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How to go from New York to Boston (and vice versa)

When we plan to take a trip of several hours by plane, we must always try to make the most of our days at the destination. Going from New York to Boston or vice versa is not very complicated and it is a fantastic opportunity to get to know two impressive cities on the East Coast of the United States. In addition, it is one of the most common excursions.

There are 350 kilometers between the two cities and in this post I will tell you 5 options on how to go from New York to Boston (and vice versa) so you can plan your trip.


1. Renting a car, a comfortable option to go from New York to Boston

The easiest and fastest option is to rent a car. Having your own transport allows you to mark the times, the stops and have the ease of going on your own. However, if your intention is only to make the journey from New York to Boston (or vice versa), you will not make any stops and when you arrive in the next city, you will park the car again, it does not make much sense. If you only need it for this journey, it is preferable to go by public transport (now I will tell you more).

You must bear in mind that there are only approx 350km, with a couple of stops it will take a maximum of 5 hours.

However, if your intention is to make a few stops between cities, renting a car is a good option to afford and visit the cities of Provicence and New Bedford. They are two very charming places that are worth visiting. And if you have all day, you can leave early and make these two stops and you will arrive at the next city at nightfall.

2. Excursion to Boston from New York, the most comfortable option for a day

If you don't have much time or you don't want to complicate your life too much, there is a 1-day excursion from New York to Boston (they are about 14 or 15 hours of excursion).

This excursion not only includes transportation, but also the guide. And you will have the security of visiting all the places of interest in Boston, without worrying about transportation or transfers.

The guide speaks in Spanish, so you can also learn all the details of the history of Boston and its most emblematic places, without missing a thing.

Before there was an excursion from Boston to New York that is currently unavailable. You can find out about new dates here.

3. How to go from New York to Boston (and vice versa) by bus, the cheapest option

The cheapest way to get from New York to Boston is by bus. There are many companies that connect the two cities from $10 per person per trip, reserving tickets online. The three best known are Megabus, Greyhound and Boltbus.