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Boston, MA to New York, NY by train

The journey from Boston, MA to New York, NY by train is 190.25 mi and takes 4 hr 26 min. There are 46 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:05 AM and the last at 8:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Boston, MA to New York, NY by train for as little as $26.96 or as much as $329.46. The best price for this journey is $26.96.

Lowest Price$26.96
Journey Duration4 hr 26 min
Connection per Day46
Lowest Price$26.96
Highest Price$329.46
First Departure5:05 AM
Last Departure8:00 PM
Distance190.25 mi
DepartureBoston, MA
ArrivalNew York, NY
CarriersAmtrak

Boston, MA to New York, NY Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024

Traveling from Boston, MA, to New York, NY, by train

The average train journey duration from Boston to New York is 4 hr 26 min. The distance between the two main stations is 190.25 mi. There are approximately 46 trains connecting Boston and New York per day. The cheapest train ticket for this route costs around $26.96. If you're traveling from Boston to New York by train, you'll depart from Boston, South Station,Newton, Riverside Station,Boston MA - Back Bay Station (BBY),Boston MA - North Station (BON) stations. These stations are connected to New York Port Authority,New York Penn Station,Newark Liberty Airport Station,LaGuardia Airport (LGA),John F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK stations. 

Trains generally depart from Boston's South Station or Back Bay Station, arriving in the heart of New York City at Penn Station. While many services run directly between the two cities, Virail provides comprehensive information on all available routes, including those requiring transfers, to ensure travelers can choose the best option. To guarantee a smooth trip, it's recommended that passengers arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before their scheduled departure.

The Acela Express and Northeast Regional, both operated by Amtrak, cater to different travel needs along the Northeast Corridor. The Acela, hitting speeds of 150 mph, offers a faster but pricier journey with luxurious amenities like plush seating and gourmet dining, ideal for business travelers or those seeking comfort. The Northeast Regional, slower at 125 mph, is more budget-friendly and serves a wider range of destinations, including smaller towns. While the Acela focuses on major cities like Boston, New York, and Washington D.C., the Northeast Regional provides greater route flexibility. Both trains are eco-friendlier options, with the Acela being more energy-efficient.

Arriving at Moynihan Train Hall, travelers enter a modern, $1.6 billion facility, a reimagined James A. Farley Post Office Building. This architectural marvel, a vision of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, expands the Penn Station complex with a 255,000-square-foot concourse. Serving Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road, it offers state-of-the-art amenities, including digital displays and security systems. Conveniently located across Penn Station on 8th Avenue, it connects seamlessly to the A, C, E, and 1, 2, and 3 subway lines, buses, CitiBike, taxis, and rideshares. Open daily from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM, it features shopping, dining, and striking artworks, enhancing the travel experience.

Things to Do in New York City:

  1. Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for a dose of history and incredible city views.
  2. Explore the vast collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
  3. Stroll in Central Park, an urban oasis in the middle of Manhattan.
  4. Experience the hustle and bustle of Times Square, especially at night.
  5. See a Broadway show in the world-famous theater district.
  6. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for stunning skyline views.
  7. Discover the diverse neighborhoods, from the trendy streets of SoHo to the charming alleys of Greenwich Village.
  8. Pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
  9. Shop along Fifth Avenue, home to high-end boutiques and flagship stores.
  10. Enjoy the panoramic views from the Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building.

Foods to Try in New York City:

  1. New York-Style Pizza: Thin-crust pizza, sold by the slice or as a whole pie.
  2. Bagels: Freshly baked and often enjoyed with cream cheese and lox.
  3. Cheesecake: Rich, creamy, and famous throughout the city.
  4. Hot Dogs: Iconic street food, best enjoyed at a stand or in Central Park.
  5. Pastrami on Rye: A classic deli sandwich piled high with seasoned meat.
  6. Dim Sum: Explore the variety of small dishes in Chinatown.
  7. Cronut: A croissant-doughnut pastry, a unique and trendy New York creation.
  8. Street Food: From halal carts to taco stands, the city's street food scene is diverse and delicious.
  9. Black and White Cookie: A soft, cake-like cookie with vanilla and chocolate icing.
  10. Manhattan Clam Chowder: A tomato-based clam chowder distinct from its New England counterpart.

Travel Tips for New York City:

Avoid renting a car due to heavy traffic and high parking costs; instead, use the subway with the OMNY contactless fare payment system for efficient travel. Choose comfortable shoes for exploring, as you'll likely walk a lot. Familiarize yourself with the grid system for easy navigation, and learn the local sidewalk etiquette to blend in with fast-paced New Yorkers. Plan some downtime in your itinerary to relax and absorb the city's vibrant atmosphere. Book accommodations well in advance, and consider staying outside of Manhattan for more affordable options. While Times Square is a must-see, don't linger too long in the tourist-heavy area. Take advantage of free walking tours to explore different neighborhoods and don't miss the city's world-class museums. For a unique view of the skyline, visit Top of the Rock instead of the Empire State Building. 

Day Trips from New York City:

 The charming towns and scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley are perfect for a day of exploration. For beach lovers, the Hamptons and Long Island offer sandy shores and ocean breezes. The historic West Point Military Academy provides a fascinating look at military history and architecture. For a taste of country life, the Catskills offer hiking, skiing, and quaint small towns. For art enthusiasts, the Storm King Art Center in Upstate New York presents large-scale sculptures in a stunning outdoor setting.

Ready to plan your train journey from Boston to New York? Virail is here to help. Our platform compares thousands of routes and transportation modes, ensuring you find the best prices and options for your travel needs. Start your adventure in the vibrant and diverse city of New York with Virail — book your trip today!

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Boston, MA to New York, NY CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
21.43kg
Bus
22.96kg
Flight
61.24kg
Car
48.99kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Boston, MA to New York, NY by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Boston, MA and New York, NY are 21.43kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Boston, MA and New York, NY? By taking the train between Boston, MA and New York, NY you will save 39.81kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.53kg compared to a bus and 27.56kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Boston, MA to New York, NY?
A train ticket from Boston, MA to New York, NY is $130.46. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $26.96.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Boston, MA to New York, NY?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Boston, MA to New York, NY is $26.96. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Boston, MA and New York, NY by train?
Boston, MA to New York, NY is 190.25 mi.
How long does the train between Boston, MA and New York, NY take?
Boston, MA to New York, NY is on average 4 hr 26 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 31 min.
How many train connections per day go from Boston, MA to New York, NY?
Boston, MA to New York, NY has 46 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Boston, MA to New York, NY leave?
The earliest train from Boston, MA to New York, NY departs at 5:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Boston, MA to New York, NY depart?
The latest train from Boston, MA to New York, NY departs at 8:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Boston, MA to New York, NY in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $26.96 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Boston, MA to New York, NY?
There are on average 36 direct connection(s) from Boston, MA to go to New York, NY.
What's the fastest journey time between Boston, MA to New York, NY by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Boston, MA and New York, NY is 3 hr 31 min.
Is there a direct train from Boston, MA to New York, NY?
Yes, there is a direct train between Boston, MA and New York, NY.
What are the CO2 emissions for Boston, MA to New York, NY by train?
The train journey from Boston, MA to New York, NY creates 21.43kg of CO2 emissions.

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