Newark, NJ to Boston train

Cheap train tickets from Newark, NJ to Boston

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

45

Average

127

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.

Cheapest
05:05PMNewark Penn Station4h57 10:02PMSouth Station
0 transfers
451One-way
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06:32PMNewark Penn Station5h43 12:15AMSouth Station
1 transfer
451One-way
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07:04PMNewark Penn Station5h11 12:15AMSouth Station
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451One-way
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04:59PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h03 10:02PMSouth Station
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541One-way
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06:58PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h17 12:15AMSouth Station
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541One-way

Train schedule from Newark, NJ to Boston

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27
01:32AMNewark Penn Station6h26 07:58AMSouth Station
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08:28AMNewark Penn Station4h17 12:45PMSouth Station
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09:29AMNewark Penn Station4h16 01:45PMSouth Station
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10:20AMNewark Airport Amtrak4h58 03:18PMSouth Station
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10:26AMNewark Penn Station4h52 03:18PMSouth Station
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11:56AMNewark Penn Station4h42 04:38PMSouth Station
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12:31PMNewark Penn Station4h25 04:56PMSouth Station
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01:09PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h21 06:30PMSouth Station
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01:15PMNewark Penn Station5h15 06:30PMSouth Station
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02:27PMNewark Penn Station4h16 06:43PMSouth Station
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03:02PMNewark Penn Station5h00 08:02PMSouth Station
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04:25PMNewark Penn Station5h11 09:36PMSouth Station
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04:30PMNewark Penn Station4h19 08:49PMSouth Station
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04:59PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h03 10:02PMSouth Station
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05:05PMNewark Penn Station4h57 10:02PMSouth Station
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05:30PMNewark Penn Station4h15 09:45PMSouth Station
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06:29PMNewark Penn Station4h18 10:47PMSouth Station
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06:32PMNewark Penn Station5h43 12:15AMSouth Station
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06:58PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h17 12:15AMSouth Station
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07:04PMNewark Penn Station5h11 12:15AMSouth Station
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Fastest train times from Newark, NJ to Boston

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

4 h 15 m

Average

4 h 54 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

316 km

Of the 20 trains that leave Newark, NJ for Boston every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
05:30PMNewark Penn Station4h15 09:45PMSouth Station
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1751One-way
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02:27PMNewark Penn Station4h16 06:43PMSouth Station
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2141One-way
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09:29AMNewark Penn Station4h16 01:45PMSouth Station
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2861One-way
08:28AMNewark Penn Station4h17 12:45PMSouth Station
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3181One-way
06:29PMNewark Penn Station4h18 10:47PMSouth Station
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1751One-way

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Overview: Train from Newark, NJ to Boston

distanceDistance195 miles (315 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency20 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Newark, NJ to Boston cover the 195 miles (315 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 53 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $34 (€33), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€33).

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

Travel between Newark, NJ and Boston from $33 (€33) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak and Amtrak Acela! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Amtrak Acela
Amtrak

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 from Newark, NJ to Boston. 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.

Train information from Newark, NJ to Boston with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 18 min
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 5 a day

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 Newark, NJ to Boston, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Newark, NJ to Boston with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 38 min
  • Average Price: $33
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Trains from Newark to Boston

Compared to driving, taking a train from Newark to Boston offers a relatively comfortable and relaxed journey between the two cities. Trains ply the Newark to Boston route on a daily business, with weekend schedules also available. The average distance between Newark to Boston by train is 196.35 miles (315 kilometers). This train trip takes an average of four hours and 50 minutes. The express trip, however, is a firm favorite among most passengers as it is faster by close to 50 minutes. Most of the express schedules are available over the weekend. Depending on traveling schedules, the train from Newark to Boston leaves the departing station from as early as 1:00 a.m. to as late as 7:00 p.m. These Amtrak schedules cater to commuters all day long. Penn Station is the departure train station from Newark, while the Back Bay Station is the arrival station in Boston.

Which train companies travel from Newark to Boston?

Amtrak offers three train schedules to Boston daily. Over the weekend, Amtrak provides 14 different services. Traveling with Amtrak provides travelers with a few options for different budgets. Travelers who book early with Amtrak usually get the best deals on train tickets for this route. The last-minute fare will most likely cost travelers more with earlier bookings providing an opportunity to make incredible savings. Services in Amtrak trains include WiFi internet for browsing the web, food and drink trolleys, and restrooms. Personal charging ports for electronic devices are also available with every seat.

How long is the train ride from Newark to Boston?

Trains from Newark to Boston cover a distance of 196.35 miles. The trip takes about 4 hours and 55 minutes. For a faster train ride, Amtrak Acela's service covers the same distance in four hours and three minutes. The Amtrak Northeast Regional train service takes a little longer, with services taking around 5 hours 15 minutes. Sunday is an excellent day to catch a train from Newark to Boston as it is the least-crowded. Friday and weekend departures are ideally less busy. Wednesday, on the other hand, sees more people travel via train between these destinations meaning that travelers will have to make do with a more congested journey. Midweek departures are busier and will be more crowded.

How many trains are there from Newark to Boston?

There are close to 48 Amtrak train trips to Boston daily, each trip with its own specifications. For time-efficient train rides, passengers should opt for direct connections that form the bulk of the daily services, with 46 out of 48 train trips. The Amtrak Northeast Regional train schedules, on the other hand, offer up to 30 trips every day. This schedule takes 5 hours and 15 minutes. Passengers can also choose from 33 schedules over the weekend. Amtrak Acela provides 15 trips daily on the same route. The same provider offers nine schedules over the weekend. While the first Amtrak train leaves Newark at 1:00 a.m., the last trip caters to late travelers and leaves Newark at 7:00 p.m.

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

Departure station: The Amtrak train from Newark to Boston leaves Newark from Penn Station. This busy transit hub in New York services close to 650,000 commuters daily. The subway and bus are the best ways to get to this station - six subway lines pass through this hub. For passengers who wish to stay near the station, Moxy Times Square, Arlo Nomad, and Even Hotel Times Square South are within walking distance. Travelers who are looking for refreshment before their train can visit some of the many food concessions around the station, or visit Pennsy, a colorful food hall above the station. The station is 13 miles from the city center and is a 13-minute drive when traffic is light. Facilities in the station include free WiFi, restrooms, cafes, waiting rooms, and newspaper vendors. There is easy access across the station for travelers with limited mobility.

Arrival station: Once the train gets to Boston, passengers disembark from the Back Bay Station along 125 Dartmouth Street. Unlike in Penn Station, travelers won't find the luxury of WiFi at this station. The elevator and restrooms cater for travelers with limited mobility. Services in the station include payphones, restrooms, newspaper vendors, and Quick-Trak kiosks. Travelers heading to the Lafayette City Center will take seven minutes on the bus to get to their destination. The City Center is 13 miles away via Columbus Avenue.

Travel Tips: Trains from Newark, NJ to Boston

Travel by train to Boston 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 Newark, NJ to Boston.
FAQs
Train tickets between Newark, NJ and Boston for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $33 (€33)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Newark, NJ to Boston train to cost on average $34 (€33)  one way.
The distance between Newark, NJ and Boston by train is approximately 195 miles (315 km).
On average the Newark, NJ to Boston train time is 4 h 53 min  covering the 195 miles (315 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
For the journey from Newark, NJ to Boston you can take a train with Amtrak or Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Newark, NJ and Boston on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there are 13 direct trains per day from Newark, NJ to Boston with Amtrak or Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Newark, NJ for Boston is 20 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Newark, NJ to Boston leaves at 5: 32 AM. The last train departing from Newark, NJ to Boston leaves at 11: 04 PM. You can find the latest Newark, NJ to Boston train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains from Newark, NJ to Boston to cost on average $34 (€33) 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Newark, NJ to Boston train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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