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Trip Summary

There are 23 daily trains from New York to Westwood. Traveling by train from New York to Westwood usually takes around 4 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 3 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance177 mi (286 km)
Fastest train3h 24m
Lowest price$31.00
Trains per day16
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Westwood

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Linda

June 5, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak staff were superb

Amtrak staff were superb

5.0

Marco L

June 2, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Acela

Pros: The seating was comfortable and spacious; plenty of leg room, not squeezed next to another passenger, seat reclines, tray table to do work, etc. The conductor was incredibly friendly and personable; genuinely cheerful and professional. The trip ended up being s...

Pros: The seating was comfortable and spacious; plenty of leg room, not squeezed next to another passenger, seat reclines, tray table to do work, etc. The conductor was incredibly friendly and personable; genuinely cheerful and professional. The trip ended up being shorter than the schedule indicated. Arrived in Westwood almost 1/2 hour early! The ride was quiet and smooth. Cons: I can't think of anything that could be improved.

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5.0

Nia

March 6, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The chair comfortability

The chair comfortability

4.0

Karen

November 18, 2019- Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy way to get there. Cons: Have to race to get in a car and be able to sit together. Tips: Get in front of line.

Pros: Easy way to get there. Cons: Have to race to get in a car and be able to sit together. Tips: Get in front of line.

5.0

Claire

October 28, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Red cap service, ease of purchasing tickets. Cons: Cafe prices! Tips: Bring snacks for yourself.

Pros: Red cap service, ease of purchasing tickets. Cons: Cafe prices! Tips: Bring snacks for yourself.

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

In the last month, $86.30 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Westwood. 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 $88.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$195$130$65JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Westwood will vary between $67 and $188. Planning a train trip to Westwood within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $90. 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 New York to Westwood by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $84 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Westwood in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $110 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 Westwood from New York will be about $88.52 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Westwood?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Westwood. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak76h 50m$111.79
Amtrak Acela73h 31m$169.12
Amtrak Northeast Regional94h 17m$90.43
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from New York to Westwood every day, as well as 24 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $31.

  • 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 7 Acela trips from New York to Westwood 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 9 daily train trips from New York to Westwood, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Westwood 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 New York to Westwood?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Westwood. 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 New York to Westwood?

The distance between New York and Westwood is approximately 177 miles, or 286 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 24 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 departing from New York to Westwood tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 2:00am 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 New York to Westwood?

There are 23 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to Westwood. 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 Westwood to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Westwood

Westwood, Massachusetts, is a small town about 13 miles outside of Boston. This quaint suburb's high-quality school system and 30-minute commute into Boston make it a popular place for families to live.

Although Westwood maintains a distinct small-town vibe, there are growing shopping opportunities in the University Station area and along High Street. Buckmaster Pond is a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, walking, and in the winter, ice skating. Several working farms in the area welcome visitors to walk around the land, meet barnyard animals, and purchase fresh produce and goods. The historic Bradley Estate in neighboring Canton is also a gorgeous place to explore in the area.

Westwood connects to Boston via the MBTA commuter rail and is located right off I-95. Westwood also has its own Amtrak station, connecting to Amtrak's Northeast Regional line and Acela services.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • 69 S Front St

  • 41 Main St

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • Newark Penn Station

  • 13 Lancaster Ave

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • 825 Depot Ave W

  • Green Mountain Express Bus Terminal

Where is the train station in Westwood?

Main arrival station: 50 University Ave

Westwood has one train station.

All train stations in Westwood:

  • 50 University Ave

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