How to travel from Boston to New York City

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from Boston to New York City

You can get from Boston to New York City by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Boston to New York City on Oct 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Boston to New York City

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$61 - $222
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $61 (€59) • 3 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $222 (€214) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, JetBlue Airways or Amtrak

Travel 189 miles (305 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Boston to New York City. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $61 (€59). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, JetBlue Airways or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Boston to New York City.

How to get from Boston to New York City

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Boston to New York City, 81,54% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Boston to New York City and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Boston to New York City: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Boston to New York City is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $61 (€59) compared to other travel options to New York City:

Taking a bus is usually $161 (€155) less than taking a flight to New York City, which costs on average $222 (€214) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $4 (€3) less than taking a train, which costs on average $65 (€62) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel between Boston and New York City is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 48 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 34 min   on average.

The distance from Boston to New York City is approximately 189 miles (305 km).

The average frequency per day from Boston to New York City is:

  • Around 14 buses per day.
  • 13 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to New York City from Boston as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Boston to New York City:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Boston to New York City:

    • You can go to New York City from Boston by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $61 (€59) with Flixbus from Boston to New York City on Omio.
    • You can take a flight from Boston to New York City with JetBlue Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for $222 (€214) with JetBlue Airways from Boston to New York City.
    • You can travel to New York City from Boston by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $65 (€62) with Amtrak from Boston to New York City.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Boston to New York City with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, Go Buses or OurBus with 14 direct buses per day.
    • You can take a direct train with Amtrak or Amtrak with 13 direct trains per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to New York City as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to New York City from Boston.

    Omio customers who travel from Boston to New York City often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Madrid or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between New York City and these popular destinations at a great price.

    Before traveling from Boston to New York City, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $61 (€59) one way on average for this journey.
    • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $222 (€214) one way on average.
    • A train ticket costs $65 (€62) one way on average for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Boston to New York City tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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