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NYC-Boston Amtrak Timetable
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|Fastest Train||3h 39m|
|Trains Per Day||22|
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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep 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 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?
Based on recent data, US$53.99 is the lowest price you can expect to find for a train ticket from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts on the Amtrak Northeast Regional. Keep in mind that even the least expensive Acela tickets are likely to cost more than this. In any case, your best chances of nabbing a cheap train ticket is to book at least 15 days in advance. Since New York to Boston is a very popular and busy train route, it's always a good idea to plan ahead and reserve your tickets as early as possible.
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 Tuesday. 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 22 scheduled trains on most days. 21 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.
Which trains can you take from NY to Boston?
Where is the train station in New York?
- Penn Station
Where is the train station in Boston?
- Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
- South Station
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