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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to New York?

Lowest Price$29.00
Fastest Train3h 27m
Trains Per Day23
Train Lines3

Boston to New York Route Map

Boston New York

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Departing from South Station in Boston, the Amtrak Northeast Regional train makes 12 other stops before arriving at Penn Station in New York. The Acela has only 6 stops between Boston and NYC, which makes it 35 minutes faster than the Northeast Regional on average.

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to New York 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 New York?

In the last month, $54.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to New York, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $65.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long does it take to travel from Boston to New York by train?

The route from Boston to NYC is 190 miles, or 306 kilometers long. The train from Boston to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 4 minutes when you ride the Amtrak Northeast Regional. The fastest Acela train takes 3 hours and 27 minutes.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston to New York are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 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 New York?

There are 23 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Boston to New York.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to New York for $9.00.

Which train should you take from Boston to New York?

There are multiple trains from Boston to New York running from early morning into the evening. All trains from Boston to New York are operated by Amtrak. Your main options are the Amtrak Northeast Regional and the Amtrak Acela.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 51m$163.78
Amtrak Acela83h 40m$117.05
Amtrak Northeast Regional154h 18m$59.53

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for trains from Boston to New York

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35NovDec

Monthly average prices

$150$120$90$60$30JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to New York, NY
4.8
Based on 57 ratings and 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. 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. Easier than Logan airport.
Tova
4.0
September 2, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Leaves and arrives on timeLeaves and arrives on time
Cons
More space seat, help with luggageMore space seat, help with luggage
Ipek
5.0
August 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nice and fast! Everything was as expected and on time.Nice and fast! Everything was as expected and on time.
Cons
I'd say it was slightly overpriced.I'd say it was slightly overpriced.
Bill
5.0
June 21, 2019
Cons
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Based on 50 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 88 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
3.6
Condition
4.5
Christopher
5.0
September 5, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I like the available WiFiI like the available WiFi
Cons
It was unclear to me what train to get on until I realized to look for the train number at the stationIt was unclear to me what train to get on until I realized to look for the train number at the station
Tips
Look for the train number when you arrive at the stationLook for the train number when you arrive at the station
Melizza
5.0
July 26, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Great price!Great price!
Cons
A little better job cleaning the trainsA little better job cleaning the trains
Tips
Ride with Amtrak!Ride with Amtrak!
Antoine
5.0
July 18, 2020Vacation
Pros
There are nice views on the coast from the train.There are nice views on the coast from the train.
Vikram
5.0
July 15, 2020
Pros
On time, value for moneyOn time, value for money
Cons
WiFi signal was terrible at my seat. Couldn't connect at all from either of my devices.WiFi signal was terrible at my seat. Couldn't connect at all from either of my devices.
Yolanda
5.0
February 20, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
No lines for security and strait into the city center No lines for security and strait into the city center
Cons
A faster train ñess stpsA faster train ñess stps

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