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New York, NY to Boston, MA by train

The journey from New York, NY to Boston, MA by train is 190.25 mi and takes 4 hr 37 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:01 AM and the last at 11:40 PM. It is possible to travel from New York, NY to Boston, MA by train for as little as $23.02 or as much as $288.08. The best price for this journey is $23.02.

Lowest Price$23.02
Journey Duration4 hr 37 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$23.02
Highest Price$288.08
First Departure12:01 AM
Last Departure11:40 PM
Distance190.25 mi
DepartureNew York, NY
ArrivalBoston, MA
CarriersAmtrak

New York, NY to Boston, MA Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

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

Amtrak´s Acela Express and the Northeast Regional serve the route from New York to Boston. The Acela, reaching speeds up to 150 mph, is faster than the Northeast Regional, and better for time-efficient travel. It has  spacious seating with ample legroom and amenities like electrical outlets and tray tables in each seat. First Class on Acela includes priority boarding, complimentary meals, and access to station lounges

The Northeast Regional serves a broader range of destinations, stopping in various cities across multiple states. It operates numerous times daily, offering greater flexibility for for planning your journey. The Northeast Regional provides amenities such as complimentary WiFi, a quiet car, and a café car. Business class on this train offers extra legroom, complimentary beverages, assigned seating, and conference tables. Each service caters to different needs: Acela for speed and luxury and Northeast Regional for accessibility and frequency.

Train Stations in New York and Boston

In New York you will start from the recently inaugurated Moynihan Train Hall, adjacent to Penn Station. 

Black Bay Station is located more centrally and is connected to the Orange Line of the MBTA subway system, and is served by several MBTA Commuter Rail lines, including the Framingham/Worcester, Needham, Franklin, and Providence/Stoughton lines.

South Station is on the Red Line of the MBTA subway system, is also a stop for the MBTA Silver Line, a bus rapid transit system that connects to Logan International Airport.

Must-visit Spots in Boston

  1. Discover the historic Freedom Trail, spanning 2.5 miles and 16 historically significant sites.
  2. Visit the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and dive deep into a defining moment in U.S. history.
  3. Stroll in the Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S.
  4. Explore the rich marine life at the New England Aquarium.
  5. Dive into art at the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses over 450,000 works of art.
  6. Step back at the Paul Revere House, the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston.
  7. Enjoy panoramic city views from the Skywalk Observatory located in the Prudential Center.
  8. Experience Italian culture, dining, and architecture in the vibrant North End neighborhood.
  9. Catch a game or tour the iconic Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox home.
  10. Visit the USS Constitution Museum and learn about the oldest commissioned warship afloat.

What to eat in Boston

  1. Clam Chowder: A creamy soup loaded with clams, potatoes, and onions.
  2. Boston Cream Pie: A delicious dessert, not really a pie, but a cake filled with cream and topped with chocolate.
  3. Lobster Roll: Fresh lobster meat in a buttery roll, a New England classic.
  4. Baked Beans: Boston's traditional Saturday night supper.
  5. Sam Adams Beer: Taste the flavors of one of Boston's most renowned breweries.
  6. Boston Brown Bread: A sweet, moist bread traditionally steamed in a coffee can.
  7. Fried Clams: Lightly battered and perfectly fried, often served with tartar sauce.
  8. Indian Pudding: A traditional New England dessert made from cornmeal, milk, and molasses.
  9. Moxie: A distinctively flavored soft drink that originated in New England.
  10. Shepard's Pie: A comforting dish made of minced meat and veggies topped with mashed potatoes.

Travel Tips for Your New York to Boston Journey

Areas like Back Bay or the financial district are best for easy access to attractions and public transportation. Due to heavy traffic and limited parking, the MBTA, Boston's public transit system, is a good idea. Key attractions include walking the Freedom Trail, visiting historical sites like the USS Constitution, and exploring Harvard University. The North End offers excellent Italian cuisine for dining, and Quincy Market is a popular spot for various food options. Boston is walkable, making exploring areas like Boston Common and the Public Gardens easy. For a unique experience, consider a day trip to Salem or a Boston Harbor cruise. 

We're here to assist if you're planning your journey from New York to Boston by train. We scrutinize thousands of routes across trains, buses, and flights, ensuring you receive optimal travel solutions. Examine our user-friendly price calendar below, where you can compare costs for all transportation means between New York and Boston. Choose the best fit, and embark on a memorable journey. 

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Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.03 to $162.19 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 99% on your trip!

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The cheapest New York, NY - Boston, MA train tickets can be found for as low as $40.28 if you’re lucky, or $78.44 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $109.07.

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When travelling to Boston, MA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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New York, NY to Boston, MA 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 New York, NY to Boston, MA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between New York, NY and Boston, MA are 21.43kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between New York, NY and Boston, MA? By taking the train between New York, NY and Boston, MA 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 New York, NY to Boston, MA?
A train ticket from New York, NY to Boston, MA is $114.63. 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 $23.02.
What's the cheapest train ticket from New York, NY to Boston, MA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from New York, NY to Boston, MA is $23.02. 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 New York, NY and Boston, MA by train?
New York, NY to Boston, MA is 190.25 mi.
How long does the train between New York, NY and Boston, MA take?
New York, NY to Boston, MA is on average 4 hr 37 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 36 min.
How many train connections per day go from New York, NY to Boston, MA?
New York, NY to Boston, MA has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from New York, NY to Boston, MA leave?
The earliest train from New York, NY to Boston, MA departs at 12:01 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 New York, NY to Boston, MA depart?
The latest train from New York, NY to Boston, MA departs at 11:40 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 New York, NY to Boston, MA 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 $23.02 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 New York, NY to Boston, MA?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from New York, NY to go to Boston, MA.
What's the fastest journey time between New York, NY to Boston, MA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between New York, NY and Boston, MA is 3 hr 36 min.
Is there a direct train from New York, NY to Boston, MA?
Yes, there is a direct train between New York, NY and Boston, MA.
What are the CO2 emissions for New York, NY to Boston, MA by train?
The train journey from New York, NY to Boston, MA creates 21.43kg of CO2 emissions.

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