Northeast Regional Overview
The Amtrak Northeast Regional will take you from Boston to Newport News. This is a unique train route as it merges with several other lines along the way. The Northeast Regional is a very convenient way to travel between several large US cities. This train stops at many of the same stations as the Acela. It may be more cost effective to take the Northeast Regional, dependind on where you are going.
This train goes from Boston to Newport News via Providence, Hartford, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chalottesville, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Richmond, Norfolk and Williamsburg.
On the Northeast Regional you can purchase tickets in these categories (sample summer fares for 2 people), availability of sleeper car accommodations is limited to a few trains:
- Coach ($94)
- Business ($224)
- Roomette/Bedroom (see booking app)
The Northeast Regional will take you from Boston to Newport News. This is a convenient way to travel from “downtown to downtown”. This train offers a comfortable ride for passengers traveling up and down the northeast corridor. You can bypass the hassle of driving up an down I-95 and relax on your way to your destination. You can now take a nap in your sleeper car accommodations on trains 65,66 and 67.
The major and notable stations on the Amtrak Northeast Regional are Boston, Providence, Hartford, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chalottesville, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Richmond, Norfolk, Williamsburg and Newport News.
On the Amtrak Northeast Regional you travel through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.
The Northeast Regional has terminus stations of Boston on one end and Newport News on the other. Boston South Bay is a very busy intermodal station. There are many services available at this station from checking in your baggage to grabbing a bite to eat. You will want to arrive a bit early to tour the station. Newport News Amtrak Station offers less services than the Boston station. You are able to check baggage. This station is staffed.
South Station – Boston
South Station, officially known as the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station is the largest railroad station and intercity bus terminal in the greater Boston area. This station was built in 1899 and rebuilt in 1985. You will also find a few restaurants to purchase food as well as a convenience store for drinks and snacks. There are also shops to grab a souvenir or you can even pick up some flowers.
The Intercontinental Boston is a good choice that is close to the station.
Newport News Amtrak Station
This small station is the current stand in for the $47 million dollar intermodal station that is being built. This station offers few services currently. You can grab some food to eat at the local restaurant. This is a major port in Chesapeake Bay. It boasts shipbuilding, railroading and even defense and scientific research.
From New York City your options are almost limitless. You could take the Acela To Washington DC or get on the Lake Shore Limited or Cardinal to Chicago. If you want to head down south you could ride the Silver Star to Florida or the Crescent to Atlanta and New Orleans.
Tickets for Amtrak can be booked at Amtrak.com or by using their app on your phone. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.