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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between New Brunswick and Boston. The average train journey from New Brunswick to Boston takes 5 hours and 48 minutes, but some Amtrak Northeast Regional train trips are as short as 5 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance218 mi (351 km)
Fastest train5h 14m
Lowest price$45.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New Brunswick to Boston

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Rachel

February 23, 2024- Couples trip

Amtrak

Pros: Comfortable seats, easy storage, outlets available at every seat, very affordable. Cons: Seat selection was a little difficult and wifi didn't always work. Tips: Figure out where the quiet car is and then book it to the other side of the train.

4.0

Lynarkah

September 16, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Train was on time. Cons: I sat on quiet car and the rules were not enforced. Tips: If you are planning to do work or take a nap in the quiet car be prepared for loud talkers because the staff do not walk through the cars enough to enforce.

5.0

Lynarkah

March 13, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Amtrak is reliable and clean. Cons: Add more trains to Boston on Saturday as soon as fiscally possible.

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

The average price for a train ticket from New Brunswick to Boston is $96.29, By booking your trip at least 28 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 $119.22 more.

Average prices by travel date

$195$130$65JulJul

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from New Brunswick to Boston will cost between $69 and $182. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$150$120$90$60$30ASONDJFMAMJJ
Ticket prices for the train from New Brunswick to Boston often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $93. If you're thinking of traveling from New Brunswick to Boston during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $145 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

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By booking your train trip from New Brunswick to Boston on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time, you can save about $119.22 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from New Brunswick to Boston?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 10m$98.75
Amtrak Northeast Regional15h 36m$169.01
  • 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 New Brunswick to Boston every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $45.

  • 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 New Brunswick to Boston, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Brunswick and Boston is approximately 218 miles, or 351 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 14 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.

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

The earliest train departs New Brunswick at 12:00pm 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.

Trains leave the station in New Brunswick twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Boston with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to New Brunswick.

City Information

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Many residents of this city commute to New York City, which is only an hour away by train. However, there is a lot to love about New Brunswick itself! With its historic buildings and quaint little shops, vibrant arts and culture scene, and plenty of dining and entertainment options, you'll find tons of activities in New Brunswick worth sticking around for.

One of the most popular neighborhoods in New Brunswick is downtown, known for its excellent restaurants and bars. Enjoy some not-so-far-off-Broadway excellence at some of New Brunswick's award-winning theaters like the State Theatre New Jersey and Crossroads Theatre Company.

If you're looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the Easton Avenue neighborhood. This area is home to Rutgers University, so it's perfect for students or anyone who wants to enjoy a college town feel. There are plenty of coffee shops and bookstores here and some great places to eat like Hansel 'n Griddle and Stuff Yer Face.

The nearest airport to New Brunswick is in Newark, but you don't need to board a plane to explore the area. A short bus or train trip makes Stamford, and Trenton easy to reach. Of course, New Brunswick's location between New York City and Philadelphia means it is always easy to connect to farther destinations like Boston, Niagara Falls, or even Atlanta.

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 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Brunswick?

Main departure station: Transit Station - French St and Albany St

There is one train station in New Brunswick.

All train stations in New Brunswick:

  • Transit Station - French St and Albany St

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station - BOSSST-0

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Main arrival 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

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