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|Fastest Train||3h 39m|
|Trains Per Day||17|
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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.
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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.
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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.
What train services are there from New York to Boston?
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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