Cheap train tickets from New York to Boston

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How much are train tickets from New York to Boston?

Lowest Price$73.96
Fastest3h 35m
Daily Schedules38
train companies3
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Overall score for New York to Boston
4.6
Based on 39 reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.6
Value
3.0
Condition
4.7
Daani
5.0
November 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was expensive but worth space + time tradeoff
Cons
WiFi wasn't great but workable.
Craig
3.0
August 8, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Got me home
Cons
Run on time
Polina
5.0
July 31, 2019Business
Pros
Super comfortable ride, much better than flying.
Marina
4.0
July 28, 2019Vacation
Cons
boarding the train
Robert
5.0
July 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Love the Acela. Seems a lot shorter than actual!
Cons
Make more Coach fares available. Basically no diff in seats from Coach to Business,(except double the price...) but can’t get Coach seats unless a few weeks out.

Based on 30 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 70 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.2
Value
3.3
Condition
4.6
Marjorie
4.0
October 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Train is very relaxing.
Cons
Couldn’t understand the announcements.
Ramon Jr
5.0
October 25, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The coach seats were unexpectedly wide & comfortable.
Cons
The wifi connection was intermittent/spotty.
Tips
Know beforehand where the ststions/tracks are.
Robert Paul
4.0
October 17, 2019Visiting family
Cons
The boarding time too fast for elders. No information booth or employees to explain boarding process to newbies
Avanel
5.0
October 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfort and affordability
Jing
5.0
October 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable.

Is it worth taking the Acela over the regular Amtrak from NY to Boston?

If you are looking for a fast trip to Boston with few stops, then the Acela from New York to Boston is worth it. With 17 daily scheduled trips to Boston, there is likely to be a scheduled trip that fits your needs.

The average time this route takes is 3 hours and 51 minutes, which is more than 40 minutes faster than the Amtrak Northeast Regional. The average cost for an Acela ticket for this route is $154.77, about $65 more than the regional train.

The Acela is equipped with Wi-Fi that is 6x faster than a typical Amtrak train, and more reliable. Other amenities include electrical outlets, adjustable lighting, large tray tables and conference tables. There is also the Café Acela car, with a variety of food and drink options for under $9.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from New York to Boston 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 New York to Boston was $154.19. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $86.57 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 New York to Boston?

The distance between New York and Boston 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 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 35 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 New York to Boston?

On Wednesday trains from New York to Boston 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

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

Typically there are 38 schedules to compare for your trip to Boston. On the route to Boston 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between New York to Boston, usually offering 18 trips per day. 37 train trips per day are direct connections to Boston, 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 New York to Boston, which start at $1.32.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from New York to Boston start from $91.13, and on average cost $182.13. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Boston. Amtrak in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Boston trains arrive at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other train station.

From New York to Boston train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 35 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $223.62 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 12m
Avg. Price
$182.13

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from New York to Boston start from $170.37, and on average cost $217.02. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Acela schedules to Boston. Amtrak Acela in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station.

From New York to Boston train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 3 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 35 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $240.53 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
3h 49m
Avg. Price
$217.02

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from New York to Boston start from $73.96, and on average cost $126.50. Daily there are 18 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station.

From New York to Boston train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 4 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 35 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $141.91 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 32m
Avg. Price
$126.50

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart New York on their way to Boston. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in New York are:
  • Penn Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Boston. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Boston:
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station