Source: K. Gordon (2004) "Boston to New York: Four Ways to Make the
Trip", New York Times, January 20.
Four Travel Options between New York and Boston, 2004
New York and Boston are about 200 miles apart, a distance that permits
several modes to compete over this important inter-city passengers transport
market. Outside using a private car, three modes are competing but over
customers that are not necessarily similar. The air shuttle is obviously
the fastest mode, but the most expensive. However, its short travel
time does not take into account the amount of time spend getting in
and out of an airport, checking in and waiting to board the plane, which often takes at least one hour in congested
New York or Boston (this could total about 4 hours). Acela is a medium speed train service (150 mph)
that runs between Boston and Washington, mainly used by business travelers.
To complement the conventional Greyhound bus service, which is not used
by business travelers, a new luxury bus service was inaugurated in 2003.
It includes large seats, onboard movies and internet access.
||Price (one way)
|LimoLiner (luxury bus)
|Acela (Amtrak train)
||1 hours (plus check in)