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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Boston to Newark. Traveling by train from Boston to Newark usually takes around 4 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 3 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Fastest train3h 57m
Lowest price€24.98
Trains per day34
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to Newark, NJ

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Dareece

26 July 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Quick

Quick

5.0

Wanda

13 July 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Site seeing. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: Site seeing. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

4.0

Gözde

2 July 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I like the view outside my window. Cons: Seats could have been a bit more cleaner. Tips: I definitely recommend taking the train, much more comfortable & spacious than the bus.

Pros: I like the view outside my window. Cons: Seats could have been a bit more cleaner. Tips: I definitely recommend taking the train, much more comfortable & spacious than the bus.

5.0

Nadine

18 October 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Le meilleur fût dans le lounge à Boston :beautifull confortable and clean. The Amstrack m'a permis de voir un paysage superbe. Plus rapide et confortable que le bus. Cons: I will do Alain for far destinations. Tips: Everybody nice andgentle with a 70 oldwooman...

Pros: Le meilleur fût dans le lounge à Boston :beautifull confortable and clean. The Amstrack m'a permis de voir un paysage superbe. Plus rapide et confortable que le bus. Cons: I will do Alain for far destinations. Tips: Everybody nice andgentle with a 70 oldwooman.

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4.0

Bruce

5 October 2019- Business

Amtrak Acela

Great trip and great wifi

Great trip and great wifi

Boston to Newark Route Map

Boston Newark

What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Newark?

In the last month, €61.41 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €72.15 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€142€95€47OctOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Newark will vary between €47 and €132. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is €56. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Newark in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €83 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€151€121€90€60€303020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Boston will be about €72.15 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Newark?

There are 3 train lines with service from Boston, Massachusetts to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 41m€125.81
Amtrak Acela54h 7m€115.34
Amtrak Northeast Regional84h 56m€69.52
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Boston to Newark every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €25.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 5 Acela trips from Boston to Newark every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 8 daily train trips from Boston to Newark, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Newark 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.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Newark?

The distance between Boston and Newark is approximately 196 miles, or 316 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 57 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 Newark are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Boston at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Boston to Newark?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 34 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Newark for €23.26.

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.

Newark

As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Newark.

Train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Newark?

Newark Penn Station - NWKPNS-0

Image credit: Ken Lund

Link to Creative Commons License

Arrival stations

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

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