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Train Information from Syracuse, NY to Boston

distanceDistance262 miles (422 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$100 (€83)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Syracuse, NY to Boston cover the 262 miles (422 km) long route taking on average 8 h 29 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $100 (€83), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $23 (€19).

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Train from Syracuse, NY to Boston with Amtrak

You can travel by train from Syracuse, NY to Boston with Amtrak for as low as $23 (€19). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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 from Syracuse, NY to Boston.

    These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Syracuse, NY 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 Syracuse to Boston

    Syracuse, commonly called "the Salt City" due to its salt deposits, is famous for its humid continental climate that results in high snowfall - the city even won the Golden Snowball Award! The distance from Syracuse to Boston, a city known as one of the best in America for reasons such as The Boston Marathon, its tasty baked beans as well as beautiful architecture and Fenway Park, is approximately 312 miles (500 kilometers). The journey by train from Syracuse to Boston has an average duration of 8 hours 32 minutes. The train route from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Boston Back Bay station or Boston South train station has both direct connections and indirect connections with train transfers at New York Penn Station and Albany-Rensselaer. The journey has a frequency of three trains daily.

    Which train companies travel from Syracuse to Boston?

    Amtrak is one of the leading providers of rail travel across the US and some parts of Canada. Amtrak offer trains from Syracuse to Boston with up to three services daily. The company ensures relaxation and comfort throughout the long journey between the two cities. Amtrak trains have WiFi, relaxing seating arrangements, sleeping accommodation, quiet trains, and onboard dining for long journeys, such as the one from Syracuse to Boston. Although all services are operated by Amtrak, there are differences in the total journey time depending on the route passengers choose. Amtrak serves nearly 87,000 customers across one of their 300 services each day.

    How long is the train ride from Syracuse to Boston?

    The distance from Syracuse to Boston is approximately 312 miles (500 kilometers). The journey by train between the two cities takes an average duration of eight hours and 32 minutes. The journey from Syracuse to Boston has both direct and indirect connections. The direct trains from Syracuse take eight hours 32 minutes to get to Boston. The indirect train journey length varies depending on the time taken at the transfer station as well as the route used. The indirect trains with a transfer at Albany-Rensselaer, NY, take approximately eight hours and 32 minutes to complete the journey to Boston. The other indirect train has a train transfer at New York Penn Station and takes a total trip time of 11 hours 22 minutes to complete the journey from Syracuse to Boston.

    How many trains are there from Syracuse to Boston?

    The train route from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Boston Back Bay Station or Boston South Station has a frequency of three trains per day. The trains have a single route service for the direct connections, while the indirect connections have multiple route options. Lake Shore Limited offer direct trains and depart from Syracuse at 11.23 a.m. The first indirect train is provided by the Empire services to New York Penn Station and transfers to Northeast Regional for the remainder of the journey. The train departs from Syracuse at 7.01 a.m. The other indirect train is offered by Lake Shore Limited to Albany-Rensselaer. The train departs at 11.23 a.m. for the journey from Syracuse to Boston.

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

    Departure station: Trains from Syracuse to Boston begin their journey at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center, also known as William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. The station has three platforms and one track in use. The distance from the city center to the regional transportation center is approximately three miles. Passengers can access the station by Sy16 and Osw46, a journey that takes 15-17 minutes. From Syracuse University and the vicinity, the station can be accessed using Sy30 and Sy40, a trip that takes 20 minutes. Services and facilities at the station include ATMs, elevators, payphones, restrooms, waiting rooms, vending machines, and parking spaces.

    Arrival station: For the journey by train from Syracuse to Boston, arrivals are at two stations. Boston Back Bay Station is located approximately half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the city center. The station is located on the Northeast corridor and Orange line and Worcester line. Services and facilities available include parking spaces, disabled accessibility, bicycle facilities, ATMs, an elevator, payphones, Quik-Trak kiosks, restrooms, vending machines, and waiting rooms. Bus route 170 connects the station with various points around the city. These include lines 170 to Waltham-Dudley, bus 39 to Forest Hills, bus 10 to City Point- Copley via Boston Medical center. Other buses include 502, 503, 504, 533, and BackBay. The other station is Boston, MA South Station. The station is located approximately one mile from the city center. The station has links to the subway on the Red and Silver lines. Services and facilities at the station include ATMs, an elevator, a metropolitan lounge, payphones, Quik-Trak kiosks, restrooms, ticket sales office, vending machines, Amtrak WiFi, waiting rooms, and bike lockers.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap trains from Syracuse, NY to Boston cost?
    Train tickets to Boston from Syracuse, NY for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $23 (€19)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket to Boston from Syracuse, NY?
    The train price between Syracuse, NY and Boston is on average $100 (€83)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    What is the distance from Syracuse, NY to Boston by train?
    The distance from Syracuse, NY to Boston by train is approximately 262 miles (422 km).
    How long is the train to Boston from Syracuse, NY?
    The Syracuse, NY to Boston train duration is on average 8 h 29 min, which is to be expected when traveling 262 miles (422 km) between Syracuse, NY and Boston. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What train companies offer a service between Syracuse, NY and Boston?
    If you're looking for trains from Syracuse, NY to Boston, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Boston. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Syracuse, NY to Boston route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    When can I take the first train from Syracuse, NY to Boston? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The first Syracuse, NY to Boston train departs at 12: 01 PM   and the last train from Syracuse, NY to Boston leaves at 4: 23 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Syracuse, NY to Boston on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Syracuse, NY to Boston to get the best deals?
    If you buy the Syracuse, NY to Boston train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $100 (€83). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Syracuse, NY and Boston. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.