Boston has regional and long-distance Amtrak routes that travel as far north as Maine, south to Virginia and all the way to Chicago. If you are a planning a trip to the city, travel is easiest from cities on the East Coast or from stations on the Lake Shore Limited route. You can view all your options by starting the ticket booking process on or by using Google Maps directions.

Boston Amtrak Routes

The following Amtrak routes have trains that stop in Boston (click the link to get route information and list of stations):

Things to Know

  • Boston has three Amtrak stations: North Station (used by the Downeaster), South Station (in downtown Boston) and Back Bay (next to Copley Place).
  • It’s easy to connect to local transit (MBTA) once in Boston. The orange subway line stops at North Station and Back Bay, and red line trains stop at South Station.
  • Trip time between Boston and New York City is just under four hours on the Acela Express, and about one hour longer via the Northeast Regional train.

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