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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Boston?

Lowest priceUS$29.00
Fastest train3h 35m
Trains per day12
Train lines3

New York to Boston Route Map

New York Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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.

Is it worth taking the Acela over the Northeast Regional?

The primary advantage of Acela is that it is faster than Amtrak's Northeast Regional train. In most cases, choosing the Acela will mean that you save 40 minutes to an hour on your one-way trip from NY to Boston. However, Acela tickets cost roughly $50 more than Northeast Regional tickets for any given travel date.

Whether the Acela is worth it will mostly depend on how much of a hurry you are in. There are some other benefits to the Acela, such as faster WiFi, larger tables, and a special cafe car.

What is a cheap ticket price for trains from New York to Boston?

In the last month, US$57.65 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Boston, MA. 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 US$77.95 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long does the train take to get from New York City to Boston?

Depending on whether you take the Amtrak Northeast Regional or the high-speed Acela train, the trip takes around 3.5 to 4.5 hours. With several additional stops in Connecticut and Rhode Island, the Northeast Regional can take up to an hour longer than the Acela to complete the 190-mile journey from New York to Boston.

When are NY-Boston trains the most crowded?

Trains from New York to Boston are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 02:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 New York to Boston?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 24 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$26.00.

Which trains can you take from NY to Boston?

Amtrak service from New York City to Boston consists of the Northeast Regional train and the Acela train. The Northeast Regional is more affordable but slower, while the Acela is pricier but faster. Between the two, the Northeast Regional is the more popular option for most travelers, with 8 scheduled trips per day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 37mUS$61.08
Amtrak Acela43h 43mUS$112.66
Amtrak Northeast Regional84h 30mUS$58.11

Amtrak train tickets from New York to Boston start from US$49, and on average cost US$61. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Boston. Amtrak 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 takes 8 hours and 37 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 US$49 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Amtrak Acela train tickets from New York to Boston start from US$98, and on average cost US$113. Daily there are 4 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 43 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 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay US$133 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from New York to Boston start from US$29, and on average cost US$58. Daily there are 8 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional 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 Northeast Regional takes 4 hours and 30 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 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay US$78 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

New York City to Boston Train Prices

Average prices by travel date

US$120US$80US$40AprMay

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Boston, MA

(Based on 60 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Chad

5 April 2021 - Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The person running the train was excellent. Cons: More trains running at night and less cost for tickets please. Pros: The person running the train was excellent. Cons: More trains running at night and less cost for tickets please.

5.0

Kamel

26 March 2021 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Traveling during the night was very quite , I like it a lot. Cons: Getting the food on train. Pros: Traveling during the night was very quite , I like it a lot. Cons: Getting the food on train.

5.0

Constance P

24 March 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Peaceful & relaxing. Cons: Everything within reason. Tips: Social distance. Pros: Peaceful & relaxing. Cons: Everything within reason. Tips: Social distance.

5.0

Talia

23 January 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

I liked the ease and comfortability of my Commute and the staff was helpfulI liked the ease and comfortability of my Commute and the staff was helpful

5.0

Ines

7 September 2020 - Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Good space allowed us to keep social distance safely. Cons: Bathroom cleanliness. Having a cleaning crew. Pros: Good space allowed us to keep social distance safely. Cons: Bathroom cleanliness. Having a cleaning crew.

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