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How much are train tickets from Boston to New York?

Lowest PriceUS$29.00
Fastest Train3h 38m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Boston to New York

Average prices by travel date

US$120US$80US$40JunJul

Monthly average prices

US$150US$120US$90US$60US$30ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

US$175US$140US$105US$70US$353020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to New York
4.8
Based on 51 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 44 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 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.

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to New York right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to New York?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, US$56.51 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to New York. By booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of US$41.10 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Boston and New York is approximately 306 kilometers, or 190 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 38 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to New York are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Boston to New York?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to New York. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to New York for US$5.00.

What train services are there from Boston to New York?

2 train services operate from Boston to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 10 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela63h 48mUS$101.78
Amtrak Northeast Regional104h 13mUS$48.36

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to New York:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

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