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The cheapest trains from Boston to New York City

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Cheapest

$82

Average

$137

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Boston to New York City will cost around $ 137 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 82.

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09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA4h58 02:34AMPenn Station
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$821One-way
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05:35PMSouth Station4h29 10:04PMPenn Station
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$821One-way
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09:30PMSouth Station5h04 02:34AMPenn Station
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$821One-way
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05:40PMBack Bay Station, MA4h24 10:04PMPenn Station
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$821One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:26PMBack Bay Station, MA4h02 07:28PMPenn Station
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$1061One-way

Timetable Boston to New York City

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06:10AMSouth Station4h12 10:22AMPenn Station
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06:15AMBack Bay Station, MA4h07 10:22AMPenn Station
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07:15AMSouth Station3h32 10:47AMPenn Station
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07:20AMBack Bay Station, MA3h27 10:47AMPenn Station
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08:15AMSouth Station4h07 12:22PMPenn Station
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08:21AMBack Bay Station, MA4h01 12:22PMPenn Station
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09:10AMSouth Station3h40 12:50PMPenn Station
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA3h35 12:50PMPenn Station
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09:30AMSouth Station4h20 01:50PMPenn Station
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09:36AMBack Bay Station, MA4h14 01:50PMPenn Station
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11:05AMSouth Station3h44 02:49PMPenn Station
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11:11AMBack Bay Station, MA3h38 02:49PMPenn Station
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11:15AMSouth Station4h07 03:22PMPenn Station
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11:21AMBack Bay Station, MA4h01 03:22PMPenn Station
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01:50PMSouth Station4h20 06:10PMPenn Station
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01:56PMBack Bay Station, MA4h14 06:10PMPenn Station
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02:00PMSouth Station3h47 05:47PMPenn Station
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02:06PMBack Bay Station, MA3h41 05:47PMPenn Station
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03:20PMSouth Station4h08 07:28PMPenn Station
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03:26PMBack Bay Station, MA4h02 07:28PMPenn Station
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04:15PMSouth Station3h45 08:00PMPenn Station
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04:20PMBack Bay Station, MA3h40 08:00PMPenn Station
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05:35PMSouth Station4h29 10:04PMPenn Station
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05:40PMBack Bay Station, MA4h24 10:04PMPenn Station
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09:30PMSouth Station5h04 02:34AMPenn Station
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09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA4h58 02:34AMPenn Station
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Jun 13
$78Amtrak
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Jun 14
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$28Flixbus
$241United
Tue
Jun 15
$55Amtrak
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$251United
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Jun 16
$55Amtrak
$28Flixbus
$305Republic Airlines
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$21Flixbus
$305American Airlines
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Jun 18
$55Amtrak
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$305Republic Airlines
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Jun 19
$55Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$94American Airlines
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Jun 20
$32Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$94Republic Airlines
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Jun 21
$33Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$94American Airlines
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Jun 22
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Jun 23
$32Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$120American Airlines
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$21Flixbus
$131Republic Airlines
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$34OurBus
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Jun 26
$33Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$94American Airlines
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Jun 27
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$21Flixbus
$94Republic Airlines
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Jun 28
$32Amtrak
$42Greyhound
$94Republic Airlines
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Jun 29
$33Amtrak
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$94Republic Airlines
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Jun 30
$33Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$94American Airlines
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Jul 1
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Jul 2
$32Amtrak
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The fastest trains from Boston to New York City

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Fastest Journey

3 h 27 m

Average

4 h 2 m

Trains per day

26

Distance

306 km

Of the 26 trains that leave Boston for New York City every day 26 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 306 km distance in an average of 4 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 27 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:20AMBack Bay Station, MA3h27 10:47AMPenn Station
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$2251One-way
2nd Fastest
07:15AMSouth Station3h32 10:47AMPenn Station
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$2251One-way
09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA3h35 12:50PMPenn Station
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$1661One-way
11:11AMBack Bay Station, MA3h38 02:49PMPenn Station
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$1661One-way
04:20PMBack Bay Station, MA3h40 08:00PMPenn Station
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$1481One-way

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Journey Summary

Boston to New York City Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 13 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $37
Trains depart from:Boston
Trains arrive in:New York City
Distance:306 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Boston to New York

New York sits 218 miles (350 kilometers) south-west of Boston, on the eastern coast of the US. Travelers can take the train from Boston to New York for a convenient, fast, and efficient travel experience with Amtrak trains. The train from Boston to New York departs from South Station, Back Bay Station, or Route 128 Station, and arrives at New York Penn Station. The departure station has a fairly significant effect on the travel time from Boston to New York. The Amtrak trains along this route are with Northeast Regional and Acela trains, depending on the departure stations. There are numerous route numbers, some of which travel between the various Boston departure stations.

Which train companies travel from Boston to New York?

Amtrak has numerous daily train services traveling from Boston to New York. Amtrak operates this route with a few different Northeast Regional and Acela trains, some of which travel between the Boston departure stations. From Back Bay Station there are Northeast Regional train numbers 195, 99, and 161 and Acela train numbers 2253, 2261, and 2257. From South Station there are Northeast Regional train numbers 195, 99, and 161, and Acela train numbers 2253, 2261, and 2255. From Route 128 Station there are Northeast Regional train numbers 67, 169, and 195, as well as Acela train numbers 2253, 2275, and 2259.

How long is the train ride from Boston to New York?

The train from Boston to New York varies in duration depending on the departure and arrival stations. The overall journey is 218 miles (350 kilometers) on average, although the journey is fastest when the train departs from Boston's South Station. These trains reach New York's Penn Station with a travel time of between 2 hours and one minute and 2 hours and 15 minutes. Trains from Route 128 to Penn Station, meanwhile, takes around 3 hours and 23 minutes to four hours and 40 minutes. Trains are longest from Back Bay Station to Penn Station, when they take 3 hours and 32 minutes to four hours and 54 minutes. The fastest trains are often scheduled to depart in the morning, around noon, or around 9:00 p.m.

How many trains are there from Boston to New York?

There are typically 13 to 15 daily trains along this route. The first daily train from Boston to New York is scheduled to depart at around 4:40 a.m. and the final departure is typically just before 9:00 p.m. These train departures are scheduled fairly evenly throughout the day, with one roughly every hour. Train departures are slightly more frequent from Back Bay and Route 128 Stations, as there are around 15 daily trains from these Boston stations. Passengers can expect consistent departures throughout the week, across both weekdays and weekends.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Boston to New York?

Departure stations: trains depart from one of three Boston stations: South Station, Back Bay Station, and Route 128 Station. There are numerous additional stations around Boston, but these do not operate trains to New York. All stations have accessible restrooms and platforms. South Station is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) from central Boston. The station has WiFi available, as well as vending machines, a ticket sales office, and restrooms. There is a wheelchair-accessible elevator. Back Bay Station is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from central Boston. Back Bay Station has ATMs, restrooms, a waiting room, and accessible elevators and parking spots. Route 128 Station is the farthest outside the city center, sitting 14.4 miles from central Boston. Route 128 has accessible parking for same-day or overnight options, ATMs, restrooms, and vending machines. There is WiFi available and a ticket sales office within the facility. It is recommended that travelers arrive at these stations 30 to 45 minutes before their scheduled departure.

Arrival stations: trains arrive at New York Penn Station. Penn Station is 3 miles north of New York's city center. The station is large and equipped with amenities such as a ticket sales office, vending machines, and Amtrak WiFi. There are also restrooms, ATMs and a lounge within the station. There is a wheelchair-accessible elevator within the station, as well as accessible platforms, restrooms and facilities such as a waiting room and water fountains. The waiting room is open 24 hours a day for the ultimate comfort of travelers. The best way for people with limited mobility to get to the city center from the station is by ride-share apps such as Uber or Lyft, or public bus.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Boston and New York City cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Boston to New York City for as low as $55 (€43)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to New York City?
The Boston to New York City train ticket price is on average $55 (€43)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Boston to New York City by train?
The Boston to New York City train distance is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
How many hours is the train time to New York City from Boston?
On average the Boston to New York City train travel time is 4 h 6 min  for the 189 miles (305 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Can I find a direct train from Boston to New York City?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Boston to New York City on Omio with Amtrak or Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
When can I take the first train from Boston to New York City? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Boston to New York City leaves at 10: 10 AM. The last train departing from Boston to New York City leaves at 9: 45 PM. You can find the latest Boston to New York City train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Boston to New York City to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets between Boston and New York City within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $55 (€43) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Boston to New York City a few months in advance.