Travel from Boston to New York City

Bus
$10
3h 10min
18 lb of CO2
$
Train
$37
3h 39min
41 lb of CO2
Flight
$186
1h 16min
337 lb of CO2

Boston to New York City Flights

There are 1 airports — BOS — that make sense to fly out of from Boston and 4 airports — LGA, EWR, TEB, JFK — to access New York City. The best deals are usually found by flying out of BOS.

United, jetBlue, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Boston to New York City.

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS) to La Guardia (LGA). jetBlue flies from General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS) to La Guardia (LGA) and is the quickest flight to get you from Boston to New York City.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to New York City from Boston, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$26
3h 29min
40 lb of CO2

Drive from Boston to New York City

It's 190 miles between Boston to New York City. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 29min and 3h 40min from Boston to New York City under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 50min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to New York City by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $25.

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

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Boston to New York City. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Boston towards Secaucus, as it is the cheapest to New York City. It's common to find tickets for as low as $10. Megabus operates from Boston to New York City, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Boston to New York City?

On your trip from Boston to New York City, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Boston to New York City NY - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Boston to New York City. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to New York City is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Boston/New York City buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Boston is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Boston MA and New York City during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Boston to New York City? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of New York City traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to New York City is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Boston to New York City?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Boston to New York City is by bus. The bus costs $10 roughly and will take 4 hours 50 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Boston to New York City?

Amtrak costs about $37 between Boston and New York City. In total, the train will take roughly 3 hours 41 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at BBY Boston Back Bay Station, which is 2 miles from Boston. Further, once you arrive at NYP New York Penn Station or you will still have 3 miles to New York City.

How long does it take from Boston to New York City by car?

The total distance between Boston and New York City is 190 miles and will take you about 3 hours 29 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $26.

Boston to New York City Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $10
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 16min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 18 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 190 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, United, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines, BoltBus, Go Buses, Megabus, CoachRun

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Boston to New York City
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Boston to New York City
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Peter Pan
Bus company
1 routes
Alaska Airlines from Boston to New York City
Alaska Airlines
Airline
848 routes
jetBlue from Boston to New York City
jetBlue
Airline
440 routes
United from Boston to New York City
United
Airline
2002 routes
Virgin America from Boston to New York City
Virgin America
Airline
73 routes
BoltBus
Bus company
32 routes
Go Buses
Bus company
7 routes
Megabus from Boston to New York City
Megabus
Bus company
54 routes
CoachRun
Bus company
1 routes