Distance from Boston (US) to New York (US)

Name Boston New York
Country United States United States
Country ISO codes US / USA US / USA
Continent North America North America
Continent code NA NA
DD coordinates 42.358431 / -71.059773 40.714353 / -74.005973
Time zone America/New_York America/New_York
Airports 2 3
Straight distance from Boston to New York is 306 kilometers (190 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Boston from New York, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 42.358431 / -71.059773 and 40.714353 / -74.005973.


When planning a trip on your own, you want to know how many hours it would take to get to your destination and find the shortest way between your current location and the target point. Our service is designed to deliver fast and accurate information on how far Boston (US) from New York (US) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from Boston to New York amounts to 306 km / 190 mil. It is calculated as an air miles distance since this is the fastest and most direct path between two points. However, it is not exactly a straight line because the trigonometric formula used in the calculations takes into account the curvature of the Earth’s surface. We have factored in the actual sites occupied by the cities and figured the distance by taking coordinates from 42.358431 / -71.059773 and coordinates to 40.714353 / -74.005973.

The flight time of 0 hours, 21 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from Boston (US) to New York (US) by plane and can estimate your drive time and backward distance if you opt for traveling by car. Also, note the time zones of the cities, which are America/New_York / America/New_York.

Reverse direction from New York to Boston.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Boston (US)
Arrives in New York (US)
Boston to New York distance 306 km / 190 mil
Avg car duration 3 hours, 23 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 5 hours, 5 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 3 hours, 3 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 0 hours, 20 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between Boston and New York is 306 kilometers = 190 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from Boston (42.358431 / -71.059773) to New York (40.714353 / -74.005973) is 190 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to New York takes approximately 0 hours, 20 minutes.
It will take you about 5 hours, 5 minutes to drive from Boston, US to New York, US, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering New York.