Drive from New York to Boston

The drive from New York to Boston is often done by business professionals, but more and more people are discovering the beauty and enjoyment this short road trip offers. This drive is particularly beautiful during the fall months when red, yellow and brown foliage turns highways into remarkable landscapes reminiscent of paintings from the Hudson River School art movement. To fully appreciate the beauty of the single-day trip, try to avoid taking these highways during peak commute hours – early morning and late evening – to ensure a smooth and enjoyable drive. Be prepared for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.

Drive time from New York to Boston: approximately 4 hours
Distance from New York to Boston: approximately 220 miles
Best car for this road trip: Full Size Sedan or Compact SUV


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