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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Boston to Syracuse. Traveling by train from Boston to Syracuse usually takes around 10 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train can make the trip in 8 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance263 mi (423 km)
Fastest train8h 54m
Lowest price$21.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Syracuse

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Anthony

March 6, 2022

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: A continuous pattern that consists of excellence across the board. Cons: Honestly I would improve the way luggage is boarded. Tips: Just don't take my window seat.

Pros: A continuous pattern that consists of excellence across the board. Cons: Honestly I would improve the way luggage is boarded. Tips: Just don't take my window seat.

5.0

Thienan

December 19, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: fast and easy more space than if I had flown there was an outlet to charge phone free wifi good selection of food. Cons: faster wifi.

Pros: fast and easy more space than if I had flown there was an outlet to charge phone free wifi good selection of food. Cons: faster wifi.

5.0

Rayne

November 18, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Pros: easy to plan and book. Cons: the mobile website for train tracking had some glitches.

Pros: easy to plan and book. Cons: the mobile website for train tracking had some glitches.

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

In the last month, $31.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston to Syracuse. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. 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 $59.69 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to Syracuse 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 $59 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Syracuse in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $81 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 Syracuse from Boston will be about $59.69 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Syracuse?

2 train services operate from Boston to Syracuse. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak312h 24m$67.98
Amtrak Lake Shore Limited18h 58m$48.15
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Boston to Syracuse every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $27.

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  • Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

    The Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is an overnight train that runs along some of the best shorelines in the U.S., connecting New York City and Boston with Chicago. The service provides top-tier amenities to its passengers, including free WiFi and dining onboard. The Lake Shore Limited departs from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St in Boston and arrives at Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir in Syracuse. The route takes about 8 hours and 58 minutes and ticket prices start at $21.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Boston to Syracuse?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to Syracuse. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Syracuse?

The distance between Boston and Syracuse is approximately 263 miles, or 423 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 54 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 Syracuse are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday 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 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 Syracuse?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Syracuse. 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 Syracuse to Boston.

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.

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Boston where you can board the train.

All train stations in Boston:

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

  • Exit 8 Transportation Center

  • UNH Durham Transit Ctr - 3 Depot Rd

  • 33 Chestnut St

  • 14 Railroad Ave

  • 13 Batchelder Rd

  • 1 Railroad Ave

  • Concord Transportation Center

  • Mystic Train Station

  • Washington St at Railroad Sq

  • Augusta Transp Ctr - 9 Industrial Dr

Where is the train station in Syracuse?

Regional Transportation Center (1 Walsh Cir) - SYRAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

Opened in 1998, the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (commonly referred to as the RTC) serves as a multi-service stop for travel throughout Central New York. The Transportation Center serves several Amtrak train lines, including the Empire Service, the Maple Leaf, and the Lake Shore Limited, as well as Greyhound and Trailways buses. As the central ground travel hub in Syracuse, the station provides transport for roughly 153,000 people annually. In addition to providing easy access to local landmarks such as the Destiny USA shopping center and the NBT Bank Stadium, the RTC can also take you further afield to popular destinations such as Niagara Falls, New York City, and Washington, D.C., among other places. At the RTC, you will find a Dunkin' Donuts, as well as a Great States newsstand. The free WiFi and climate-controlled waiting area make it a pleasant place to wait for your bus or train.

All train stations in Syracuse:

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

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