How to travel from New York City to Boston

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from New York City to Boston

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

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To get from New York City to Boston on Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMNew York City4h15 01:15PMBoston
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09:00AMNew York City4h15 01:15PMBoston
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11:00AMNew York City3h48 02:48PMBoston
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05:00PMNew York City4h15 09:15PMBoston
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03:00PMNew York City4h30 07:30PMBoston
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Travel Information from New York City to Boston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$66 - $134
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $66 (€59) • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $111 (€100) • 1 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, JetBlue Airways or Amtrak

Travel 189 miles (305 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between New York City and Boston. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, JetBlue Airways or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from New York City to Boston.

How to get from New York City to Boston

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from New York City to Boston, 76,79% 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 New York City to Boston 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

You can travel to Boston from New York City 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Boston from New York City is by taking a bus, which costs on average $66 (€59).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Boston:

A bus is generally $45 (€40) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $111 (€100) from New York City to Boston.

A bus is $68 (€61) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from New York City to Boston costing on average $134 (€120).

The quickest way to travel from New York City to Boston is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 4 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 42 min   of travel time.

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

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

  • 14 buses per day.
  • 14 trains per day.

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

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

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from New York City to Boston, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Flixbus to go to Boston by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus New York City to Boston tickets on Omio for $66 (€59).
    • Travel with JetBlue Airways for flights to Boston. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for JetBlue Airways New York City to Boston tickets on Omio for $111 (€100).
    • Amtrak can get you to Boston by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from New York City to Boston for $134 (€120) on Omio.

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

    • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, Go Buses or OurBus with 14 direct buses per day.
    • You can find around 14 direct trains per day and travel with Amtrak or Amtrak.

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

    Many of our customers who book a trip from New York City to Boston often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Paris or Madrid. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your New York City and Boston itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Boston and any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from New York City to Boston, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost on average $66 (€59) one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing $111 (€100) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing on average $134 (€120) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from New York City to Boston online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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