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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from New York to Boston?

Lowest PriceUS$29.00
Fastest Train3h 39m
Trains Per Day17
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Boston
Based on 50 reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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)
January 2, 2020Couples trip
Smooth check in, train left on time. Clean toilet, good coffee.
We were not aware of the prices: if you book in advance, the ride is much cheaper.
Book your trip in advance!!
November 9, 2019Visiting family
It was expensive but worth space + time tradeoff
WiFi wasn't great but workable.
August 8, 2019Solo travel
Got me home
Run on time
July 31, 2019Business
Super comfortable ride, much better than flying.
July 28, 2019Vacation
boarding the train

Based on 39 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 73 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 23, 2020Business
I really liked riding the Amtrak train. It was my first experience on Amtrak and I will be back for sure. Thank you
None that I can think of
January 17, 2020Visiting family
Seeing my family.
December 29, 2019Vacation
Make a hotel damage retainer less than 75usd per night
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Zug war pünktlich.
Die Platz suche war sehr schwierig. Würden zuerst ans eine Ende des Zuges geschickt, weil dort dann doch nichts frei war, den ganzen Weg zurück. Und das mit schwerem Gepäck....
October 28, 2019Visiting family
Train is very relaxing.
Couldn’t understand the announcements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Boston 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.

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 is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, US$57.06 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New York to Boston. By booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of US$39.01 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between New York and Boston is approximately 306 kilometers, or 190 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 39 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 New York to Boston 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 Sunday 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 New York at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 New York to Boston?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Boston for US$1.00.

What train services are there from New York to Boston?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 35mUS$59.64
Amtrak Acela63h 52mUS$101.14
Amtrak Northeast Regional104h 28mUS$45.86

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from New York at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

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