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Houston-Boston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Houston to Boston?

Lowest Price$188.00
Fastest Train54h 58m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Houston 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 Houston to Boston?

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

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

In the last month, $208.60 was the average price of a train ticket from Houston, TX to Boston, MA. Given how far apart Houston and Boston are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $82.26 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Houston to Boston?

The distance between Houston and Boston is approximately 1604 miles, or 2581 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 57 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 54 hours and 58 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 Houston to Boston are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday 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 Houston at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Houston to Boston?

There are 11 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 Houston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Houston to Boston for $161.00.

Which train should you take from Houston to Boston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Houston, Texas to Boston, Massachusetts. However, there are 11 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak112d 9h 28m$223.07

Where is the train station in Houston?

There is one train station in Houston:

  • 902 Washington Ave

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Price trends for trains from Houston to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$240$160$80SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$325$260$195$130$653020100

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