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What is best way to get to Boston from New York?

May 2nd, 2007, 01:30 PM
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What is best way to get to Boston from New York?

We have a weekend coming up with a wedding in Boston on Saturday and Chicago on Sunday, and are planning to attend both. My husband and I just have to fly to Boston and back to Chicago, but my daughter will be coming from Brooklyn Friday afternoon to Boston. Is there a recommended way that would be fast? She only knows the Chinatown bus. Thanks for help and suggestions!
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May 2nd, 2007, 01:51 PM
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Flying is definitely the way. Naturally, it's more expensive than a Chinatown bus, but you there a helluva lot faster!
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May 2nd, 2007, 02:04 PM
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There's an Amtrak from Penn Station that's pretty convenient.

Avoid the Fung Wah bus. Yes, it's cheap, but the safety record is a little scary.
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May 2nd, 2007, 02:40 PM
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Flying and train are often the same amount of time when you consider transport to/from airport and added time need for security. Either work fine. The Acela train might be fastest but will def. be priciest.
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May 2nd, 2007, 02:43 PM
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Forgot to mention there's a fancy bus from NY Hilton to Backbay Hilton.
http://limoliner.com/features/schedule.html
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May 2nd, 2007, 02:49 PM
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Oooh...forgot about the limoliner. I've taken it and it's really nice. That would be my first choice over the train.
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May 2nd, 2007, 02:55 PM
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on a fri pm i would say train. flying in the summer on a friay from lga is a pain and there will be summer shore traffic if you drive (bus)
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May 2nd, 2007, 03:00 PM
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Thanks, this is just the type of information/opinions I was hoping for! I don't think flying would be better, as she will have to fly with us from Boston to Chicago early AM Sunday, then BACK to EWR (they had the latest departing flight I could find) Sunday evening. Need I say that these are two REALLY CLOSE friends?
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May 2nd, 2007, 03:02 PM
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marilynl, check out a company called Bonaza Bus or Peter Pan bus. I think the website is www.peterpanbus.com. This company has service from South Station in Boston to the Port Autority in NYC. Hope this helps.
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May 2nd, 2007, 04:52 PM
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All methods from NYC to Boston take the same amount of time - air, train, bus or driving - four hours. (Actual air time is about 35 minutes, but getting to/fro airports and dealing with security lines make it take essentially the same.)

We aslways drive - since we have a car and live on the upper west side - so close to city exit.

For her I would suggest Amtrak - a lot more comfy then flying - and less susceptible to weather delays.
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May 2nd, 2007, 04:59 PM
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I commute through South Station in Boston where the train from NY arrives. Just leave a extra time since the train is often late.
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May 2nd, 2007, 05:40 PM
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Thank you all, I think we'll go with the train.
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