Travel from New York City to Boston

Bus
$15
4h 45min
27 lb of CO2
$
Train
$37
3h 39min
41 lb of CO2
Flight
$68
1h 18min
697 lb of CO2

New York City to Boston Flights

There are 4 airports — LGA, EWR, TEB, JFK — that make sense to fly out of from New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City to Boston.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Boston from New York City, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$26
3h 29min
40 lb of CO2

Drive from New York City to Boston

It's 190 miles between New York City to Boston. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 29min and 3h 40min from New York City to Boston 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 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 New York City to Boston?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City to Boston?

On your trip from New York City 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.

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

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from New York City 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 New York City/Boston buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City to Boston?

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

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

Amtrak costs about $37 between New York City 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 New York City. 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 New York City to Boston by car?

The total distance between New York City and Boston 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.

New York City 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 190 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Bonanza / Peter Pan, Peter Pan / Greyhound, GLI, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, United, Virgin America, Multiple Airlines, Megabus

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from New York City to Boston
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from New York City to Boston
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Bonanza / Peter Pan from New York City to Boston
Bonanza / Peter Pan
Bus company
21 routes
Peter Pan / Greyhound from New York City to Boston
Peter Pan / Greyhound
Bus company
46 routes
GLI
Bus company
19 routes
Alaska Airlines from New York City to Boston
Alaska Airlines
Airline
848 routes
jetBlue from New York City to Boston
jetBlue
Airline
440 routes
United from New York City to Boston
United
Airline
2002 routes
Virgin America from New York City to Boston
Virgin America
Airline
73 routes
Megabus from New York City to Boston
Megabus
Bus company
54 routes