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Boston - Lakeland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Boston to Lakeland. Traveling by train from Boston to Lakeland usually takes 29 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 29 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance1163 mi (1871 km)
Fastest train29h 19m
Lowest price$220.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Lakeland?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Lakeland was $232.50. Considering the distance between Boston and Lakeland, tickets on this route are relatively expensive. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 22 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $274.25 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for April if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Boston to Lakeland. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $235. If you're planning a trip from Boston to Lakeland during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $344 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Boston to Lakeland?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 5h 38m$412.30
  • 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 Lakeland every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $220.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to Lakeland. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Boston and Lakeland is approximately 1163 miles, or 1871 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 29 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 19 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Boston to Lakeland on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Boston 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 Lakeland to Boston.

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 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.

Lakeland

Lakeland, FL, US - LAK-0

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Lakeland is a city between Tampa and Orlando. It is known for its rich history and architectural sites, especially the Florida Southern College, which has buildings designed by the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright. History and art lovers in Lakeland can visit the Polk Museum of Art and check out the collection of artifacts and contemporary paintings. The Munn Park Historic District in Lakeland is another city highlight, boasting early 1900s architecture and a wide range of antique shops.

Downtown Lakeland offers explosive nightlife with a wide range of breweries and taprooms. If you're interested in something new, the city has seen a massive growth of kava bars in its area. The city is also known for its annual Lakeland Festival of Light, where you can join people to light up the mountain.

It is easy to visit Lakeland from other cities by train and bus. Amtrak and FlixBus US provide daily trips from tens of other cities to the town. The Lakeland Area Mass Transit District provides public transportation within the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Lakeland?

Main arrival station: 600 E Main St

Lakeland has one train station.

All train stations in Lakeland:

  • 600 E Main St

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