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Journey Information

There are 39 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Boston. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Boston usually takes around 2 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance93 mi (150 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price$20.52
Trips per day20
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Hartford to Boston

(Based on 92 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Annemarie

June 22, 2024- Visiting family

Greyhound

Cons: Toilet. Tips: Enjoy.

5.0

Kai

April 28, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I was able to get home earlier then originally expected which was nice. Cons: I guess food could be closer in the stations but that's not any issue with the busses or anything. Tips: Make sure to eat something right before you leave.

5.0

Annemarie

April 27, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Everything. Tips: I’d recommend it.

5.0

Patricia

April 10, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

The bus wasn’t full so it was comfortable

5.0

Harsimran

March 15, 2024- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: it was good. Cons: cleaniness and cordination of traveller over phone.

Hartford to Boston Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Boston cost $38.31 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Hartford to Boston in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $36 to $45. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 27, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Boston this week, bus tickets are available starting at $36.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Hartford to Boston is usually cheapest in September, when the average ticket price is only $36. If you're planning to take the bus from Hartford to Boston during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $52. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $8.47 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Boston?

There are 4 bus lines from Hartford to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 27 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US21h 53m$41.46
Greyhound82h 19m$39.98
OurBus21h 57m$24.45
Peter Pan Lines273h 0m$46.93
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Hartford to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 8 bus trips from Hartford to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 19 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $25.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $21, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Hartford to Boston if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Boston from $29. There are 27 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Hartford to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 7 other stations. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at South Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Boston takes 3 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 1 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 25 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

By bus, the average drive time between Hartford and Boston is between 2 and 2.5 hours. If the bus is direct and traffic conditions are light, the bus can make it to Boston is as fast as 1 hour and 50 minutes. Hartford and Boston are about 101 miles (162.5 kilometers) apart.

It is both cheaper and faster to travel from Boston to Hartford by bus. Train tickets to Boston average about $70, and the trip takes around 5 hours on average because you have to transfer trains in New Haven.

Traveling by bus, you can expect the ride to be much faster — 2.5 hours or less and tickets average around $10.

There are a number of tolls between Hartford and Boston if you travel I-90 N. Expect to pay between $3.40 and $4.40 if you have an E-ZPass, or even more if you end up having to pay online or by mail. I-84 N does not have any tolls, but will take you an additional 49 minutes versus taking I-90.

If you’d rather not worry about tolls at all, we recommend traveling by bus.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 150 kilometers from Hartford to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Boston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hartford to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 39 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 20 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hartford to Boston; ticket prices start at $42.41.

City Information

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Hartford?

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

  • Central Row at Old State House

  • Pearl and Lewis St

  • Market and Talcott St

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • Union Station area- North side of Church St

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

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Main arrival station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

Bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • 39 Dalton St

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