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Bus Route Overview: Boston to Worcester

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Boston to Worcester. Traveling by bus from Boston to Worcester usually takes around 53 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 40 minutes.

Distance39 mi (62 km)
Shortest duration0h 40m
Cheapest price$9.04
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Worcester

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Camilo

September 10, 2021

OurBus

I very much enjoyed this bus trip from Boston to Worcester and will definitely take it again. The bus was on time and staff was friendly.

I very much enjoyed this bus trip from Boston to Worcester and will definitely take it again. The bus was on time and staff was friendly.

5.0

Joseph

October 7, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Smooth n stress free. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

Pros: Smooth n stress free. Cons: Nothing. Tips: None.

4.0

Ardis C

June 4, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Efficiency. Cons: Permission to visit felt not granted. Tips: None.

Pros: Efficiency. Cons: Permission to visit felt not granted. Tips: None.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Worcester?

$9.26 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Worcester. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

$19$13$6JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Worcester is expected to range from C$10 to C$13. If you are looking to travel to Worcester within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$12. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$10 and can be found on July 15, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$32$26$19$13$6ASONDJFMAMJJ
Traveling from Boston to Worcester 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 C$13 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

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$2.26 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Worcester?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Worcester available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, OurBus 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
Greyhound21h 0m$14.67
OurBus40h 45m$9.04
Peter Pan Lines41h 10m$16.81
  • 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 2 bus trips from Boston to Worcester every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 0 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Worcester usually start from $13.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $9, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to Worcester if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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 4 bus trips every day during the week and 4 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Worcester, offering bus tickets as low as $14.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Worcester 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Worcester?

The bus takes an average of 53 minutes to cover the 62 kilometers from Boston to Worcester. However, the fastest bus only takes 40 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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 Worcester tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Worcester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Worcester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Boston to Worcester without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Worcester, MA; ticket prices start at $9.04.

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 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.

Worcester

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Worcester, MA - WOR-1

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We dare you to pronounce it right on the first try. Named after Worcester in England, Worcester is the second-most populous city in Massachusetts. The city boasts an extensive history, particularly because of its industrial and weaponry prowess during World War II; take your dad (or your dad friend) to the Worcester Historical Museum to learn more.

For those more interested in science and nature, visit the popular EcoTarium, which includes hands-on exhibits and an outdoor campus featuring forest and meadow trails. Then, to apply your newfound natural knowledge, take a relaxing stroll through Green Hill Park to try to identify the lake's wildlife. In the evening, visit The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to catch anything from a burlesque show, Broadway performance, or even a silent film.

Worcester's location at the heart of the state makes it easy to travel to this bustling city. Worcester has its own regional airport, or head to Boston's Logan Airport for a wider variety of flights. Amtrak trains provide daily services from Boston, and bus service is available on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Peter Pan.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton Street

  • Boston Logan Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Worcester?

Main arrival station: Union Station- 2 Washington Sqr

Buses arrive in Worcester at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station- 2 Washington Sqr

  • Millbury Mass Pike Commuter Lot - Rte 146

  • Auburn Park & Ride

  • Franklin St & Harding St

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