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New York City to Boston drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day


New York City to Boston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Boston. If you're planning a road trip to Boston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in New York City
drive for about 53 minutes

10:53 am  Stamford (Connecticut)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:53 am
drive for about 47 minutes

12:39 pm  New Haven
eat at Modern Apizza
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:39 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

2:22 pm  Hartford
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

4:19 pm  Old Sturbridge Village
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:19 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:21 pm  Concord (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:21 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

7:55 pm  arrive in Boston
eat at Mike's Pastry
stay at The Westin Copley Place

driving ≈ 5 hours


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New York City to Boston questions

profile  Peter from Los Angeles asked:
Day Trip: NYC to Boston  (6 answers)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Stamford (Connecticut)
    questions about Stamford (Connecticut):
        Healthy grocery store near Stamford Marriott?
New Haven  (8 answers)
    restaurants around New Haven:
        Modern Apizza
        Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
        Goodfellas Restaurant
    questions about New Haven:
        What's the best neighborhood in New Haven for a first time visitor?
        Let's get serious about Pizza..... Sally's? Pepes? or Modern?
Hartford  (10 answers)
    The Mark Twain House & Museum  (4 mentions)
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Hartford:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Hartford?
Old Sturbridge Village  (4 mentions)
Concord (Massachusetts)  (2 answers)
    Walden Pond  (3 mentions)
    Walden Pond State Reservation  (2 mentions)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Boston, Massachusetts.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Boston?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Boston.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Boston to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Westin Copley Place, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Eliot Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Commonwealth  (3 mentions)
The Charles Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Boston? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Boston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mike's Pastry, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Legal Sea Foods  (13 mentions)
Neptune Oyster  (7 mentions)
Alden & Harlow  (7 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Boston? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Boston?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Faneuil Hall  (30 mentions)
Freedom Trail  (29 mentions)
Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
Harvard University  (17 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Boston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best way to get to downtown Boston from Logan Airport  (20 answers)

profile  Neil from Baton Rouge asked:
Is the Boston Freedom Trail worth a visit?  (14 answers)

profile  Eunice from Turrialba asked:
Worried about Boston cold weather. What should I wear?  (10 answers)

profile  Sara from Westerly asked:
Where are the best shopping deals in Boston?  (9 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
What are the can't miss things to do in Boston?  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Boston.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Boston to New York City drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from New York City to Boston. Or get a full New York City to Boston flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 216 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 40 minutes
589 New York City travel answers
1 Stamford (Connecticut) travel answer
8 New Haven travel answers
10 Hartford travel answers
2 Concord (Massachusetts) travel answers
197 Boston travel answers





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