The cheapest trains from Boston to New York City

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$79

Average

$140

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 $ 140 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 79.

Cheapest
09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA4h58 02:34AMPenn Station
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$791One-way
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09:30PMSouth Station5h04 02:34AMPenn Station
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$791One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:35PMSouth Station4h29 10:04PMPenn Station
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$1071One-way
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05:40PMBack Bay Station, MA4h24 10:04PMPenn Station
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$1071One-way
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06:45PMSouth Station4h10 10:55PMPenn Station
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$1071One-way

Timetable Boston to New York City

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06:00AMSouth Station3h47 09:47AMPenn Station
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06:06AMBack Bay Station, MA3h41 09:47AMPenn Station
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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 Station3h35 10:50AMPenn Station
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07:20AMBack Bay Station, MA3h30 10:50AMPenn 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 Station3h44 12:54PMPenn Station
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA3h39 12:54PMPenn Station
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09:20AMSouth Station4h27 01:47PMPenn Station
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09:26AMBack Bay Station, MA4h21 01:47PMPenn Station
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11:05AMSouth Station3h44 02:49PMPenn Station
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11:10AMSouth Station4h12 03:22PMPenn Station
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11:11AMBack Bay Station, MA3h38 02:49PMPenn Station
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11:16AMBack Bay Station, MA4h06 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 Station3h48 05:48PMPenn Station
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02:06PMBack Bay Station, MA3h42 05:48PMPenn 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 Station3h46 08:01PMPenn Station
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04:20PMBack Bay Station, MA3h41 08:01PMPenn 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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06:45PMSouth Station4h10 10:55PMPenn Station
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06:51PMBack Bay Station, MA4h04 10:55PMPenn 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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Sep 26
$137Amtrak
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$158Republic Airlines
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Sep 27
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Sep 28
$55Amtrak
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$83Republic Airlines
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Sep 29
$55Amtrak
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$79Amtrak
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Oct 5
$33Amtrak
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$44Amtrak
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$79Amtrak
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Oct 9
$33Amtrak
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$33Amtrak
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The fastest trains from Boston to New York City

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

3 h 30 m

Average

4 h 3 m

Trains per day

30

Distance

306 km

Of the 30 trains that leave Boston for New York City every day 30 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 3 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 30 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, MA3h30 10:50AMPenn Station
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$1851One-way
2nd Fastest
07:15AMSouth Station3h35 10:50AMPenn Station
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$1851One-way
11:11AMBack Bay Station, MA3h38 02:49PMPenn Station
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$1341One-way
09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA3h39 12:54PMPenn Station
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$1341One-way
04:20PMBack Bay Station, MA3h41 08:01PMPenn Station
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$1851One-way

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Train Information to New York City from Boston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$44 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Boston to New York City cover the 189 miles (305 km) long route taking on average 4 h 11 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $44 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $44 (€35).

Train companies

Train between Boston and New York City with Amtrak

For as little as $44 (€35) you can travel by train between Boston and New York City with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Boston to New York City.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Amtrak train ticket from Boston to New York City:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
    • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

    Trains from Boston to New York City

    Trains from Boston to New York City are very frequent and direct. The journey with the Acela high-speed train takes about 3h 35min. As for the journeys with the standard Northeast Regional Amtrak trains, the trip can take from 4 to 5h. Trains leave Boston from its main train station, South Station, and make one more stop in Boston at Back Bay Station before continuing towards New York City. Trains all arrive in New York City at Penn Station.

    Boston to New York City Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are over 10 trains a day every day of the week, although there are a few more trains during the weekdays. The first train of the day departs from South Station in Boston at 6:35 a.m. and the last one departs at 9:30 p.m. The trains make a stop at Back Bay Station before leaving the Boston area. The train departs from this station just 5min after South Station. The first and last times in the day for the Acela high-speed train are at 11:05 a.m. and 4:05 p.m.

    How long is the journey by train from Boston to New York City?

    On average the travel time for trains from Boston to New York City is 4h 32 min. The duration can vary depending on what time of the day and week you are traveling. The average travel time on weekends is lower than during the week. All the trains on this route are direct, so there’s no need to worry about making connections or adding that time to your trip. The Acela train is the high-speed train for this journey. Taking this train will knock about 30 to 40min off the duration of your trip.

    Boston Pedestrians. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station: Trains to New York City depart from Boston’s main train station, South Station. It’s located in Downtown Boston and has connections to the Red Line of the subway system. Inside the station you’ll find a large variety of different eateries and shops as well as a luggage storage service. Furthermore, the train to New York City also stops at Boston’s Back Bay Station on its way out of the city. This station is just a 5 to 10min subway ride from downtown with connections to the Orange Line of the subway system.

    Arrival train station: Trains from Boston arrive to New York City at Penn Station. Penn Station is located in the middle of Manhattan beneath Madison Square Garden. You can get around downtown New York City easily from here on the MetroLink subway system. Penn Station has connections with the A, C, E, 1, 2 and 3 subway lines that take you all over Manhattan as well as the other boroughs of the city. The station is accessible for passengers with reduced mobility with an elevator and you can find a variety of restaurants and shops once inside.

    Which train companies travel from Boston to New York City?

    Amtrak is the train company that travels from Boston to New York City. However, you can choose either the standard Northeast Regional Amtrak routes or the Acela Amtrak high-speed train. The Acela trains are generally 30 to 40min shorter than the Northeast Regional routes. Both of the routes are direct, however with Acela you may have access to more amenities. Acela has the option of traveling in Business or First class if you wish. As for the Northeast Regional trains, you can pick to travel in either coach or business class. All routes have a café onboard as well as power outlets at your seat.

    Amtrak trains from Boston to New York City

    Amtrak is the provider for all train routes traveling from Boston to New York City. Nevertheless, there are two Amtrak routes you can take. The Northeast Regional trains are direct routes to New York City with an average duration of 4h 37min. The service is nine times a day every day of the week, running once every 1 to 2h. As for the Acela Amtrak trains, these are the high-speed routes. The service is direct as well with an average duration of 3h 43min. The Acela trains run four times a day, the first train departing Boston at 11:05 a.m. and the last one at 4:05 p.m.

    Boston People Shopping. Source: Shutterstock

    Train Boston to New York City: Services on Board

    The trains from Boston to New York City are operated by Amtrak’s Northeast Regional and Acela routes. Both routes offer business class seats. However, first class is only an option with the Acela high-speed train. Check bags if your departing from South Station, since Back Bay Station does not have checked bag services. Each passenger is allowed 2 checked items along with two carry-on bags and two personal items.

    Pets are only allowed in Coach Class, so it must be on the Northeast Regional trains. They must travel in a pet carrier and in total not exceed 20 pounds (9 kg). Bikes are also permitted on the Northeast Regional trains upon reservation. You must carry-on your bicycle and it must weigh under 50 pounds (22 kg). Both pets and bikes require a surcharge. Accessible seating is available on all trains from Boston to New York City. Both a transfer seat with room to move from a wheelchair or walker into a seat, and a wheelchair space are offered.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Boston to New York City?

    When looking for cheap train tickets from Boston to New York City, there are a few ways you can save money, like booking your tickets in advance. When booking your tickets in advance the prices tend to be significantly lower, last minute ticket prices are generally more expensive. Another way to find affordable seats is being flexible with your dates and your times. Some days may be cheaper than others as well as rush hour times being less affordable. The last Northeast Regional train of the day tends to be more affordable as well. Book a ticket on the Northeast Regional Amtrak trains as opposed to the Acela highspeed train which is more expensive.

    To New York City by train—travel tips

    Traveling to New York City by train is a great way to arrive right in the middle of Manhattan. A couple blocks away you’ll find the Empire State Building and all the iconic flashing lights and towering buildings at Times Square. While you’re in New York City, don’t forget to have a picnic in Central Park and maybe take a ferry out to see the Statue of Liberty. If you’re one who enjoys museums and art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum are a must, and maybe you’re in town to see a musical on Broadway. New York City is also famous for its shops and boutiques along Fifth Avenue. Master the city’s subway system and explore the other New York boroughs like Brooklyn and Staten Island. As for dining and nightlife, you can try some dim sums in Chinatown or check out one of the various rooftop bars for a cocktail and enjoy the views of the skyscrapers around you.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Boston to New York City
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    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest train from Boston to New York City?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Boston to New York City to cost as little as $44 (€35)  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Boston to New York City?
    The Boston to New York City train ticket price is on average $44 (€35)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    How far is it from Boston to New York City by train?
    The Boston to New York City train distance is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
    How long is the train ride from Boston to New York City?
    While the time it takes to travel 189 miles (305 km) to New York City from Boston can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Boston to New York City train journey time is on average 4 h 11 min.
    What train providers go from Boston to New York City?
    For the route from Boston to New York City you can take a train with Amtrak or Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Boston to New York City on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Can I find a direct train from Boston to New York City?
    Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Boston to New York City. You can look to travel with Amtrak or Amtrak  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    How many train services per day are there to New York City from Boston?
    The average number of trains departing Boston for New York City is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    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 for this route departs from Boston at 10: 15 AM. The last train leaves from Boston at 10: 51 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Boston to New York City and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    When should I buy the Boston to New York City train for the best deals on tickets?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Boston to New York City is on average $44 (€35) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Boston and New York City available a few months in advance.