More buses, trains, and planes left from Boston Wednesday, but service to New York was still limited due to flooding and power outages caused Monday by Hurricane Sandy.
LaGuardia Airport was scheduled to reopen Thursday, and Delta Air Lines will resume its Boston-New York shuttle service in the morning. The US Airways shuttle between Logan International Airport and LaGuardia will resume Friday.
JetBlue Airways started flying into John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday and expected to fly into Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.
Logan was operating about 85 percent of its flights on Wednesday. Nationwide, more than 19,500 flights have been canceled due to the hurricane.
Megabus started making a few trips between Boston and New York Wednesday afternoon and expects to have a full schedule by Friday. Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound Lines, and BoltBus will resume their normal Boston-New York schedule Thursday. Lucky Star started partial service into New York’s Chinatown on Wednesday, and Fung Wah is up and running.
Amtrak had a few trains running from Chicago and roundtrip to Portland, Maine, on Wednesday, and it planned to add modified service to and from New Haven on Thursday.
The Acela Express train, which runs between Boston, New York, and Washington, will remain out of service. Amtrak plans to operate limited service to and from New York on Friday, but no schedules were announced.
The Boston cruise terminal has been hopping since the hurricane, providing safe haven for cruise ships that could not get into New York Harbor.
The Caribbean Princess, part of Princess Cruises, was diverted to Boston instead of heading to Bermuda on Sunday night, and it remained docked in Boston until sailing toward New York Wednesday night with plans to disembark passengers on Friday. For those who wanted to get off the ship in Boston, the cruise line offered free bus service to Logan or back to New York.
A Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, the Norwegian Gem, also made an unexpected stop in Boston Wednesday. The Gem was scheduled to sail back to New York on Monday after a nine-day Caribbean cruise but was prevented from doing so by the storm. The ship remained at sea until Wednesday, then sailed into Boston to stock up on provisions and fuel. The ship then headed back toward New York in anticipation of the port being opened by Friday.
Several other ships are expected to make unscheduled visits to Boston in the next two days because they cannot get into port in New York.
They include the World, a private yacht that circles the globe with 165 private residences onboard.