View a map with driving directions using your preferred map provider: Google Maps, Bing Maps, or MapQuest. For a quick answer, you can use DistanceCalc.com to get the distance from Boston to New York.
The total driving distance from Boston, MA to New York, NY is 215 miles or 346 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Boston, Massachusetts. It ends in New York, New York.
If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Boston, MA to New York, NY so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.
You can also calculate the cost of driving from Boston, MA to New York, NY based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.
If you're meeting a friend, you might be interested in finding the city that is halfway between Boston, MA and New York, NY.
Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Boston, MA to New York, NY.
Heavy traffic is unavoidable when driving from Boston to New York during peak hours. Whether you take I-84, I-90 or I-95, between the hours of 6-8 am and 4-8 pm expect heavy traffic in Boston and New York City and on the highways particularly when passing through major cities in Connecticut. Traffic on Sundays is usually lighter in the morning until early afternoon.
If you find yourself stuck in heavy traffic, here are 5 tips to keep you alert and well:
1. Put on your favorite music.
2. Listen to educational/motivational CDs.
3. Unplug and stay connected with your inner self.
4. Listen to your favorite podcast/audio book.
5. Learn a language.
Or take the bus or train from Boston to New York. Northeast Regional train and Acela Express operated by Amtrak are the best options. The Acela Express takes about 3 ½ hours and Northeast Regional about 5 hours. Acela Express is slightly more expensive than Northeast Regional.
Travelmath helps you find driving distances based on actual directions for your road trip. You can get the distance between cities, airports, states, countries, or zip codes to figure out the best route to travel to your destination. Combine this information with the fuel cost tool to find out how much it will cost you to drive the distance, or compare the results to the straight line distance to determine whether it's better to drive or fly. You can print out pages with a travel map.