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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from Boston to New York. Traveling by train from Boston to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 3 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance190 mi (306 km)
Fastest train3h 27m
Lowest price$29.00
Trains per day30
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to New York, NY

(Based on 97 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Kayla

October 24, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

i loved that there was a cafe cart because i never have enough time to grab breakfast/coffee/water before traveling even thought those things are necessities

i loved that there was a cafe cart because i never have enough time to grab breakfast/coffee/water before traveling even thought those things are necessities

5.0

Beverly

October 5, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

It was fun to ride on a train and saw a lot of pretty scenery between Boston and NYC. Bathroom on coach car was very clean and larger than an airplane bathroom.

It was fun to ride on a train and saw a lot of pretty scenery between Boston and NYC. Bathroom on coach car was very clean and larger than an airplane bathroom.

5.0

Fulton

September 15, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

comfortable, had a Cafe car

comfortable, had a Cafe car

5.0

Julian

September 1, 2021- Business

Amtrak Acela

Pros: Easy sailing, And very comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Thankfully enough I had very nice travelers on.

Pros: Easy sailing, And very comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Thankfully enough I had very nice travelers on.

5.0

Jose de Jesus

August 18, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Acela

Pros: Clean and spacious. Comfortable. Cons: I don’t know the reason for the delay. Tips: Information about travel time.

Pros: Clean and spacious. Comfortable. Cons: I don’t know the reason for the delay. Tips: Information about travel time.

Boston to New York Route Map

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

In the last month, $95.82 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 $60.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to New York will vary between $58 and $226. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is $67. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $64 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New York in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $88 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Boston will be about $60.44 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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
Amtrak13h 58m$195.98
Amtrak Acela53h 41m$154.29
Amtrak Northeast Regional94h 19m$98.41
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Boston to New York every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $126.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 5 Acela trips from Boston to New York every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 9 daily train trips from Boston to New York, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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 5 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 Thursday. 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 14 scheduled trains on most days. 30 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 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 $19.00.

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 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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Departure stations

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

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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