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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Boston to New York?

Lowest pricePLN 110.71
Fastest train3h 27m
Trains per day12
Train lines2

Boston to New York Route Map

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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.

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

In the last month, PLN 219.08 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 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around PLN 289.32 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 Saturday. 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 12 scheduled trains on most days. 24 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 PLN 87.80.

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
Amtrak Acela43h 41mPLN 418.16
Amtrak Northeast Regional84h 19mPLN 221.34

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Boston to New York start from PLN 374, and on average cost PLN 418. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Acela schedules to New York. Amtrak Acela 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 Acela takes 3 hours and 41 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 27 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay PLN 467 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to New York start from PLN 111, and on average cost PLN 221. Daily there are 8 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 19 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 27 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay PLN 274 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Price trends for trains from Boston to New York

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 61 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Chukwuemeka

March 30, 2021 - Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: We left on time. Cons: Everything ok. Tips: No. Pros: We left on time. Cons: Everything ok. Tips: No.

5.0

Anna

January 15, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Amazing and smooth ! Cons: I find a lack of some kind of crunch for legs. Tips: Better than bus. Pros: Amazing and smooth ! Cons: I find a lack of some kind of crunch for legs. Tips: Better than bus.

5.0

Christopher

September 5, 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I 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 station. Tips: Look for the train number when you arrive at the station. Pros: I 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 station. Tips: Look for the train number when you arrive at the station.

5.0

Melizza

July 26, 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Great price! Cons: A little better job cleaning the trains. Tips: Ride with Amtrak! Pros: Great price! Cons: A little better job cleaning the trains. Tips: Ride with Amtrak!

5.0

Antoine

July 18, 2020 - Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

There are nice views on the coast from the train.There are nice views on the coast from the train.

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