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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to Newark?

Lowest Price$33.00
Fastest Train3h 53m
Trains Per Day29
Train Lines3

Boston to Newark Route Map

Boston Newark

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $62.91 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $56.11 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 53 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 Monday. 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 Friday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 29 scheduled trains on most days. 28 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 $26.00.

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 23 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 26m$117.50
Amtrak Acela64h 4m$117.24
Amtrak Northeast Regional234h 58m$63.72

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Where is the train station in Newark?

Newark receives travelers from Boston at its two active train stations:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Price trends for trains from Boston to Newark

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to Newark, NJ
Based on 8 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 5, 2019Business
Great trip and great wifi

Based on 6 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
July 2, 2020Visiting family
I like the view outside my window.
Seats could have been a bit more cleaner.
I definitely recommend taking the train, much more comfortable & spacious than the bus.
October 18, 2019Visiting friends
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
I will do Alain for far destinations
Everybody nice andgentle with a 70 oldwooman.
Dorothy I
August 9, 2019Vacation
Definitely take the quiet car like we did

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