square to Back Bay (Station) train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from Union Square to Back Bay (Station) is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs $60 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus via Newton, MA, which costs $23 - $35 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Union Square to Back Bay (Station) train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Map of how to get from Union Square to Back Bay (Station).
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  • Distance: 188.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Union Square, NY, USA and Back Bay (Station), MA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall 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, Go Buses operates a bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $180
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $390
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
$390 - $1,000
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
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 York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 14 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Bus operators
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Newton, MA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
gobuses.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Square to Back Bay (Station) is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Union Square to Back Bay (Station).

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

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