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Frequent questions about traveling by train from Boston to New York.

How many stops are there on the train from Boston to New York?

Departing Boston from South Station and arriving at Penn Station in New York has 13 stops on the Amtrak Northeast Regional train. The Acela has only seven stops. The added stops make the trip on the Northeast Regional take about 4 hours and 19 minutes, while the Acela takes 3 hours and 44 minutes.

How hard is it to get to the train station versus the airport?

Getting to Boston Logan International Airport is more inconvenient than getting to the South Station or Back Bay train stations. The airport is located in East Boston, roughly 10 to 15 minutes away from South Station.

South Station is easily situated in downtown Boston on the Red Line, and Back Bay Station is right along the Orange Line. Getting to the airport requires taking the Blue Line on the T toward Wonderland, getting off at the Airport stop, then taking the 33 bus toward the Boston Logan airport terminals.

Once you arrive at Penn Station in New York, getting to the local airports is doable on public transportation, but takes some time.

To get to John F. Kennedy Airport from Penn Station, take the Port Jefferson line of the Long Island Railroad toward Huntington, get off at the Jamaica stop, and take the AirTrain JFK Red from Jamaica Station to the terminal. The trip will take about 40 minutes.

To get to LaGuardia Airport from Penn Station, take the Babylon line of the Long Island Railroad toward Babylon (or the Long Beach line toward Long Beach), get off at Woodside, and board the LaGuardia Link Select Bus at Roosevelt Ave. and 61st Street. The trip will take about 40 minutes.

To get to Newark Airport from Penn Station, the Acela Express runs directly to Newark Penn Station in about 15 minutes. Other options include the Morris & Essex line of the New Jersey Transit system toward Summit, where you can disembark at Newark Broad Street. The ride takes about 17 minutes.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Boston to New York ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston to New York is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to New York was $130.34. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $37.63 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

Frequent questions about traveling by train from Boston to New York.

The distance between Boston to New York is 190.31 miles or 306.20 km. A train trip from Boston to New York typically takes 4 hours, If you are looking to get to New York faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Acela Express. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 27 minutes to get from Boston to New York.

Going from Boston to New York by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from Boston to New York are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most frequent connections between Boston to New York

Typically there are 34 schedules to compare for your trip to New York. On the route to New York 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to New York, usually offering 17 trips per day. 34 train trips per day are direct connections to New York, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Boston to New York, which start at $1.34.

Boston to New York is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express train tickets from Boston to New York start from $167.97, and on average cost $199.20. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Acela Express schedules to New York. Amtrak Acela Express in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Boston to New York train travel on Amtrak Acela Express takes 3 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Acela Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela Express offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $202.09 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

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Avg. Time
3h 46m
Avg. Price
$199.20

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to New York start from $73.91, and on average cost $124.51. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Boston to New York train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $129.98 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 25m
Avg. Price
$124.51

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to New York that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Boston serving this route is Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in New York from Boston., The busiest departure station in Boston serving this route is Penn Station.
  • Penn Station