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Both the Amtrak Acela and the Amtrak Northeast Regional operate trains to New York City from Boston and make multiple stops along the way. The Acela route is faster and more direct; however, it stops in a few interesting cities. For instance, one of these stops is in New Haven, CT. This city has connecting trains with the Amtrak’s Northeast Regional line as well as the Vermonter, the Valley Flyer and the Hartford Line heading north. The city of New Haven is known for being the home of Yale University. You’ll find plenty of events and festivals happening throughout the year, as well as top restaurants and museums. Apart from New Haven, both of the train lines going to New York City stop at the Providence train station. Providence is an interesting stop as it is the capital of Rhode Island and it played an important role in American history during the American Revolution.
Amtrak has two train lines operating the routes from Boston to New York City. These routes are via the Amtrak Acela high-speed train and the Amtrak Northeast Regional train. If you ride on either of these trains, passengers benefit from free Wi-Fi onboard, which is available for the entire journey. This is a basic service that allows travelers to stay connected during their trip, with the ability to check their messages and emails and browse online. Apart from complimentary Wi-Fi access, both Amtrak trains from Boston to New York City offer service from a café where you can purchase snacks or a meal, and both hot and cold beverages on board, as well as quiet car options for those who wish to work or sleep in silence.
Yes, there are overnight trains with sleeper cars on the Northeast Regional trains from Boston to New York City. The overnight route is offered once a day, typically departing out of Boston at around 9:30 p.m. This option takes a bit longer than the other Northeast Regional trains throughout the day, and tends to arrive in New York City at around 2:30 a.m. Nonetheless, the trip is direct, not requiring any train connections or changes along the way. Travelling in one of the train cars with rooms is normally more expensive than travelling overnight in a standard seat in either Coach or Business Class. The Northeast Regional trains have roomette options as well as bedrooms. The bedrooms are double the size of the roomettes. At this time, there aren’t any overnight routes or sleeper trains via the Amtrak Acela Boston to New York City route.
The trains to New York City from Boston depart out of two stations in Boston. The first stop for both the Amtrak Northeast Regional and the Acela high-speed train is Boston South Station (BOS). This is the station closest to downtown Boston. However, both routes stop at another station in Boston before continuing on to New York City. Therefore, it’s also possible to purchase your train tickets departing from Boston Back Bay Station (BBY) if it’s in a more convenient location. As for the arrival station, both Boston to New York City trains arrive at the Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station (NYP), located in the heart of Manhattan. This train station has convenient access to multiple subway lines and other forms of public transportation to get around the city.
3h 59m is the fastest available option to arrive in New York from Boston Logan Intl by train. For this route, you may experience slight differences in travel time depending on the train you book. Look for direct options when searching if possible. Amtrak has the quickest available train to your destination.
The trains offering service from Boston Logan Intl to New York Amtrak and Acela. Amtrak has been found as the cheapest option available at £38 return.
The straight-line distance from Boston Logan Intl to New York is 187.5 mi, but the actual distance you’ll travel by train depends on the route taken. The train journey is around 3h 59m long.
At 1h 13m, choosing to opt for a flight from Boston to New York for this trip as opposed to a train from Boston to New York or a bus from Boston to New York can save you time on travel.
Expect a bus to be one of the cheapest options available to you for travel. Currently, a bus has deals available from £29. While they may not be the most cost-effective options currently available a flight from Boston to New York or a train from Boston to New York can also be options worth looking into if other factors outside of cost are a higher priority.