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Trains from Trenton to Boston

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Trenton to Boston. Traveling by train from Trenton to Boston usually takes around 6 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance242 mi (389 km)
Fastest train4h 37m
Lowest price$29.00
Trains per day16
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Trenton, NJ to Boston, MA

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

ihor

September 22, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: NO WORRIES,NO PROBLEMS. Cons: i can not thing of anything. Tips: use amtrak.

Pros: NO WORRIES,NO PROBLEMS. Cons: i can not thing of anything. Tips: use amtrak.

5.0

Achala

September 16, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Convenient

Convenient

5.0

Diane

June 28, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The cars were clean and the restrooms were clean. It was quiet and the arrival times were spot on!!!! Cons: Some people needed more room for all of their luggage. Sometimes it was difficult to understand the person speaking over the public address system . Tips: ...

Pros: The cars were clean and the restrooms were clean. It was quiet and the arrival times were spot on!!!! Cons: Some people needed more room for all of their luggage. Sometimes it was difficult to understand the person speaking over the public address system . Tips: Try to not bring so much luggage!

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

In the last month, $55.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Trenton, NJ to Boston, MA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $96.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55OctOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Trenton to Boston will vary between $29 and $158. Planning a train trip to Boston within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Trenton over the next 7 days is $40. 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 Trenton to Boston by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $60 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Trenton to Boston in April, 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

$175$140$105$70$353020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Boston from Trenton will be about $96.92 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Trenton to Boston?

There are 3 train lines with service from Trenton, New Jersey to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 14m$92.82
Amtrak Acela14h 52m$209.64
Amtrak Northeast Regional85h 51m$83.57
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Trenton to Boston every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $29.

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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 1 Acela trips from Trenton to Boston 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 8 daily train trips from Trenton to Boston, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Trenton to Boston 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 is the train journey from Trenton to Boston?

The distance between Trenton and Boston is approximately 242 miles, or 389 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 37 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 Trenton to Boston are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Trenton at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Trenton to Boston?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Trenton.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Trenton?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Trenton.

Where is the train station in Boston?

Arrival stations

Boston receives travelers from Trenton at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

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