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How much are train tickets from Columbus to Boston?

Lowest Price$93.00
Fastest Train20h 35m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines1
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Columbus-Boston Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from Columbus to Boston

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$135$90$45AugAug

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Columbus to Boston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Columbus to Boston, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $114.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Columbus, OH to Boston, MA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Columbus to Boston?

The distance between Columbus and Boston is approximately 642 miles, or 1034 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 35 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 Columbus to Boston are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday 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 Columbus at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Columbus to Boston?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Columbus. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Columbus to Boston for $98.00.

Which train should you take from Columbus to Boston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Columbus, Ohio to Boston, Massachusetts. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak61d 2h 16m$122.43

Where is the train station in Columbus?

There is one train station in Columbus:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Columbus at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

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