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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Worcester to Boston. Traveling by train from Worcester to Boston usually takes around one hour and 14 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance39 mi (62 km)
Fastest train1h 14m
Lowest price£6.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lake Shore Limited
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Worcester to Boston?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is the one and only train line which connects Worcester, Massachusetts to Boston, Massachusetts. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited11h 14m£9.27

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Worcester to Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Worcester to Boston?

Currently there is not a train that travels the entire distance without requiring you to switch onto a connecting vehicle. However, there are direct buses from Worcester to Boston.

How long is the train journey from Worcester to Boston?

The distance between Worcester and Boston is approximately 39 miles, or 62 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 14 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Worcester to Boston are the most crowded on Saturday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Worcester at 18:00 and arrives in Boston about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Worcester to Boston?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Boston with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Worcester. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Worcester to Boston for £7.21.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Worcester?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Worcester.

Where is the train station in Boston?

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Arrival stations

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

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