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Other ways to get from Boston to Hartford

There are usually 8 daily train trips from Boston to Hartford.

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Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$40.28
Avg. Price
$60.67
Daily Trips
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30
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8
Duration
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2h 33m
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4h 39m
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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Boston to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Boston to Hartford usually takes around 2 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance93 mi (150 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price$27.36
Trips per day19
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Hartford

(Based on 114 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Khouchoua

July 10, 2024- Business

Greyhound

Seat choices. There are many open spots but I was sitting next to someone who had multiple bags so there wasn’t much room for me

5.0

Iris

June 8, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Nice and straightforward bus ride. Cons: Everything went exactly as I wanted!

5.0

Annemarie

April 29, 2024- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: I loved everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Use greyhound buses. The seating is spacious and comfortable.

4.0

Patricia

April 22, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was on time. Cons: Could be less expensive.

5.0

Catherine

April 14, 2024

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver everything was cool. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No I will be traveling soon again.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Hartford?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Hartford cost $36.23 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 Boston to Hartford in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $33 to $48. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 16, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Hartford this week, bus tickets are available starting at $33.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Boston to Hartford is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $36. If you're planning to take the bus from Boston to Hartford during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $55. 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 $9.82 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Hartford?

There are 4 bus lines from Boston to Hartford available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 20 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 46m$38.64
Greyhound72h 14m$42.47
OurBus11h 50m$29.20
Peter Pan Lines202h 17m$38.90
  • 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 Boston to Hartford, 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 7 bus trips from Boston to Hartford every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Hartford usually start from $32.

  • 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 $27, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to Hartford if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Hartford from $29. There are 20 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to Hartford and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Hartford. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Hartford from South Station and 1 other station. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 5 other stations.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Hartford takes 2 hours and 17 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Hartford in 1 hours and 40 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 bus carriers that together provide 13 daily direct routes between Boston and Hartford: Greyhound and Peter Pan. An average Greyhound ticket for this route costs about $14.50, while the average Peter Pan ticket costs about $32.50. Traveling direct, a bus can make it from Boston to Hartford in as fast as 1 hour and 49 minutes, depending on traffic and weather conditions.
The Amtrak Northwest Regional travels part of the way between Boston and Hartford. However, the train is not direct — you will have to transfer in New Haven, CT. That means the fastest you can get to Hartford from Boston via train is 3 hours and 2 minutes, which makes the bus a much faster and cheaper option. (Train tickets for this route average about $67.)
The earliest bus to Hartford from Boston departs Beantown at about 6:00 a.m. EDT. There are 18 daily scheduled trips throughout the day, and the latest bus departs Boston around 10:00 p.m. EDT. Saturday is the busiest day of the week for this route, while Thursdays are the least busy.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 150 kilometers from Boston to Hartford. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 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 Hartford. 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 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Hartford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Hartford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 19 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 Boston to Hartford; ticket prices start at $36.94.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Main departure 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'.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • 39 Dalton St

Where does the bus arrive in Hartford?

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Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • State St

  • Pearl and Lewis St

  • Union Station area- North side of Church St

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

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