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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Boston to Newport News. Traveling by train from Boston to Newport News usually takes 14 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 12 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance464 mi (747 km)
Fastest train12h 40m
Lowest price$70.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Boston to Newport News

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




December 27, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful on all areas of the train. Cons: More trash receptacles. Tips: Pack snacks and drinks.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Boston to Newport News is $137.91, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $172.09 more.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Newport News is expected to fluctuate between $114 and $303 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Newport News in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Boston is $126.

Monthly avg. prices

Ticket prices for the train from Boston to Newport News often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in March when the average ticket price is only $165. If you're thinking of traveling from Boston to Newport News during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $222 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


By booking your train trip from Boston to Newport News on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $172.09 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Boston to Newport News?

2 train services operate from Boston to Newport News. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 14m$243.68
Amtrak Northeast Regional115h 2m$193.90
  • 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 Newport News every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $114.

  • 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 1 daily train trips from Boston to Newport News, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to Newport News. 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.

The distance between Boston and Newport News is approximately 464 miles, or 747 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 40 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Boston to Newport News. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Boston at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Newport News. 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 Newport News to Boston.

City Information


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 tasting 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.

Newport News

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Newport News is where you need to be if you want to see how ships, culture, history, and the great outdoors can merge into one incredible adventure. The most popular activities around here include bird watching, camping, boating, and of course, fishing. In this part of Virginia, you can choose between saltwater and freshwater fishing, thanks to the city's three marinas and seven boat ramps.

Among the most famous local historical and cultural destinations, you will find the Endview Plantation, James A. Fields House, and the Historic Hilton Village. Some of the most popular art and culture destinations include the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Ferguson Center for the Arts, and Peninsula Fine Arts Center.

For a taste of Newport News' finest wines, craft beers and distilled spirits, head over to Toast the Coast. That's where you get to experience what the best breweries, distilleries, and wineries from New Kent to Virginia Beach have to offer.

Newport News is served by Williamsburg International Airport. The city's bus services are operated by Wanda Coach and Greyhound. Then, of course, there's also the Amtrak train service that takes you in and out of Newport News and into the Williamsburg Station.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Newport News?

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Main arrival station: 9304 Warwick Blvd

The Amtrak train station in Newport News is a low, white-brick building at 9304 Warwick Blvd. This is adjacent to Highway 60, near Huntington Park and the Plaza at Newmarket. Amtrak's Northeast Regional trains and Thruway buses stop at the station in Newport News. The station has a waiting room with restrooms and vending machines, but there are not many amenities in the immediate area surrounding the station.

All train stations in Newport News:

  • 9304 Warwick Blvd

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