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The cheapest trains from New York City to Boston

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Cheapest

$87

Average

$160

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 New York City to Boston will cost around $ 160 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 87.

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07:00PMPenn Station4h20 11:20PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$871One-way
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02:40AMPenn Station5h18 07:58AMSouth Station
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$871One-way
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05:00PMPenn Station4h18 09:18PMSouth Station
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$871One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:40AMPenn Station5h13 07:53AMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1121One-way
05:00PMPenn Station4h13 09:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1401One-way

Timetable New York City to Boston

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02:40AMPenn Station5h18 07:58AMSouth Station
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02:40AMPenn Station5h13 07:53AMBack Bay Station, MA
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11:10AMPenn Station3h46 02:56PMBack Bay Station, MA
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11:10AMPenn Station3h52 03:02PMSouth Station
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01:00PMPenn Station4h22 05:22PMSouth Station
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01:00PMPenn Station4h15 05:15PMBack Bay Station, MA
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02:10PMPenn Station3h47 05:57PMBack Bay Station, MA
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02:10PMPenn Station3h53 06:03PMSouth Station
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03:00PMPenn Station4h23 07:23PMSouth Station
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03:00PMPenn Station4h17 07:17PMBack Bay Station, MA
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04:03PMPenn Station3h48 07:51PMSouth Station
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04:03PMPenn Station3h43 07:46PMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:00PMPenn Station4h13 09:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:00PMPenn Station4h18 09:18PMSouth Station
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07:00PMPenn Station4h26 11:26PMSouth Station
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07:00PMPenn Station4h20 11:20PMBack Bay Station, MA
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Fri
Jun 18
$78Amtrak
$28Flixbus
$249United
Sat
Jun 19
$78Amtrak
$28Flixbus
$249Republic Airlines
Sun
Jun 20
$78Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$249United
Mon
Jun 21
$88Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$310American Airlines
Tue
Jun 22
$55Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$249United
Wed
Jun 23
$55Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$249United
Thu
Jun 24
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$139Republic Airlines
Fri
Jun 25
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$139Republic Airlines
Sat
Jun 26
$32Amtrak
$21Flixbus
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Sun
Jun 27
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$103Republic Airlines
Mon
Jun 28
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$139Republic Airlines
Tue
Jun 29
$32Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$139Republic Airlines
Wed
Jun 30
$32Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$92Republic Airlines
Thu
Jul 1
$77Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$139American Airlines
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Jul 2
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Jul 3
$77Amtrak
$25OurBus
$134Republic Airlines
Sun
Jul 4
$43Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$92Republic Airlines
Mon
Jul 5
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$28Flixbus
$139Republic Airlines
Tue
Jul 6
$32Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$92Republic Airlines
Wed
Jul 7
$33Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$92Republic Airlines
Thu
Jul 8
$32Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$134United

The fastest trains from New York City to Boston

Showing times and prices for Jun 19

Fastest Journey

3 h 43 m

Average

4 h 14 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

306 km

Of the 16 trains that leave New York City for Boston every day 16 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 14 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 43 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 18 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
04:03PMPenn Station3h43 07:46PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1571One-way
2nd Fastest
11:10AMPenn Station3h46 02:56PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$2571One-way
02:10PMPenn Station3h47 05:57PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$2131One-way
04:03PMPenn Station3h48 07:51PMSouth Station
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$1391One-way
11:10AMPenn Station3h52 03:02PMSouth Station
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$2131One-way

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Journey Summary

New York City to Boston Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
5 hours 33 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $39
Trains depart from:New York City
Trains arrive in:Boston
Distance:306 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from New York to Boston

Trains offer a convenient and efficient way to get from New York City to Boston. Different operators ply this route every day from early morning until late in the evening. The trip to Boston from New York City covers a distance of 216 miles (342.9 kilometers) towards the northeast.      

New York City to Boston Train Time: Daily Departures

Whether they plan on traveling by train from New York City to Boston in the morning, afternoon, or evening, travelers can easily book a cheap ticket at any time. There are a variety of train companies available for the journey, and departures begin at around 03:00 am. There are many options available throughout the day. The last departure to Boston takes place at around 7:45 pm.

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

The travel time from New York City to Boston is about 3 hours 45 minutes. The fastest route takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes. This route makes stops in New Haven, New London, and Providence before reaching Boston. The cheaper and relatively slower trains take about 4 hours 10 minutes to reach Boston, as they have to make additional changes in Kingston, Westerly, and Old Saybrook.

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

Departure Train Station: Trains from New York City to Boston, MA depart from the Pennsylvania train station. The station lies about 3.5 miles (5.5 kilometers) from downtown New York City. The cheapest means of getting to the station is by subway, although taxis are available as well.

Arrival Train Station: Upon reaching Boston, trains from New York City arrive at the Back Bay Station, about 2.0 miles (3.2 kilometers) from downtown. Getting to Back Bay Station from the central business district takes around 12 minutes. There are three tracks dedicated to trains from New York. The station offers handicap services, including high-level and mini-high platforms, both accessible using escalators from the ground-level station building.

What train companies travel from New York City to Boston?

Several train companies operate trips from New York to Boston. The two most popular routes are the high-speed Acela Express and the Northeast Regional train services, managed by Amtrak company. The former follows the shortest and fastest routes, with only three changes along the journey. The latter are long-distance trains and are the best option for travelers on a budget. These trains have more stops en route to Boston, with a travel time of about 4 hours 10 minutes.

Amtrak New York City to Boston

Currently, Amtrak New York to Boston trains ply the route five times every day. One train departs in the morning around 07:00 am, three depart in the afternoon, and the last departure is at approximately 5:30 pm. All trains, whether high-speed Acela Express and long-distance Northeast Regional services, operate direct trains.

New York City to Boston trains: Services onboard

Amtrak trains offer first, second and coach class seats. First-class Acela Express trains provide a luxury travel experience, including at-seat services, ample legroom, complimentary meals and drinks, and a tranquil atmosphere. Second-class trains offer a pocket-friendly, improved traveling experience. Services onboard include complimentary soft drinks, extra legroom, and assigned seats in Northeast Regional trains. Trains from New York to Boston offer ample luggage storage to cater for all the passengers on board. Travelers can bring up to four bags on board. People with limited mobility also have accessible seats, also known as transfer seats. These seats offer enough legroom for a walker or guide dog.

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

Booking in advance can save travelers money on train fares. Most train companies tend to offer cheaper fares for bookings made in advance. Also, travelers are encouraged to be flexible with travel dates. Traveling on an off-peak day, or at an off-peak time, will result in lower ticket prices.

Last but not least, travelers can choose slower, connecting trains that cover long distances. There are certain slower routes from New York to Boston that have many stops along the way, resulting in cheaper fares.

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FAQs
How much do cheap trains from New York City to Boston cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between New York City and Boston for the next 7 days starting from $44 (€35)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train from New York City to Boston?
The train price to Boston from New York City is on average $66 (€53)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is it from New York City to Boston by train?
The distance between New York City and Boston by train is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
How many hours is the train time between New York City and Boston?
The New York City to Boston train duration is on average 4 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 189 miles (305 km) to Boston from New York City. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Is there a direct train from New York City to Boston?
If you’re looking for a direct train from New York City to Boston, consider traveling with Amtrak or Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
When does the first train depart from New York City to Boston? When does the last train depart from New York City to Boston?
You can take the first train from New York City to Boston at 6: 40 AM. The last train from New York City to Boston that you can take departs at 11: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from New York City to Boston schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase New York City to Boston train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from New York City to Boston is on average $66 (€53) if you book 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Boston from New York City available a few months in advance.