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Journey Information

There are 49 intercity buses per day from Boston to Portsmouth. Traveling by bus from Boston to Portsmouth usually takes around one hour and 25 minutes, but the fastest C&J bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance51 mi (83 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$18.65
Trips per day49
Most frequent serviceC&J
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Portsmouth

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)




November 11, 2022- Visiting friends


I had a good trip and definitely come back

I had a good trip and definitely come back



October 7, 2022- Visiting friends


Patrick is an excellent driver and greeted everyone with kindness.

Patrick is an excellent driver and greeted everyone with kindness.



July 3, 2022- Solo travel


Pros: Driver very pleasant, (First time traveler and not tech savvy) he helped with boarding bus via, app. Cons: I was a little chilly on the ride. I put on a shirt. It was probably me. Tips: Bring a light jacket just in case cool. As foy WiFi, don't know, I did not us...

Pros: Driver very pleasant, (First time traveler and not tech savvy) he helped with boarding bus via, app. Cons: I was a little chilly on the ride. I put on a shirt. It was probably me. Tips: Bring a light jacket just in case cool. As foy WiFi, don't know, I did not use, nor charged my phone.




April 9, 2022- Visiting friends


Pros: convenience of travel. Cons: More times for buses. Tips: Spacious and usually not crowded.

Pros: convenience of travel. Cons: More times for buses. Tips: Spacious and usually not crowded.



March 12, 2022- Visiting friends


That it was really smooth, it was not a hassle! I would go through you guys again 100% to go anywhere, it is cost effective and such a great deal!

That it was really smooth, it was not a hassle! I would go through you guys again 100% to go anywhere, it is cost effective and such a great deal!

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Portsmouth?

Typically $30.03 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Portsmouth. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Boston to Portsmouth. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Portsmouth is expected to range from $29 to $31. If you are looking to travel to Portsmouth within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $29. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $29 and can be found on January 30, 2023.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Boston to Portsmouth 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


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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$0.99 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Portsmouth?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Portsmouth available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 48 daily trips, C&J 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
C&J481h 26m$30.48
FlixBus US11h 20m$19.70
Greyhound11h 21m$30.11
  • C&J


    C&J is a family-run bus carrier that provides first-class travel across the Northeast, with stops in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. With free WiFi, extra legroom, and clean restrooms, C&J earned the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for Best Quality Vehicles in 2022. In addition, their green-certified fleet of coaches is among the most efficient in the region and emits the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per traveler compared to any other kind of transportation vehicle.

  • 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 1 trips per day from Boston to Portsmouth, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 1 bus trips from Boston to Portsmouth every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portsmouth usually start from $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 25 minutes to cover the 83 kilometers from Boston to Portsmouth. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Portsmouth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 49 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston, MA to Portsmouth, NH; ticket prices start at $37.32.

City Information


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.


Portsmouth, NH - PTS-0

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Portsmouth, NH - PTS-1

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Portsmouth, NH - PTS-2

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Once a bustling seaport and now a popular summer holiday destination, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is well worth visiting. Just an hour and a half north of Boston, Portsmouth offers an exciting mix of unique history and contemporary experience.

Discover Portsmouth's history at the Strawbery Banke Museum and enjoy 10 acres worth of outdoor exhibits, consisting of tours of historic houses and buildings on their original foundations. Costumed actors will regale you with stories about each location.

For those interested in naval history, Portsmouth offers tours of the USS Albacore, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, as well as a gift shop for all your souvenir needs. Portsmouth is also home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes where you can taste local delicacies or world cuisine to refuel after a day of exploring.

Portsmouth is easily accessible by air, rail, road, and bus. Portsmouth International Airport offers several direct flights from various airports, while Boston's Logan Airport is only an hour south of the town. Amtrak's Downeaster travels to Portsmouth, with a gorgeous route during leaf-peeping season. C&J Bus Lines provide regular stops from Logan Airport and other cities.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: Boston Logan Airport

Buses to Portsmouth leave from 4 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Portsmouth?

Main arrival station: Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

The Portsmouth Transportation Center, aka the Portsmouth C&J Bus Station, is on the western side of the city. The station has ample indoor seating, plus screens to display information on upcoming trips. If you head in either direction on I95, you'll find plenty of convenience stores, restaurants, and cafes if you're looking for some food. Walk just across the street to Pannaway Playground to stretch your legs on one of the many walking trails and green spaces.

Bus stations in Portsmouth:

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

  • Portsmouth Bus Stop

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