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Travel guide Boston–New York


Traveling from Boston to New York is possible by train, with the journey taking around 4 hours on average. Train company Amtrak operates a daily service to New York with multiple services a day connecting the two cities. Prices start from just $49 and travelers can save up to 25% on regular fares with an Amtrak Saver Fare for travel booked over 14 days in advance.

What train companies operate the route from Boston to New York?

Rail company Amtrak operates the daily train service from Boston to New York.

What is the timetable for trains from Boston to New York?

Trains departing from Boston Back Bay to New York Penn Station leave as early as 5.10 am, operating throughout the day until around 9.30 pm.

What are the departure and arrival stations for the route from Boston to New York?

Trains depart from Boston Back Bay Station and arrive at New York Penn Station.

How long is the route by train from Boston to New York?

From Boston to New York, it is 216 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Boston to New York by train?

Traveling to New York from Boston by train takes around 3.5 hours with the high speed Acela service, or around 4.5 hours with the Northeast Regional service. For this reason, it is a popular choice for those looking for a quick, efficient and convenient way to travel from city to city. Driving from Boston to New York can take around 4 hours depending on traffic, whilst flight times are at 1.2 hours long plus time spent at the airport.

Which train stations does the service stop at?

Passengers can choose from either the faster, more expensive Acela express service, or a slower and cheaper Northeast Regional service when traveling from Boston to New York. The Acela express services stops at just a few stations including Providence, New London and New Haven. The Northeast Regional service stops at more stations, including Kingston, Westerly and Old Saybrook.

Why should you travel by train from Boston to New York?

Traveling by train from Boston to New York is incredibly convenient as the train stations in both cities are centrally located meaning it's easy to explore once you've reached your destination. Furthermore, the train route through New England offers scenic views of the countryside from your train window. First and business class are available with power sockets at each seat and free wi-fi.

What is there to see and do in New York?

New York City is the city that never sleeps: there's tons to see and do! Popular sights include the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Empire State Building. Take a picnic to Central Park, check out museums such as the Guggenheim and get lost in New York's diverse boroughs including Manhattan and Brooklyn.