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Sarasota - Boston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Sarasota to Boston. The train trip from Sarasota to Boston is usually about 39 hours and 19 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 32 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance1222 mi (1967 km)
Fastest train32h 35m
Lowest price$247.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Sarasota to Boston?

The average price for a train ticket from Sarasota to Boston is $264.00, The lengthy distance traveled between Sarasota and Boston often means relatively more expensive train tickets. By booking your trip at least 22 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $208.38 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for April if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Sarasota to Boston. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $223. If you're planning a trip from Sarasota to Boston during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $388 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Sarasota to Boston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Sarasota to Boston. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 15h 20m$406.96
  • 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 Sarasota to Boston every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $214.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Sarasota to Boston, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Sarasota and Boston is approximately 1222 miles, or 1967 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 39 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 32 hours and 35 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.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Sarasota to Boston. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Sarasota at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Sarasota twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Sarasota.

City Information

Sarasota

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A culturally-rich alternative to the nearby theme parks of Orlando, Sarasota's Gulf Coast location is hard to resist. It became the winter base for many well-to-do families in the early twentieth century, during which time much of the town developed a subtle Italian feel.

Not only is the climate similar to what you might experience in southern Italy, but many of Sarasota's buildings were constructed to resemble the country's renaissance masterworks too. A good example is the Ringling family's Ca' d'Zan Venetian-style mansion.

The Ringlings made their money from circuses before giving their name to the much-celebrated John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. It contains 21 galleries of European paintings, archaeological artifacts, and American art totaling 10,000 objects.

With weather so fine, you'll probably be looking with more than half an eye at Sarasota's numerous excellent resorts and beaches, many of which lie on a group of keys within the city limits. Bonus: our research ranked Sarasota as the #3 cheapest Spring Break destination, so you can soak up the sun on the cheap.

Arriving in Sarasota is equally easy thanks to its Cattleman Transfer Centre and Fruitville Road bus stations. Between them, travelers can connect by bus everywhere from Tampa to Tucson. Amtrak also operates a Thruway bus service from the defunct Sarasota rail station to Tampa for onward connections by train on the Silver Service. This service runs between Miami and New York City via Washington, D.C.

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 tasting 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 Sarasota?

Main departure station: 5600 Fruitville Rd

The Race Trac gas station off of I75 and Fruitville Road is a convenient bus stop for anyone traveling in Florida. Buses frequently stop on their way to Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. While there isn't a formal bus stop, the gas station is fully stocked with snacks and drinks for your trip. If you want something more substantial, there are plenty of restaurants and fast food options nearby. There's also a Target and Winn Dixie just down the road in case you need any last-minute essentials.

All train stations in Sarasota:

  • 5600 Fruitville Rd

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main arrival station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Boston receives travelers from Sarasota at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

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