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Train Information to Newark, DE from Boston

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$85 (€68)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day

Trains from Boston to Newark, DE cover the 306 miles (493 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 7 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $85 (€68), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $85 (€68).

Trains from Boston to Newark

With the closest airport near Newark a 45-minute car ride to Philadelphia, traveling by train from Boston to Newark is a good option. The route winds down the scenic Eastern Seaboard and through the major metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia with a picturesque crossing of the Delaware River toward the end. Amtrak is the leading provider of trains from Boston to Newark. Amtrak offers almost 300 services to 87,000 passengers daily, with modern rolling stock and great onboard facilities for passengers. The journey from Boston to Newark takes anywhere from 6 hours 20 minutes to 7 hours 20 minutes depending on whether the service is direct or indirect, and the wait time at transfer stations. Services depart from Boston Back Bay Station and arrive at Newark, Delaware Station.

Which train companies travel from Boston to Newark?

Amtrak offers rail service seven days a week and several types of tickets for traveling by train from Boston to Newark. These range from purchased long in advance saver fares to business class tickets providing extra legroom and complimentary drinks. Business-class and flexible tickets can be easily modified or canceled up to the departure date providing a good option for those with a flexible travel schedule. Saver and value fares offer less flexibility and are best for those on a stricter timeline. While onboard, meals, snacks, and a wider variety of beverages are available for purchase in the dining car. Limited WiFi service that accommodates most web browsing is generally accessible and complimentary for all riders. There are also designated silent cars where phone use is not allowed, and conversations must be kept to a low voice.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Delaware?

Trains from Boston to Newark run daily and depart Boston in the morning and afternoon. The pleasant journey from Boston to Newark lasts between 6 hours 20 min and 7 hours 20 min, depending on if there is a connection. The train from Boston to Newark runs along the Northeast Corridor line, which is the busiest passenger train route in the United States, and tickets often sell out. Purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged. ​

How many trains are there from Boston to Newark?

Amtrak offer two departures from Boston to Newark per day. The morning train from Boston to Newark offers an indirect service, arriving in Wilmington, Delaware, in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, travelers will have to disembark for a 1 hour stopover before transferring on to another train and continuing their journey with a short 10-minute ride to Newark, arriving in the early evening. The early afternoon train runs direct service from Boston to Newark with no stopovers.

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

Departure station: Boston's Back Bay Station, BBY, is located within a mile of downtown Boston and other popular tourist areas like China Town and Boston Common. It's accessible via local MBTA commuter rail, the city subway's Orange Line, and city buses. Connecting from Boston's Logan International Airport can be done via subway and taxi, and takes about 15 minutes. Bus, subway, and rail tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card via vending machines located at most stations. Back Bay Station is unstaffed, and luggage check-in is unavailable. Amtrak tickets can only be purchased via the electronic Quik-Trak kiosks or online. The station is handicapped accessible and stroller friendly with elevators providing access to all platforms from street level. There is a small waiting area with restrooms, but no cafes or food offerings. Food and beverage purchases are best made at the nearby Copley Place shopping mall. Cannolis from Mike's Pastry in the North End also make for excellent train ride companions.

Arrival station: Newark, Delaware's station, NRK, is located a few blocks away from the University of Delaware Campus and about one mile from the businesses along Main Street in downtown Newark. The station is unstaffed with a waiting area, restrooms, and electronic ticket kiosks. Nearby parking is easily accessed, and ramps make the station handicapped and stroller friendly. Vending machines are the only food and beverage options. The station serves Amtrak's Northeast Regional Line with connections toward Washington D.C. or New York City, and SEPTA commuter trains into Philadelphia and further on into New Jersey. Travel within the city is best done via walking and the local DART buses. Single-use bus tickets must be paid in cash. Multi-day tickets and passes are available for purchase via the DART Pass mobile fare payment app.

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Trains from Boston to Newark, DE
Travel by train to Newark, DE easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Boston to Newark, DE.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Boston to Newark, DE?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Boston to Newark, DE for as low as $85 (€68)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Boston and Newark, DE?
The train price from Boston to Newark, DE is on average $85 (€68)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Boston to Newark, DE by train?
The Boston to Newark, DE train distance is approximately 306 miles (493 km).
How long is a train to Newark, DE from Boston on average?
While the time it takes to travel 306 miles (493 km) to Newark, DE from Boston can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Boston to Newark, DE train journey time is on average 8 h 7 min.
How many train services per day are there from Boston to Newark, DE?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Boston to Newark, DE. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Boston to Newark, DE? When does the last train depart from Boston to Newark, DE?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Boston at 3: 16 PM. The last train leaves from Boston at 3: 16 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Boston to Newark, DE and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Boston to Newark, DE train for the best deals on tickets?
If you book a train ticket from Boston to Newark, DE within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $85 (€68) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Newark, DE from Boston are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.