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Bus Trip Information: Boston to New Haven

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Boston to New Haven. Traveling by bus from Boston to New Haven usually takes around 3 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance121 mi (194 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$19.98
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to New Haven

(Based on 71 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Arjun

December 2, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I liked the timeliness. Cons: The price was a little on the expensive side. Tips: This was overall a great experience!

Pros: I liked the timeliness. Cons: The price was a little on the expensive side. Tips: This was overall a great experience!

4.0

Juan

November 27, 2022- Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: The driver was very pleasant. Cons: No need for the air conditioner to be on in November. The bus was very cold.

Pros: The driver was very pleasant. Cons: No need for the air conditioner to be on in November. The bus was very cold.

5.0

selah

November 26, 2022- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

My ride to Boston was smooth and arrived on time. Though late when it gets to New haven from ny

My ride to Boston was smooth and arrived on time. Though late when it gets to New haven from ny

5.0

Ida

November 25, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was pretty accurate in time. Pretty easy to figure out the pick up location. Cons: Can include Google map directions or specific location for pick up location. Tips: Not a bad deal. I do appreciate the notice from the driver to be respectful of others in terms...

Pros: It was pretty accurate in time. Pretty easy to figure out the pick up location. Cons: Can include Google map directions or specific location for pick up location. Tips: Not a bad deal. I do appreciate the notice from the driver to be respectful of others in terms of volume.

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4.0

Bridgette

November 23, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus went where it was supposed to. Cons: Bus has wings. Tips: B u s.

Pros: Bus went where it was supposed to. Cons: Bus has wings. Tips: B u s.

Boston to New Haven Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to New Haven?

$32.75 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to New Haven. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to New Haven is expected to range from $32 to $41. If you are looking to travel to New Haven within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $32. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $32 and can be found on February 13, 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Boston to New Haven by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$5.09 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New Haven?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to New Haven available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US22h 51m$31.15
Greyhound33h 17m$38.05
Peter Pan Lines22h 50m$34.52
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 New Haven, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 3 bus trips from Boston to New Haven every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Haven usually start from $25.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 2 bus trips every day during the week and 2 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and New Haven, offering bus tickets as low as $31.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Greyhound travel to New Haven from Boston?

Yes, Greyhound offers 2 daily scheduled trips to New Haven from Boston. Expect to pay about $21 for a Greyhound ticket on this route, although you are likely to find a cheaper price if you book in advance. The ride from Boston to New Haven on Greyhound takes an average of 5 hours and 29 minutes, although depending on traffic and weather, can get you there in as fast as 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Is New Haven a good day-trip from Boston?

A day-trip from Boston to New Haven is very doable, especially if you take BoltBus, with an average travel time of just 2 hours and 15 minutes.

However, BoltBus only offers 3 trips per day for this route, so make sure you book far enough ahead to snag a seat. The earliest bus for New Haven departs Boston at 2:00 a.m., and the latest bus from New Haven back to Boston leaves at 4:00 p.m. BoltBus tickets for this route average about $15.

Is there a train that goes from Boston to New Haven?

Yes, there are 2 Amtrak train lines that travel between Boston and New Haven. Together, they provide 33 direct routes. The earliest train departs at 4:00 a.m. EDT, with the latest train leaving at 9:00pm EDT.

Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most daily routes with 18 trips, at a duration of 2 hours and 32 minutes. Tickets start at $47, and on average cost about $60.

Amtrak Acela offers 15 daily routes, at a duration of approximately 2 hours and 4 minutes. Tickets start at $117, and on average cost about $131.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to New Haven during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to New Haven?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 194 kilometers from Boston to New Haven. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses departing from Boston to New Haven tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to New Haven, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New Haven every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 New Haven; ticket prices start at $29.32.

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.

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station - BOSSST-0

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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

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in New Haven?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

Bus stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • Union Station Parking Garage

  • New Hvn Bus Station

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