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Journey Information

Boston to Newark bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.97
Fastest time5h 15m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Boston to Newark Route Map

Boston Newark

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.

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 much is a bus ticket from Boston to Newark?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.14 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Newark. Buses from Newark to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.14 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $19.03 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 196 miles (316 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Newark, NJ. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Newark at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. 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 5 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Newark; ticket prices start at $41.85.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Newark?

There is one bus company that operates from Boston to Newark. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound56h 27m$41.56

Book Greyhound from Boston to Newark from $33. There are 5 Greyhound schedules from Boston to Newark and you can expect on average to pay $42 for a Greyhound ticket to Newark. In Boston, Greyhound departs to Newark from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In Newark, Greyhound arrives at Penn Station and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to Newark takes 6 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Newark in 5 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $45 for a weekend getaway trip to Newark.

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for buses from Boston to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$57$38$19MarMar

Monthly average prices

$63$51$38$25$13AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$51$38$25$133020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Newark, NJ

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Nathaniel

January 18, 2020 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Everything was running on time. Driver got us to the city sooner than expected 👌. Cons: Bigger overhead to put your carry on in. Tips: Be on time! Pros: Everything was running on time. Driver got us to the city sooner than expected 👌. Cons: Bigger overhead to put your carry on in. Tips: Be on time!

5.0

Alinamarissa

November 23, 2019 - Visiting family

BoltBus

on time and great priceon time and great price

4.0

Caroline

October 11, 2019 - Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: The trip was super late. Cons: Time. Tips: N/A. Pros: The trip was super late. Cons: Time. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Anne

July 31, 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Excellent trip! Cons: Trying to be on time. Tips: Buy your ticket with wanderu and Enjoy your trip! Pros: Excellent trip! Cons: Trying to be on time. Tips: Buy your ticket with wanderu and Enjoy your trip!

5.0

Sergia

July 6, 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Driver was careful and got me to my destination in a fast safe mannerDriver was careful and got me to my destination in a fast safe manner

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