Manhattan to Boston Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $15
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 18min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 27 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 185 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Bonanza / Peter Pan, Peter Pan / Greyhound, GLI, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, United, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines, Megabus
Bus
$15 · 4h 45min · 28 lb of CO2
Secaucus to Boston
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Train
$37 · 3h 39min · 41 lb of CO2
NYP to BOS
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Flight
$68 · 1h 18min · 697 lb of CO2
LGA to BOS
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Manhattan to Boston Flights

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

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

The cheapest way by air is via jetBlue and flies from Newark Liberty Intl (EWR) to General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS). jetBlue flies from Newark Liberty Intl (EWR) to General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (BOS) and is the quickest flight to get you from Manhattan to Boston.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Boston from Manhattan, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$25 · 3h 25min · 39 lb of CO2
Manhattan to Boston

Drive from Manhattan to Boston

It's 186 miles between Manhattan to Boston. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 25min and 3h 35min from Manhattan to Boston under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 45min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Boston 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 Manhattan to Boston?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Manhattan to Boston. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Secaucus towards Boston, as it is the cheapest to Boston. It's common to find tickets for as low as $15. Megabus operates from Manhattan to Boston, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Manhattan to Boston?

On your trip from Manhattan to Boston, 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.

Is the train or the bus better from Manhattan to Boston MA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Manhattan to Boston. 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 Boston is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Manhattan/Boston buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Manhattan 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 Manhattan NY and Boston 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 Manhattan to Boston? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Boston 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 Boston 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 Manhattan to Boston?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Manhattan to Boston is by bus. The bus costs $15 roughly and will take 5 hours.

How much does Amtrak cost from Manhattan to Boston?

Amtrak costs about $37 between Manhattan and Boston. 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 NYP New York Penn Station, which is 3 miles from Manhattan. Further, once you arrive at BBY Boston Back Bay Station or you will still have 2 miles to Boston.

How long does it take from Manhattan to Boston by car?

The total distance between Manhattan and Boston is 186 miles and will take you about 3 hours 25 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $25.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Manhattan to Boston
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Amtrak Amtrak from Manhattan to Boston
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Bonanza / Peter Pan Bonanza / Peter Pan from Manhattan to Boston
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Peter Pan / Greyhound Peter Pan / Greyhound from Manhattan to Boston
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Information and Customer Care1-800-343-9999
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GLI
Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Manhattan to Boston
Flight
jetBlue jetBlue from Manhattan to Boston
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United United from Manhattan to Boston
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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Virgin America Virgin America from Manhattan to Boston
Bus
Megabus Megabus from Manhattan to Boston
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Customer Service877-462-6342
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