Boston to Newark, NJ train

Cheap train tickets from Boston to Newark, NJ

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116

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228

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Boston to Newark, NJ is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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09:30PMSouth Station5h38 03:08AMNewark Penn Station
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1161One-way
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10:20AMSouth Station5h01 03:21PMNewark Penn Station
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11:10AMSouth Station4h41 03:51PMNewark Penn Station
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06:10AMSouth Station4h41 10:51AMNewark Penn Station
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01:50PMSouth Station4h50 06:40PMNewark Penn Station
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Train schedule from Boston to Newark, NJ

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05:05AMSouth Station4h08 09:13AMNewark Penn Station
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06:00AMSouth Station5h18 11:18AMNewark Penn Station
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06:10AMSouth Station4h41 10:51AMNewark Penn Station
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07:15AMSouth Station3h58 11:13AMNewark Penn Station
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08:15AMSouth Station4h41 12:56PMNewark Airport Amtrak
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08:15AMSouth Station4h36 12:51PMNewark Penn Station
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09:10AMSouth Station6h25 03:35PMNewark Penn Station
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09:10AMSouth Station5h22 02:32PMNewark Penn Station
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09:10AMSouth Station4h03 01:13PMNewark Penn Station
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09:20AMSouth Station4h58 02:18PMNewark Penn Station
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10:20AMSouth Station5h01 03:21PMNewark Penn Station
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11:05AMSouth Station4h08 03:13PMNewark Penn Station
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11:10AMSouth Station4h47 03:57PMNewark Airport Amtrak
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11:10AMSouth Station4h41 03:51PMNewark Penn Station
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12:10PMSouth Station4h03 04:13PMNewark Penn Station
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01:50PMSouth Station4h50 06:40PMNewark Penn Station
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01:50PMSouth Station4h56 06:46PMNewark Airport Amtrak
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02:00PMSouth Station4h13 06:13PMNewark Penn Station
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03:20PMSouth Station4h37 07:57PMNewark Penn Station
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03:20PMSouth Station4h42 08:02PMNewark Airport Amtrak
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04:15PMSouth Station4h11 08:26PMNewark Penn Station
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09:30PMSouth Station5h38 03:08AMNewark Penn Station
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Fastest train times from Boston to Newark, NJ

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Fastest Journey

3 h 58 m

Average

4 h 43 m

Trains per day

22

Distance

316 km

Of the 22 trains that leave Boston for Newark, NJ every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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07:15AMSouth Station3h58 11:13AMNewark Penn Station
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2791One-way
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12:10PMSouth Station4h03 04:13PMNewark Penn Station
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09:10AMSouth Station4h03 01:13PMNewark Penn Station
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05:05AMSouth Station4h08 09:13AMNewark Penn Station
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11:05AMSouth Station4h08 03:13PMNewark Penn Station
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Overview: Train from Boston to Newark, NJ

distanceDistance195 miles (315 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$86 (€77)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Boston to Newark, NJ cover the 195 miles (315 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 41 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $1 (€1), but the average price of train tickets is $86 (€77).

Train companies: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela from Boston to Newark, NJ trains

Travel to Newark, NJ from Boston on Amtrak and Amtrak Acela trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Amtrak
Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey from Boston to Newark, NJ, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Boston to Newark, NJ train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 54 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 7 a day

Acela is the flagship high-speed train service from Amtrak, the main train provider in the United States. Acela high-speed trains operate services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting popular destinations like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston, just to name a few. Amtrak Acela trains are the fastest in the U. S. Reaching speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). Known for their superior comfort, Acela trains have spacious and comfortable seats with more legroom than Amtrak’s Coach Class seats. You can choose between booking a Business Class or First Class seat on an Acela train between Boston and Newark, NJ. In both classes amenities include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables and large tray tables. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

Boston to Newark, NJ train information with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 6 min
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 5 a day

Trains from Boston to Newark, NJ

The distance from Boston to Newark, NJ, is approximately 195 miles (315 km). Trains traveling from Boston take between 3h 58min and 6h 25min to cover the distance. Highspeed trains on this route can get you to Newark, NJ, within 4h. Every day, an average of 15-20 trains departs from South Station, Boston, headed for Newark, NJ. The trains plying this route make around 80 trips per week.

Boston to Newark, NJ, Train Time: Daily Departures

An average of 15-20 trains makes the trip from Boston to Newark, NJ, every day. The earliest train departs for Newark, NJ, at around 6:00 a.m. The last train from Boston to Newark, NJ, leaves at around 9:30 p.m. and arrives at Newark, NJ, the following day at 3:35 a.m. The departure time intervals do vary depending on the time of day. The peak travel hours happen between 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., where you might come across 2-3 trains leaving Boston at the same time.

How long is the journey from Boston to Newark, NJ?

Travel times from Boston to Newark, NJ, may vary depending on the type of train and the number of transfer stops it makes during the trip. Highspeed trains plying this route can take around 4h to travel from Boston to Newark, NJ. The slower trains can take up to 6h 25min to get to Newark, NJ, from Boston. Also, some of the trains do make a transfer stop at New York City-NY before proceeding to Newark, NJ.

Boston train at night. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Boston to Newark, NJ?

Departure train stationsPassengers headed to Newark, NJ, can board the trains from South Station in Boston. The South Station train terminal is one of the biggest transport hubs in the Greater Boston region. The train terminal is 3.8 miles (6 km) away from Logan International Airport. Taxi or bus rides from the train terminal to Logan Airport take around 11min. The train station has free Wi-Fi and public restrooms where passengers can relax before boarding. Bus and train companies operating from the South Station also offer luggage storage services. The South Station also has banks, food courts, and some excellent shops.

Arrival train stationsMost trains from Boston end their trips at the Newark Penn Station, Newark, NJ. The Newark Penn Station is located at Raymond Plaza, along Market Street. Train rides from Newark Airport to Newark Penn Station take around 3min. The train station offers free Wi-Fi to the public. It is also fitted with accessibility features to assist passengers with disabilities to move around with ease. The train station offers parking services at competitive rates. Also, there are several cafes within the train station.

Which train companies travel from Boston to Newark, NJ?

Most trains from Boston to Newark, NJ, are operated by Amtrak. It is one of the biggest transport companies in the US, operating both train and bus services. Amtrak operates both mid- and long-distance trains across the USA. In addition, it also provides railroad services to a couple of cities in Canada. Amtrak Northeast Regional trains ferry passengers within the East Coast region. Amtrak also offers thruway services, including vans and buses that offer connecting rides to other destinations from the train stations.

Night trains Boston

If you like night travels, you can board the last train for Newark, NJ, that leaves Boston at 9:30 p.m. The train gets to Newark, NJ, the following day at 3:35 a.m. Most night trips are made by the slower Amtrak Northeast Regional trains. However, they are quite cheaper compared to the faster Amtrak Acela high-speed trains.

Amtrak trains from Boston

Amtrak trains offer convenient train rides, including connecting transport services from the train stations to nearby airports. Passengers traveling with Amtrak can choose between either Coach, Business, or First-Class seats. In addition, the train also offers private rooms known as roomettes for those looking for extra privacy and comfort during night travels. Pets weighing less than 20lbs (9 kg) are also allowed on board. Amtrak also allows passengers to bring standard bicycles weighing less than 50lbs (22 kg) on board. Passengers are allowed to board the train with two carry-on bags, though size and weight limits may apply. Bigger luggage that may require special handling may attract extra fees. Amtrak trains provide onboard bistro services and free Wi-Fi. The trains are also equipped with accessibility facilities for the disabled. Passengers with disabilities can make special reservations when purchasing their tickets. Amtrak staff also assist passengers with disabilities in accessing washrooms and various amenities within the train.

Trains from Boston to Newark, NJ: Sustainability travel

Traveling by train emits fewer greenhouse gases and is more energy-efficient than traveling by car. Amtrak has incorporated sustainability in its service delivery to make traveling by train safer for the people and the environment. The rail company has also helped reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by up to 80%. Most of their trains also feature an aerodynamic design to help improve performance while consuming less energy. Amtrak has expanded its rail service, adding more trains that are energy efficient.

Trains from Boston to Newark, NJ: Services on Board

Amtrak is focused on delivering convenient travel on both mid- and long-distance train services. All Amtrak trains come with roomettes, onboard cafes, and free Wi-Fi. Passengers with disabilities can also make special reservations when purchasing their tickets. You can choose between three seating options: first class, business class, and coach class. Passengers riding on Amtrak’s Acela first-class coaches get spacious seats accompanied by complimentary meals and drinks during the journey. Sleeper coaches, also known as roomettes, are also available. These coaches have private rooms complete with seats that can be turned into double-decker beds at night. The roomettes also have a private washroom, shower, and dedicated attendant who takes care of your meals and any other onboard service that you may require.

How to find cheap train tickets from Boston to Newark, NJ

Making your travel plans in advance can help you take advantage of any upcoming ticket sales. Try to set your travel dates on days not so close to the holidays. You can also take advantage of group travel packages which cost less than paying for individual tickets. Amtrak offers special discounts for senior citizens, students, and military veterans. You can also accumulate your Amtrak guest reward points and use them to pay for your next trip. For more travel by train tips please visit our online magazine The Window Seat

Branch Brook Park in Newark. Source: Shutterstock

To Newark, NJ, by train – travel tips

Newark, NJ, is not a famous tourist destination. However, Newark, NJ, still has a lot to offer, especially to those willing to learn more about its history. You can head over to the Newark Museum and see the collections from American and Tibetan cultures. It is also home to the New Jersey Devils hockey team. There are also plenty of cool shopping spots and restaurants within the city. If you're a foodie, be sure to visit the Brazilian, Spanish, and Portuguese restaurants located within Ironbound, Newark.

  • Visit the Red Bull Arena.
  • Check out and purchase amazing glass art at the GlassRoots Studio.
  • Take a trip down to the amazing Branch Brook Park.
  • Go shopping at the Outlet Collection, New Jersey's biggest mall.
  • Check-in for a performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
  • Visit The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Travel Tips: Trains from Boston to Newark, NJ

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Newark, NJ 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, NJ.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Boston to Newark, NJ to cost as little as $1 (€1)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Boston to Newark, NJ train to cost on average $86 (€77)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 195 miles (315 km)  between Boston and Newark, NJ by train.
The train time between Boston and Newark, NJ is on average 4 h 41 min  for the 195 miles (315 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Boston and Newark, NJ by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Boston to Newark, NJ, you can rely on Amtrak or Amtrak to get you to Newark, NJ. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Boston to Newark, NJ journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 13 direct trains per day from Boston to Newark, NJ. 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.
The average number of trains departing Boston for Newark, NJ is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Boston at 5: 05 AM. The last train leaves from Boston at 9: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Boston to Newark, NJ and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains to Newark, NJ from Boston to cost on average $86 (€77) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Boston to Newark, NJ train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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