|Distance||262 miles (422 km)|
|Average train duration||8 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||$23 (€19)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
Trains from Boston to Syracuse, NY cover the 262 miles (422 km) long route taking on average 8 h 54 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $23 (€19).
Boston, one of the oldest cities in the USA is also the capital of Massachusetts. Its citizens were key participants in the American Revolution. Not surprisingly, Boston went on to lead in trade and commerce. Presently the city has two rail networks - the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the North American Rail Network (NARN). The MBTA offers light rail, streetcar and traditional subway options. The NARN offers intercity passenger rail services, commuter rail services and freight rail services. South Station, Boston's oldest train station first opened on January 1st, 1889. Presently passengers traveling to Syracuse can board a train at Boston's South Station. Passengers can choose between two main operators for their trip from Boston to Syracuse. These are Amtrak and Amtrak Lakeshore Limited. Amtrak is one of the main train operators at South Station. Train tickets can be purchased online or at the train station. Both train stations offer same-day and overnight parking.
Travelers can choose to travel with Amtrak Lakeshore Limited or Amtrak for their journey. There are seven scheduled connections per day from Boston to Syracuse. Amtrak offers four scheduled departures from South Station. Two of the four departures are direct connections to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. However direct trains may still stop en route to Syracuse but passengers do not have to board another train. Tuesdays are the busiest days for all train operators on this route. Passengers can choose between single or return tickets. Travelers are advised to book a train from Boston to Syracuse at least fifteen days before the scheduled trip since seats fill up fast. The quietest day to travel is on a Thursday especially for travelers who prefer more leg room.
The average time for trains from Boston to Syracuse is just shy of 11 hours. Those who would like a slightly shorter service may opt to travel with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited trains can make the trip in just 8 hours and 47 minutes. Over the weekend Amtrak Lakeshore Limited offers three scheduled trips to Syracuse from Boston. While direct trips are offered, the train from Boston to Syracuse may still make a few stops. Passengers may be required to transfer to another vehicle at Penn Station in New York. While traveling by train is not the quickest option to get to Syracuse, it is one of the safest modes of transportation. Train passengers can relax and read a book during the journey or watch movies or series on their mobile devices.
At least seven scheduled trains leave Boston's South Station daily for Syracuse. Since both South Station and the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center are open 24 hours, passengers can wait at the station to board their train. The earliest train leaves South Station in the mid morning, shortly after 8:00 a.m. while the last train departs for Syracuse at around 9:30 p.m. Some train trips require a transfer to another vehicle. Indirect trains from Boston can take over 13 hours to reach Syracuse.
Departure station: Passengers leave for Syracuse from South Station in Boston. South Station is served by Amtrak. The train station is well known for its gentle curving architecture and its famous eagle clock. South Station offers passengers a range of services including ATMs, vending machines and a metropolitan lounge. Restrooms and elevators are also available. Children may travel unaccompanied on an Amtrak train from Boston to Syracuse. Passengers who are checking in luggage are required to arrive at South Station at least 45 minutes before the train from Boston to Syracuse departs. Passengers who are not checking in baggage may arrive at least 30 minutes before the trip. Passengers requiring assistance with boarding the train from Boston to Syracuse are also requested to arrive at least 45 minutes before departure. Additional services at South Station include Quik-Trak kiosks, a ticket sales office and Amtrak WiFi. Wheelchair services are also available.
Arrival station: Trains arrive from Boston at the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center near Lake Onondaga in New York. The transportation center houses Amtrak, CENTRO and intercity bus services making it easy for passengers to travel from the train station to their destination. It is wheelchair accessible, has a high platform and has a waiting room. Wheelchair lifts are not available at the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center. Travelers can pay to store their bags at the station. Additional services include WiFi, vending machines and wheelchair accessible restrooms.
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