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The cheapest trains from Newark, NJ to Boston

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Cheapest

$79

Average

$190

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 Newark, NJ to Boston will cost around $ 190 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 79.

Cheapest
01:32AMNewark Penn Station6h26 07:58AMSouth Station
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$791One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:27PMNewark Penn Station4h48 01:15AMSouth Station
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$1261One-way
08:22PMNewark Airport Amtrak4h53 01:15AMSouth Station
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$1351One-way
06:28PMNewark Penn Station5h29 11:57PMSouth Station
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$1561One-way
05:41PMNewark Airport Amtrak6h16 11:57PMSouth Station
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$1651One-way

Timetable Newark, NJ to Boston

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01:32AMNewark Penn Station6h26 07:58AMSouth Station
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09:26AMNewark Penn Station4h56 02:22PMSouth Station
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11:38AMNewark Penn Station4h11 03:49PMSouth Station
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12:22PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h00 05:22PMSouth Station
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12:29PMNewark Penn Station4h53 05:22PMSouth Station
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01:36PMNewark Penn Station4h27 06:03PMSouth Station
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02:21PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h02 07:23PMSouth Station
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02:28PMNewark Penn Station4h55 07:23PMSouth Station
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03:36PMNewark Penn Station4h15 07:51PMSouth Station
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04:23PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h13 09:36PMSouth Station
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04:30PMNewark Penn Station5h06 09:36PMSouth Station
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05:36PMNewark Penn Station4h09 09:45PMSouth Station
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05:41PMNewark Airport Amtrak6h16 11:57PMSouth Station
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06:21PMNewark Airport Amtrak5h36 11:57PMSouth Station
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06:28PMNewark Penn Station5h29 11:57PMSouth Station
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08:22PMNewark Airport Amtrak4h53 01:15AMSouth Station
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08:27PMNewark Penn Station4h48 01:15AMSouth Station
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$79Amtrak
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$44Amtrak
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$33Amtrak
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$33Amtrak
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The fastest trains from Newark, NJ to Boston

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Fastest Journey

4 h 9 m

Average

5 h 2 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

316 km

Of the 17 trains that leave Newark, NJ 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 316 km distance in an average of 5 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 9 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 26 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
05:36PMNewark Penn Station4h09 09:45PMSouth Station
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$2581One-way
2nd Fastest
11:38AMNewark Penn Station4h11 03:49PMSouth Station
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$2581One-way
03:36PMNewark Penn Station4h15 07:51PMSouth Station
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$2581One-way
01:36PMNewark Penn Station4h27 06:03PMSouth Station
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$2581One-way
08:27PMNewark Penn Station4h48 01:15AMSouth Station
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$1261One-way

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Train Information between Newark, NJ and Boston

distanceDistance195 miles (315 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€44)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Newark, NJ to Boston cover the 195 miles (315 km) long trip taking on average 5 h with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $55 (€44)], you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $44 (€35).

Train companies

Amtrak trains between Newark, NJ and Boston

You can travel by train from Newark, NJ to Boston with Amtrak for as low as $44 (€35). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train from Newark, NJ to Boston.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Newark, NJ to Boston, check Omio for Amtrak trains offering this trip. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 195 miles (315 km) trip between Newark, NJ and Boston, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Amtrak trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Amtrak train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Newark, NJ to Boston as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your Amtrak train on Omio. If you search for trains from Newark, NJ to Boston in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Amtrak tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for Amtrak trains from Newark, NJ to Boston starting at $44 (€35), buy your official Amtrak tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Newark, NJ to Boston:

  • 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).

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.

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FAQs
How much do cheap trains between Newark, NJ and Boston cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Newark, NJ to Boston to cost as little as $44 (€35)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Boston from Newark, NJ?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $55 (€44)  for a train ticket between Newark, NJ and Boston.
How many miles is it from Newark, NJ to Boston by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Newark, NJ to Boston by train to be approximately 195 miles (315 km).
What is the Newark, NJ to Boston train travel time?
The train time to Boston from Newark, NJ is on average 5 h  for the 195 miles (315 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Newark, NJ and Boston by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train providers go from Newark, NJ to Boston?
For the route from Newark, NJ to Boston you can take a train with Amtrak or Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Newark, NJ and Boston on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I purchase a direct train from Newark, NJ to Boston?
Yes, there are direct trains from Newark, NJ to Boston, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first train depart from Newark, NJ to Boston? When does the last train depart from Newark, NJ to Boston?
The first Newark, NJ to Boston train departs at 5: 32 AM   and the last train from Newark, NJ to Boston leaves at 11: 04 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Newark, NJ to Boston on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy Newark, NJ to Boston train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Boston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $55 (€44) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Newark, NJ to Boston are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.