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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Boston to Newark. Traveling by bus from Boston to Newark usually takes around 5 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration4h 55m
Cheapest price$33.32
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Newark

(Based on 47 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Frances

January 6, 2023- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Bus was clean. Driver was very professional. Bus departed nearly on time. Cons: Let people on the bus earlier at point of departure. It will help keep to schedule.

Pros: Bus was clean. Driver was very professional. Bus departed nearly on time. Cons: Let people on the bus earlier at point of departure. It will help keep to schedule.

4.0

Anastasios

December 28, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It was cheap and it was quick! Cons: The bus was packed. Tips: Get to the bus on time so you get a decent seat.

Pros: It was cheap and it was quick! Cons: The bus was packed. Tips: Get to the bus on time so you get a decent seat.

4.0

Ashleigh

November 25, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I enjoyed that I didn't have to transfer bus to bus it went one way through. Cons: Have someone clean through the bathroom and leave some fresheners or something. It smelt horrid. Tips: Please be curtious of others to let them have a seat. A lot of people thought...

Pros: I enjoyed that I didn't have to transfer bus to bus it went one way through. Cons: Have someone clean through the bathroom and leave some fresheners or something. It smelt horrid. Tips: Please be curtious of others to let them have a seat. A lot of people thought they could have two seats for themselves.

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5.0

Maryanne

October 19, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The driver, Karen, was very professional. She made sure we had all the information we needed, even when the microophone system didn't woark. She clearly let us know when we were approaching Hartford and let us know where the bathrooms and food were located. She l...

Pros: The driver, Karen, was very professional. She made sure we had all the information we needed, even when the microophone system didn't woark. She clearly let us know when we were approaching Hartford and let us know where the bathrooms and food were located. She let us know how long the break would be and kpt to the schedule. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Arrive 30 minutes before departure.

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5.0

Abiodun

September 23, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: My trip back to Boston was delayed due to heavy traffic but overall it was a decent trip. Cons: Everything in life needs improvement so I can only say let's keep up the good job. Tips: Arrive early to the bus station.

Pros: My trip back to Boston was delayed due to heavy traffic but overall it was a decent trip. Cons: Everything in life needs improvement so I can only say let's keep up the good job. Tips: Arrive early to the bus station.

Boston to Newark Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Newark?

$44.78 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Newark. 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

$80$53$27JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Newark is expected to range from $40 to $67. If you are looking to travel to Newark within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $41. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $40 and can be found on February 14, 2023.

Monthly average prices

$67$53$40$27$13MAMJJASONDJF

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $47 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Newark in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $53 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$28.71 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Newark?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boston to Newark that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US26h 31m$69.24
Greyhound85h 44m$53.00
  • 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 Newark, 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 8 bus trips from Boston to Newark every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 44 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $33.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Megabus go from Boston to Newark?

No, there is no Megabus service between Boston and Newark. The closest you can get to Newark on Megabus is taking it from Boston to New York City. However, BoltBus and Greyhound both have service from Boston to Newark, so that may be a better option.

How long is the drive from Boston to Newark?

The trip from Boston to Newark covers about 226 miles (364 kilometers) and takes about 4 hours 30 minutes to drive. A bus from Boston to Newark typically takes between 4 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours, depending on factors like traffic, weather, and whether the bus is making additional stops.

Is there a bus from Boston to Newark Airport?

No, there is no bus that travels from Boston directly to Newark Liberty International Airport. However, buses from Boston will take you to Penn Station in Newark, and from there you can take a 10-minute trip on the NJ Transit to Newark Airport for only $8.25.

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

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 316 kilometers from Boston to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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?

Buses departing from Boston to Newark 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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Newark, 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 Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Newark; ticket prices start at $41.31.

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.

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Bus stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

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