New York City to Boston

Cheapest

Bus

Cheapest $15

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 1h 18min

Most Convenient

Bus

Most Convenient

There are 5 bus companies, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Acela Express, Northeast Regional, 1 ferry company, 5 airlines from New York City to Boston. The cheapest bus costs $15 and is 5h 0min. The cheapest train costs $37 and is 3h 39min. The cheapest ferry costs $165 and is 5h 44min. The cheapest flight costs $68 and is 1h 18min.

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What is the best way to travel from New York City to Boston?

There are 5 ways to travel from New York City to Boston. 4 buses, 2 trains, 1 ferry, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Megabus running from Secaucus to Boston is the cheapest. The flight operated by jetBlue running from EWR to BOS is the fastest. The bus operated by Peter Pan / Greyhound running from New York to Boston is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between New York City and Boston?

There are several bus companies - Peter Pan / Greyhound, Greyhound, Bonanza / Peter Pan, GLI, Megabus - scheduled to run from New York City to Boston. Since there are multiple companies, this should increase your chances of finding a cheaper or discount bus ticket. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from New York City to Boston. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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Bus from New York to Boston from $26 with Peter Pan / Greyhound, Greyhound, Bonanza / Peter Pan

Bus
New York to Boston
$26
4h 45min
  • Peter Pan / Greyhound $26
    Bus 4h 45min
    New York
    4h 45min · Bus
    Boston
  • Greyhound $26
    Bus 5h 4min
    New York
    5h 4min · Bus
    Boston
  • Bonanza / Peter Pan $29
    Bus 5h 0min
    New York
    5h 0min · Bus
    Boston

Train from NYP New York City to BOS Boston from $37 with Amtrak

Train
NYP to BOS
$37
3h 41min
  • Amtrak $37
    Train · 1 stop 3h 39min
    NYP
    3h 39min · Train Acela Express
    BBY
  • Amtrak $37
    Train · 1 stop 3h 41min
    NYP
    3h 41min · Train Northeast Regional
    BOS

Ferry from E 35th Street Ferry Terminal Manhattan to Oak Bluffs Marthas Vineyard from $165 with SeaStreak

Ferry
E 35th Street Ferry Terminal to Oak Bluffs
$165
5h 44min
E 35th Street Ferry Terminal
5h 44min · Ferry
Oak Bluffs

Flight from LGA New York to BOS Boston from $226 with United, jetBlue, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines

Flight
LGA to BOS
$226
7h 46min
  • United flight to BOS
    United
    From $226
  • jetBlue flight to BOS
    jetBlue
    From $284
  • Virgin America flight to BOS
    Virgin America
    From $601
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BOS
    Alaska Airlines
    From $1,823

Bus from New York to Chelsea from $26 with GLI

Bus
New York to Chelsea
$26
6h 0min
New York
6h 0min · Bus
Chelsea

Flight from EWR Newark to BOS Boston from $68 with jetBlue, United, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines

Flight
EWR to BOS
$68
1h 18min
  • jetBlue flight to BOS
    jetBlue
    From $68
  • United flight to BOS
    United
    From $110
  • Virgin America flight to BOS
    Virgin America
    From $577
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BOS
    Alaska Airlines
    From $673

Bus from New York to Everett from $28 with GLI

Bus
New York to Everett
$28
5h 49min
New York
5h 49min · Bus
Everett
Train
NWK to BOS
$39
3h 50min
  • Amtrak $39
    Train · 1 stop 3h 49min
    NWK
    3h 49min · Train Acela Express
    BBY
  • Amtrak $39
    Train · 1 stop 3h 50min
    NWK
    3h 50min · Train Acela Express
    BOS
Flight
TEB to BOS
$239
5h 9min
TEB
5h 9min · Flight
BOS
Bus
Secaucus to Boston
$15
5h 0min
Secaucus
5h 0min · Bus
Boston
Flight
JFK to BOS
$71
1h 26min
  • jetBlue flight to BOS
    jetBlue
    From $71
  • Virgin America flight to BOS
    Virgin America
    From $586
  • Alaska Airlines flight to BOS
    Alaska Airlines
    From $680
Drive
New York City to Boston
$20
4h 44min
New York City
4h 44min · Drive
Boston