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Train Information from Newark, NJ to Boston

distanceDistance195 miles (315 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$60 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Newark, NJ to Boston cover the 195 miles (315 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 52 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $32 (€27), but the average price of train tickets is $60 (€50).

Train providers

Amtrak from Newark, NJ to Boston

Find the best trains between Newark, NJ and Boston with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $32 (€27). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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 between Newark, NJ and Boston.

  • Average Price: $32

Amtrak's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Boston from Newark, NJ are the following:

  • 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 does a cheap train from Newark, NJ to Boston cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Newark, NJ to Boston for as low as $32 (€27)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Boston from Newark, NJ?
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 $60 (€50)  one way.
How far is it from Newark, NJ to Boston by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Newark, NJ and Boston by train to be approximately 195 miles (315 km).
What is the Newark, NJ to Boston train travel time?
The train time between Newark, NJ and Boston is on average 4 h 52 min  for the 195 miles (315 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Boston from Newark, NJ by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What train providers go from Newark, NJ to Boston?
When taking a train from Newark, NJ to Boston, you can count on Amtrak or Amtrak for the best way to get you to Boston. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Newark, NJ to Boston and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there between Newark, NJ and Boston a day?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Newark, NJ to Boston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Newark, NJ to Boston? When does the last train depart from Newark, NJ to Boston?
You can take the first train from Newark, NJ to Boston at 6: 32 AM. The last train from Newark, NJ to Boston that you can take departs at 11: 32 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Newark, NJ to Boston schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Boston to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Newark, NJ to Boston is on average $60 (€50) 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 route. In general, you can find train tickets from Newark, NJ to Boston available a few months in advance.

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