Cheap train tickets from Boston to New York

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How much are train tickets from Boston to New York?

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Fastest3h 26m
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to New York
4.8
Based on 48 reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
2.5
Condition
4.5
Joseph
4.0
February 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
It was an very easy ordell. Way better than flying or driving.
Janet C
5.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Easier than Logan airport.
Tova
4.0
September 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Leaves and arrives on time
Cons
More space seat, help with luggage
Ipek
5.0
August 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nice and fast! Everything was as expected and on time.
Cons
I'd say it was slightly overpriced.
Bill
5.0
June 21, 2019
Cons
price

Based on 41 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 84 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
3.4
Condition
4.5
Michal
5.0
January 5, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The time, no stress, easy and comortable
Cons
More space for larger suitcase
Josephine
4.0
January 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I didn’t have to drive.
Cons
It was cold even with my coat on.
Wanderley
5.0
November 22, 2019Vacation
Pros
Very good
Cons
I do not know what could be improved to better your performance
Bennett
4.0
November 8, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I enjoyed the smoothness of the train, the scenery, and the comfort of the seat itself.
Cons
I paid the $110 for the train as opposed to the bus so that I would arrive in NYC sooner. There ended up being "signal issues" which caused us to halt on the tracks and we were delayed and what was supposed to be a 4-hour trip turned into 5 hours. The tray tables shoul...More
Elijah
4.0
November 8, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Pagani Zonda at Vanderbilt Hall
Cons
Very easy process - made sense
Tips
Be sure to arrive on time!

How many stops are there on the train from Boston to New York?

Departing Boston from South Station and arriving at Penn Station in New York has 13 stops on the Amtrak Northeast Regional train. The Acela has only seven stops. The added stops make the trip on the Northeast Regional take about 4 hours and 19 minutes, while the Acela takes 3 hours and 44 minutes.

How do you get from Penn Station to the airport?

Once you arrive at Penn Station in New York, getting to the local airports is doable on public transportation, but takes some time.

To get to John F. Kennedy Airport from Penn Station, take the Port Jefferson line of the Long Island Railroad toward Huntington, get off at the Jamaica stop, and take the AirTrain JFK Red from Jamaica Station to the terminal. The trip will take about 40 minutes.

To get to LaGuardia Airport from Penn Station, take the Babylon line of the Long Island Railroad toward Babylon (or the Long Beach line toward Long Beach), get off at Woodside, and board the LaGuardia Link Select Bus at Roosevelt Ave. and 61st Street. The trip will take about 40 minutes.

To get to Newark Airport from Penn Station, the Acela runs directly to Newark Penn Station in about 15 minutes. Other options include the Morris & Essex line of the New Jersey Transit system toward Summit, where you can disembark at Newark Broad Street. The ride takes about 17 minutes.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to New York?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston to New York is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to New York was $94.43. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $70.74 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Boston to New York?

The distance between Boston and New York is approximately 190.31 miles, or 306.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 26 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Boston to New York?

On Wednesday trains from Boston to New York are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Boston to New York?

Typically there are 35 schedules to compare for your trip to New York. On the route to New York 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to New York, usually offering 18 trips per day. 35 train trips per day are direct connections to New York, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Boston to New York, which start at $1.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Boston to New York

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Boston to New York start from $129.00, and on average cost $151.05. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Acela schedules to New York. Amtrak Acela in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Boston to New York train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 3 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 26 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $144.17 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
3h 39m
Avg. Price
$151.05

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to New York start from $56.00, and on average cost $85.18. Daily there are 18 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Boston to New York train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 4 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 26 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 18 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $88.73 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 18m
Avg. Price
$85.18

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Boston with trains to New York. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
There is one train station where trains from Boston arrive in New York:
  • Penn Station