Cheap train tickets from New York City to Boston

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Cheapest

£35

Average

£148

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from New York City to Boston will cost around £ 148 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 35.

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17:07Penn Station4h22 21:29Back Bay Station, MA
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£351One-way
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15:30Penn Station4h24 19:54Back Bay Station, MA
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£351One-way
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17:38Penn Station4h24 22:02South Station
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£351One-way
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19:50Penn Station4h25 00:15South Station
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£721One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:30Penn Station4h08 16:38South Station
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£721One-way

Train schedule New York City to Boston

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06:15Penn Station3h48 10:03South Station
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06:15Penn Station3h43 09:58Back Bay Station, MA
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06:50Penn Station4h20 11:10South Station
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06:50Penn Station4h15 11:05Back Bay Station, MA
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09:00Penn Station3h39 12:39Back Bay Station, MA
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09:00Penn Station3h45 12:45South Station
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10:03Penn Station3h42 13:45South Station
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10:03Penn Station3h36 13:39Back Bay Station, MA
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11:00Penn Station4h13 15:13Back Bay Station, MA
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11:00Penn Station4h18 15:18South Station
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12:03Penn Station3h47 15:50South Station
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12:03Penn Station3h42 15:45Back Bay Station, MA
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12:30Penn Station3h58 16:28Back Bay Station, MA
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12:30Penn Station4h08 16:38South Station
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14:00Penn Station4h30 18:30South Station
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14:00Penn Station4h23 18:23Back Bay Station, MA
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15:00Penn Station3h43 18:43South Station
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15:00Penn Station3h36 18:36Back Bay Station, MA
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15:30Penn Station4h32 20:02South Station
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15:30Penn Station4h24 19:54Back Bay Station, MA
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17:00Penn Station3h44 20:44Back Bay Station, MA
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17:00Penn Station3h49 20:49South Station
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17:07Penn Station4h22 21:29Back Bay Station, MA
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17:07Penn Station4h29 21:36South Station
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17:38Penn Station4h16 21:54Back Bay Station, MA
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17:38Penn Station4h24 22:02South Station
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19:00Penn Station3h42 22:42Back Bay Station, MA
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19:00Penn Station3h47 22:47South Station
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19:50Penn Station4h20 00:10Back Bay Station, MA
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19:50Penn Station4h25 00:15South Station
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Wed
18 May
£33Amtrak
£16Flixbus
£101JetBlue Airways
Thu
19 May
£33Amtrak
£16Flixbus
£116Spirit Airlines
Fri
20 May
£50Amtrak
£16Flixbus
£72JetBlue Airways
Sat
21 May
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£14Flixbus
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Sun
22 May
£33Amtrak
£14Flixbus
£101JetBlue Airways
Mon
23 May
£33Amtrak
£14Flixbus
£68JetBlue Airways
Tue
24 May
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Wed
25 May
£44Amtrak
£14Flixbus
£92JetBlue Airways
Thu
26 May
£67Amtrak
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Fri
27 May
£33Amtrak
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Sat
28 May
£33Amtrak
£18Flixbus
£97JetBlue Airways
Sun
29 May
£33Amtrak
£20Flixbus
£80American Airlines
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30 May
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31 May
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1 Jun
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2 Jun
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Fri
3 Jun
£33Amtrak
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£68Spirit Airlines
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4 Jun
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Sun
5 Jun
£25Amtrak
£14Flixbus
£75JetBlue Airways
Mon
6 Jun
£25Amtrak
£14Flixbus
£68Spirit Airlines

Fastest train times from New York City to Boston

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 36 m

Average

4 h 2 m

Trains per day

30

Distance

306 km

Of the 30 trains that leave New York City for Boston every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 306 km distance in an average of 4 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 36 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:03Penn Station3h36 13:39Back Bay Station, MA
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£1981One-way
Fastest
15:00Penn Station3h36 18:36Back Bay Station, MA
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£2421One-way
2nd Fastest
09:00Penn Station3h39 12:39Back Bay Station, MA
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£2421One-way
10:03Penn Station3h42 13:45South Station
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£1741One-way
12:03Penn Station3h42 15:45Back Bay Station, MA
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£2221One-way

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Overview: Train from New York City to Boston

distanceDistance189 miles (305 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price£35 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from New York City to Boston cover the 189 miles (305 km) long route taking on average 4 h 11 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £35, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £33.

Train providers: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela trains New York City to Boston

Buy your official Amtrak and Amtrak Acela train tickets between New York City and Boston from £33 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

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Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from New York City to Boston.

  • Average Price: £33

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets from New York City to Boston due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Travel Tips: Trains from New York City to Boston

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FAQs

How much do cheap trains between New York City and Boston cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between New York City and Boston for the next 7 days starting from £33  one way.

How much does the train from New York City to Boston cost on average?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the New York City to Boston train to cost on average £35  one way.

How far is it from New York City to Boston by train?

The train distance from New York City to Boston is around 189 miles (305 km).

What is the average New York City to Boston train duration?

On average the train from New York City to Boston duration is 4 h 11 min  for the 189 miles (305 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Which train companies can get me from New York City to Boston?

For the best New York City to Boston train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak or Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between New York City and Boston to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct trains from New York City to Boston?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from New York City to Boston, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many train services are there from New York City to Boston a day?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from New York City to Boston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from New York City to Boston?

The earliest train departing from New York City to Boston leaves at 10: 50. The last train departing from New York City to Boston leaves at 23: 30. You can find the latest New York City to Boston train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from New York City to Boston to get the best deals?

If you book a train ticket between New York City and Boston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £35 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Boston from New York City are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.