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Cheap train tickets from Boston to New York

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How much are train tickets from Boston to New York?

Lowest Price$78.59
Fastest Train3h 26m
Trains Per Day38
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to New York
4.8
Based on 50 reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
2.5
Condition
4.5
Joseph
4.0
February 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
It was an very easy ordell. Way better than flying or driving.
Janet C
5.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Easier than Logan airport.
Tova
4.0
September 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Leaves and arrives on time
Cons
More space seat, help with luggage
Ipek
5.0
August 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nice and fast! Everything was as expected and on time.
Cons
I'd say it was slightly overpriced.
Bill
5.0
June 21, 2019
Cons
price

Based on 43 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 85 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
3.4
Condition
4.5
Yolanda
5.0
February 20, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
No lines for security and strait into the city center
Cons
A faster train ñess stps
Michal
5.0
January 5, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The time, no stress, easy and comortable
Cons
More space for larger suitcase
Josephine
4.0
January 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I didn’t have to drive.
Cons
It was cold even with my coat on.
Wanderley
5.0
November 22, 2019Vacation
Pros
Very good
Cons
I do not know what could be improved to better your performance
Bennett
4.0
November 8, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I enjoyed the smoothness of the train, the scenery, and the comfort of the seat itself.
Cons
I paid the $110 for the train as opposed to the bus so that I would arrive in NYC sooner. There ended up being "signal issues" which caused us to halt on the tracks and we were delayed and what was supposed to be a 4-hour trip turned into 5 hours. The tray tables shoul...More

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Boston to New York?

Yes, there are multiple trains from Boston to New York. Typically, trains run from as early as 4 am to as late as 9 pm. All trains from Boston to New York are operated by Amtrak. Your main options are the Amtrak Northeast Regional and the Amtrak Acela.

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

Departing from South Station in Boston, the Amtrak Northeast Regional train has 12 other stops before arriving at Penn Station in New York. The Acela has only 6 stops between Boston and NYC, which makes it 35 minutes faster than the Northeast Regional on average.

How do you find 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 $128.46. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $48.36 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.

How long is the train ride from Boston to New York?

The distance between Boston and New York is approximately 190.31 miles, or 306.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 26 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Boston to New York?

Trains from Boston to New York are the busiest on Tuesday. 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are 2 train stations in Boston with trains to New York. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station where trains from Boston arrive in New York:

  • Penn Station

What train services are there from Boston to New York?

Typically there are 38 schedules to compare for your trip to New York. On the route to New York 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to New York, usually offering 20.383 trips per day. 38 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 $1.40.

Here are the 3 train lines that operate from Boston to New York

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to New York start from $183.84, and on average cost $183.84. Daily there are 1.666667 Amtrak schedules to New York. Amtrak 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 takes 3 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 26 minutes.

Avg. Time
3h 48m
Avg. Price
$183.84

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Boston to New York start from $183.84, and on average cost $195.12. Daily there are 18.410714 Amtrak Acela schedules to New York. Amtrak Acela 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 takes 3 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 26 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 10.125 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $188.98 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Avg. Time
3h 43m
Avg. Price
$195.12

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to New York start from $78.59, and on average cost $108.75. Daily there are 20.383333 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 19 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 26 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 17.555556 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $114.67 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 19m
Avg. Price
$108.75

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