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All the Places You Can Visit from Boston for Less Than $20

Cheap bus and train travel from Boston.

For Boston travelers, we discovered a whopping 26 places that you can visit for cheap in seven different states. A bunch of them are in Massachusetts in case you want to stay close to home or you’re in the mood for a day trip.

Whether you’re a college student looking for a quick break from school work or just a Bostonian seeking an escape from the 9-5 life, you can find cheap bus or train tickets to plenty of cool spots like Newport, RI and Barnstable, MA on Cape Cod for an ultimate beach vacation.

It gets even better when you see that there are $1 deals available to four of the most popular destinations on the list, including New York City. That’s right, you can travel from Boston to New York for dirt cheap and save your cash for what’s more important – having a good time!

For less than $20, you can travel to so many New England spots close to Boston, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can still check out our Explore search tool to find other destinations based on your budget.


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Boston to Hartford $6.46
Boston to Ledyard $14.00
Boston to New Haven $12.09


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Boston to Portland $14.89
Boston to Saco $19.59
Boston to Wells $16.55

New Jersey

Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Boston to Secaucus $13.14

New York

Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Boston to New York $16.91

Rhode Island

Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Boston to Providence $12.25

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average price is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes.

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

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About the author
Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.

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