Calculate the Cost of Your Next Trip
Who: Delta Airlines, US Airways and JetBlue offer shuttle service between the three cities.
Cities Served: Boston, New York and Washington D.C.
Cost: On the Delta shuttle from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Boston's Logan Airport, the lowest roundtrip fare we found was $365.40, including taxes, with advance purchase. US Airways offered the exact same fare for similar dates. JetBlue proved to be a much cheaper option; on the dates we checked, JetBlue offered flights out of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport starting at $141.40 roundtrip with taxes.
The shuttle service from LaGuardia to Washington D.C.'s Ronald Reagan National Airport was $361.40 roundtrip on Delta's shuttle. Flights for the same itinerary started at $339.90 roundtrip on US Airways. Cheaper options were available from JFK to Dulles International Airport; JetBlue flights started at $164.40 roundtrip with taxes, and Delta's non-shuttle started at $219.40 roundtrip with taxes. Delta also flies from JFK to Reagan National from $219.40, including taxes and fees.
Delta has no designated Washington/Boston shuttle, but offers fares from Baltimore/Washington International Airport to Logan (with a stop) from $205.80 roundtrip with taxes. US Airways does offer a shuttle from Reagan, which came in at $219.40 roundtrip with taxes on the dates we selected. JetBlue flies from Dulles to Logan from $159.40 with taxes.
Please note that fares vary dramatically based on availability and on the date and time of your flight.
Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare
Travel Time: Depending on your route, a nonstop flight can last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours, not including travel time to and from the airport or check-in.
New York Travel Deals
Boston Travel Deals
Who: Amtrak offers both Acela Express and regional service between the three cities plus Philadelphia.
Cities Served: There are a number of weekday Acela Express round-trips between Washington D.C. and New York, as well as several weekday round-trips between Boston, New York and Washington. Weekend service runs approximately once every hour between New York and Washington D.C. and less frequently from Boston.
Cost: The lowest fare found on Acela Express was $198 roundtrip from New York to Boston, and $98 roundtrip on the slower regional service. From Washington D.C. to Boston, we found $314 roundtrip on Acela and $140 roundtrip on the regional train. Between Washington D.C. and New York, we found $278 roundtrip on Acela and $98 roundtrip on the regional train.
Travel Time: For Acela Express service, plan on about three hours between Washington D.C. and New York, about seven hours between Washington D.C. and Boston, and about three and a half hours between New York and Boston. For regional trains, add an additional 30 - 60 minutes, depending on your route. Click here for the Acela Express and Northeast Regional timetable.