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Journey Information

There are 79 intercity buses per day from Boston to New York. Traveling by bus from Boston to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance190 mi (306 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$12.33
Trips per day55
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to New York

(Based on 1080 ratings and reviews)




April 5, 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: Was efficient and on time. Cons: The seats were a bit cramped and the vehicle did not have wifi like it said it would in the email.



April 5, 2024- Solo travel


Pros: everything fine but teperature, it was cold on cold weather. Cons: temperature comtrol. Tips: none.



April 4, 2024


Pros: Very nice commute, felt cool. Cons: Everything was nice. Tips: Enjoy your journey.



April 1, 2024- Visiting family


Pros: Clean, comfortable and easy. Cons: Perfect. Tips: Definitely recommend.



March 31, 2024- Business


Driver was great.

Boston to New York Route Map

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

$51.71 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to New York. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to New York is expected to range from $45 to $75. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $47. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $45 and can be found on April 30, 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $53 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $85 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


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$17.11 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New York?

There are multiple buses that travel from Boston to NYC, including Greyhound, Megabus, OurBus, and Peter Pan Bus. Here is what you should know about the 5 most popular bus lines:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CoachRun24h 28m$29.76
FlixBus US284h 41m$59.60
Greyhound134h 50m$65.19
OurBus44h 4m$44.33
Peter Pan Lines335h 33m$55.52
  • Book CoachRun from Boston to New York from $12. There are 2 CoachRun schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to New York. In Boston, CoachRun departs to New York from 3312 Dalton St and no other station. In New York, CoachRun arrives at 321 W 42nd St and 1 other station.

    An average trip on CoachRun from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

  • 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 28 trips per day from Boston to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 13 bus trips from Boston to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 50 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $34.

  • 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 $25, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York from $36. There are 33 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Logan Airport Visitor Center and 1 other station. In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York takes 5 hours and 33 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 38 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Taking a coach from Boston to New York City is a significantly cheaper option than taking the train or flying. Coach tickets are often available for less than $20, while a train ticket averages over $100, and a flight typically runs between $150 and $250. The average duration of a coach ride from Boston to New York is around 4 hours, which is nearly the same length of time as taking an Amtrak Northeast Regional train. A direct flight is only about 1 hour and 20 minutes, but most airlines also recommend you arrive 90 minutes early for a domestic flight.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 306 kilometers from Boston to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

There are buses from Boston to NYC all throughout the day. The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus departs Boston at 11:00pm. This means that Boston to New York is an OK day trip if you depart early in the morning.

By catching the first morning bus from Boston, you’d make it to New York in ample time to grab lunch and catch a 2 pm or 3 pm matinee on Broadway before returning home. If you were to leave from Boston at 8 am, and wanted to return by 10 pm, you would have about six hours to spend in New York City.

There are 79 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 55 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 York; ticket prices start at $27.40.

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.

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Buses to New York leave from 6 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

  • 39 Dalton St

  • 3312 Dalton St

  • 177 Huntington Ave

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Buses arrive in New York at 10 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • 321 W 42nd St

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

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