The Gilded Lily

4 Claremont Park, Boston, Massachusetts, 02118, United States
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how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by clareabee

Hi guys, we are visiting NYC as part of our honeymoon next october, and are considering spending a few days in Boston prior to this (We would rather do the travel at the front end of holiday)

Can we travel directly from Newark to Boston either flying or by some other mode of transport? - we are open to suggestions as to what is best way to get there....we will have traveled from the UK so don't really want to go into New york if we can go direct.

Thanks

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by Donna_in_India

Why not fly directly into Boston? Check the fare for flying into Boston and out of NY.

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by ter1413

I second Donna's suggestion....UK>Beantown!

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by clareabee

do you know what I am so dim!!! - not even thought of that great suggestion (can you tell I don't have a logical mind!) then we could get the train from Boston to New york - or the bus!

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by Donna_in_India

Check UK-Boston-NY-UK fare because sometimes adding in the flight from Boston to NY will be cheaper than taking the train.

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by clareabee

i have just checked and from where i would fly from (manchester) there are no direct flights to Boston!

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by Donna_in_India

You can still book UK-NY-Boson-UK or UK-NY-Boston-NY-UK. It is usually cheaper than booking separate segments. And even though you'll have to go through immigration in NY, you won't have any hassles if you miss that NY-Boston flight if your UK-NY flight is late. They'll get you on the next one.

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by clareabee

gottcha!! - yes that is a good idea...i know sometimes it is cheaper to do that and takes the stress out of worrying about delays which as we know are out of our hands!

Clare

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by glabah

Keep in mind there are multiple airports in the New York area, so it does depend a bit on which of those airports you fly into.

However, since you mentioned Newark, there is a monorail called the "AirTrain"
http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-airtrain.html
that connects the Newark Liberty airport with the Newark International Airport train station. From there it is possible to get Amtrak trains going north to Boston.

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by Bilimari

Not direct, but Aer Lingus fly from Manchester - Dublin - Boston.

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by clareabee

thanks Dublin may be consideration if we have to change..Charles De Gaulle and Heathrow are not my first choices for a transfer.....lost luggage ahoy here!

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by Bilimari

At least Dublin is on the way from Manchester to Boston. ;)
If you decide to book with them, book Manchester to Boston and not two different tickets (Manchester-Dublin and Dublin-Boston). You should be able to purchase JFK-Manchester for the return flight.

Btw, I recommend that you take Limo-liner from Boston to NYC. It's a comfortable bus ride, which takes about 4 hours, but only around $50-100 depending on the time of the departure. http://www.limoliner.com/

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by glabah

If you do wind up on the train, you should know that as the train starts to sell out, the ticket price goes up. So, the earlier you buy a ticket the better the chances you will get a cheaper price.

Boston to New York trains are fairly frequent, so sold out trains are not usually a problem there. Near where I live, there are certain days of the week where the trains sell out completely fairly early on.

Re: how to get from New York to Boston (from airport)

by clareabee

thanks guys for suggestions.

Clare

Travel Tips for Boston

John Hancock's Grave

by KarenandCory

Located in the Granary burial ground is a giant Obelisk erected on the site where John Hancock is burried. I'm not sure if this was intentional humor or accidental irony, but why is John Hancocks memorial shaped this way!?! Does anyone else find this hilarious? I guess that's what you get for smiting the King of England with that behemoth signature.

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PARALLEL PARK??

by heywinks

If you don`t know how to parallel park or are not really good at it, DON`T drive in Boston!?@All the street parking is parallel parking. If you are too slow to park & you are blocking the cars behind you from moving forward they will honk at you. I`m not kidding. There are costly garages that you can park in though.
Best bet: take public transportation. $1/ride. No hassles!

Go on the Swan Boats even if...

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Go on the Swan Boats even if you're not a kid. They are easily found at the Public Gardens by the Arlington T station. The view from my 11th floor apartment looking towards the beautiful green western suburbs of Boston.

The Dropkick Murphy's

by shohman

Boston has cranked out great bands and musciains for years. Right now, the best one in my opinion is the Dropkick Murphy's. Irish Punk is what the press seems to call it. Call it what you like, but they are a great band. You may have heard them on the soundtrack to The Departed.

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ALPHABETICAL STREETS

by heywinks

There`s an area of Boston near the Boston Commons where the streets are alphabetical. When you visit Boston, check out this area! Starting at the Ritz-Carlton walking westward, the street is Arlington. Next Berkeley, then Clarendon, Dartmouth, Exeter, Fairfield, Gloucester, & the last Hereford.
In South Boston, the streets there are alphabetized: A, B, C, D, E, etc...

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