Cheap train tickets from New York City to Boston

Showing times and prices for Dec 6

Cheapest

$85

Average

$138

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 $ 138 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 85.

Cheapest
11:20AMPenn Station8h32 07:52PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$851One-way
Cheapest
11:20AMPenn Station8h40 08:00PMSouth Station
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$851One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:55AMPenn Station4h15 11:10AMSouth Station
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$911One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:55AMPenn Station4h10 11:05AMBack Bay Station, MA
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$911One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:50PMPenn Station4h25 12:15AMSouth Station
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$911One-way

Train schedule from New York City to Boston

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02:40AMPenn Station5h13 07:53AMBack Bay Station, MA
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02:40AMPenn Station5h18 07:58AMSouth Station
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06:55AMPenn Station4h15 11:10AMSouth Station
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06:55AMPenn Station4h10 11:05AMBack Bay Station, MA
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08:00AMPenn Station3h35 11:35AMBack Bay Station, MA
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08:00AMPenn Station3h41 11:41AMSouth Station
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08:30AMPenn Station4h13 12:43PMBack Bay Station, MA
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08:30AMPenn Station4h19 12:49PMSouth Station
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10:03AMPenn Station3h42 01:45PMSouth Station
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10:03AMPenn Station3h36 01:39PMBack Bay Station, MA
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11:00AMPenn Station4h13 03:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
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11:00AMPenn Station4h18 03:18PMSouth Station
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11:20AMPenn Station8h32 07:52PMBack Bay Station, MA
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11:20AMPenn Station8h40 08:00PMSouth Station
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12:03PMPenn Station3h47 03:50PMSouth Station
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12:03PMPenn Station3h42 03:45PMBack Bay Station, MA
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12:30PMPenn Station4h08 04:38PMSouth Station
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12:30PMPenn Station3h58 04:28PMBack Bay Station, MA
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02:00PMPenn Station4h23 06:23PMBack Bay Station, MA
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02:00PMPenn Station4h30 06:30PMSouth Station
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03:30PMPenn Station4h36 08:06PMBack Bay Station, MA
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03:30PMPenn Station4h42 08:12PMSouth Station
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04:00PMPenn Station3h43 07:43PMSouth Station
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04:00PMPenn Station3h38 07:38PMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:38PMPenn Station4h16 09:54PMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:38PMPenn Station4h24 10:02PMSouth Station
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06:00PMPenn Station3h43 09:43PMBack Bay Station, MA
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06:00PMPenn Station3h50 09:50PMSouth Station
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07:00PMPenn Station3h45 10:45PMBack Bay Station, MA
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07:00PMPenn Station3h50 10:50PMSouth Station
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07:50PMPenn Station4h25 12:15AMSouth Station
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07:50PMPenn Station4h20 12:10AMBack Bay Station, MA
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Fastest train times from New York City to Boston

Showing times and prices for Dec 6

Fastest Journey

3 h 35 m

Average

4 h 25 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

306 km

Of the 32 trains that leave New York City for Boston 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 25 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 35 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 40 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
08:00AMPenn Station3h35 11:35AMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1851One-way
2nd Fastest
10:03AMPenn Station3h36 01:39PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1851One-way
04:00PMPenn Station3h38 07:38PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1601One-way
08:00AMPenn Station3h41 11:41AMSouth Station
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$1851One-way
10:03AMPenn Station3h42 01:45PMSouth Station
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$1851One-way

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Train Information between New York City and Boston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€61)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from New York City to Boston cover the 189 miles (305 km) long route taking on average 4 h 18 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 $73 (€61), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $55 (€46).

Train companies

Amtrak from New York City to Boston

Travel from New York City to Boston from $55 (€46) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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 to Boston from New York City.

  • Average Price: $55

Amtrak has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Amtrak tickets from New York City to Boston and when traveling by train:

  • 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).

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Trains from New York City to Boston
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from New York City to Boston?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap New York City to Boston trains for as little as $55 (€46)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Boston from New York City?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the New York City to Boston train to cost on average $73 (€61)  one way.
How far is Boston from New York City by train?
The New York City to Boston train distance is approximately 189 miles (305 km).
What is the New York City to Boston train travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 189 miles (305 km) to Boston from New York City can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the New York City to Boston train journey time is on average 4 h 18 min.
Which train providers can get me from New York City to Boston?
If you're looking for trains from New York City to Boston, you can rely on Amtrak or Amtrak to get you to Boston. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the New York City to Boston journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from New York City to Boston?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from New York City to Boston. 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 route.
How many trains per day are there to Boston from New York City?
The average number of trains departing New York City for Boston is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from New York City to Boston? When is the last train from New York City to Boston?
You can take the first train from New York City to Boston at 7: 40 AM. The last train from New York City to Boston that you can take departs at 8: 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 route.
How early should I book train tickets from New York City to Boston to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from New York City to Boston is on average $73 (€61) 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 trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Boston from New York City available a few months in advance.