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Cheapest price€0.90
Fastest time4h 0m
Trips per day86
bus carriers6
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Overall score for Boston to New York
4.5
Based on 383 reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Chioke
5.0
February 26, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I enjoyed everything
Cons
Nothing
Greg
5.0
January 24, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Easy
Cons
Gum on the side of the bus. A little too warm
Lauren
4.0
January 17, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Staff expected us to know how to board efficiently but didn’t explain to those in line how to scan and proceed.
Tips
People were a little confused by how the boarding groups got assigned. Just keep an eye out for lanes to stand in and if you’re boarding D, get there early to get a seat you want.
Morgan
5.0
January 17, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Bus ride was wonderful! Easy, clean, comfortable, etc.
Cons
1. Was disappointed in the wifi. Standard wifi was absolutely useless and I felt paying for an upgrade to be misleading since it was advertised as included. I ended up paying for it and was ultimately happy with the speed. 2. Could not believe there were no cup holders...More
Tips
-Bring a neck pillow! -Prepare for temperature swings (hot in the sun, cold in the shade) -You'll have to pay for internet that works well - standard issue wifi was useless, couldn't even send an email.
Sophia
5.0
January 5, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Easy boarding, no stops, super empty (had row to myself).
Cons
The WiFi did not work on my computer, but perhaps it worked for others. Did not interact with staff at all (except guy who checked my ticket), so cannot say whether they were friendly!
Tips
Bolt Bus is BY FAR a better option than Greyhound, Peterpan, or Megabus.

Based on 67 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 54 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
3.8
Condition
4.2
Rushabh
4.0
February 8, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Greyhound seats don’t recline
Dayna
5.0
January 19, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable and quiet trip, driver made great time and we arrived 30 min early. I will definitely be taking this bus again.
Cons
I wouldn't mind a deep clean of the bus, but it was reasonable for public transportation.
Tips
N/A
Mallory
5.0
January 17, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was super cheap and easy to find!
Cons
Possibly just more leg room on the buses, but I was very happy with the trip overall!
Charlene
5.0
December 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was all on time as scheduled!!
Doris
5.0
November 30, 2019
Pros
There were technical problems

Based on 95 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 51 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.7
Value
3.8
Condition
4.3
Amber
5.0
March 16, 2020Vacation
Pros
The bus was a double decker and we got awesome seats on the way there and the bus was basically empty
Dominic
5.0
March 3, 2020Business
Pros
Buses weren't too crowded.
Laurence
4.0
February 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was a very inexpensive way to get to New York, and the driver was professional and very capable at maneuvering through heavy traffic as we approached the city. The bus was quite full but the comfort level was not bad and the passengers were quiet and entertained the...More
Cons
I never did get the wifi to work, and didn't see the power outlets until the trip back. Apparently nobody else did either, I never saw one being used. The cloth seats are frayed and the buses which were sparkling clean a few years ago could use a refresh.
Abby
5.0
February 15, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The time of the bus ride was perfect.
Cons
Nothing.
Tips
Book your trips early for early morning times !
Jane
5.0
January 25, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The timing was great! Whenever I travel from Boston to New York by bus, I'm usually caught in traffic, and a four-hour trip usually turns into a 5.5 journey. But both inbound and outbound buses were on time with zero issues. Yay!
Cons
Can we eliminate the pit stops on the Boston-to-New York bus trips?
Tips
Get to the bus early so you can get a desirable seat. It's first come, first serve.

Based on 82 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 54 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.1
Condition
4.3
Adelino
5.0
March 17, 2020Visiting family
Pros
very pleased with the hole thing
Cons
keep it up
Tips
I definitely wold recommend
Jesus
5.0
March 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Quiet, smooth ride.
Cons
Everything seems to be in order.
Tips
Come on time.
John
5.0
February 23, 2020Vacation
Pros
All went as planned!
Cons
Free snacks!
Altagracia
5.0
February 19, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very calm
Cons
Be more punctual at the time of arrival.
Tips
it’s a good company but it doesn’t match NYC rush hour
June
5.0
February 24, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was quiet. A lot of traffic coming in but not the driver's fault
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Travel light

Based on 63 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 32 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
3.9
Value
4.2
Condition
4.0
Valeria
5.0
March 7, 2020Vacation
Pros
I liked a lot!
Cons
Ar conditioner less cold.
Leah
5.0
March 4, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Great staff, good value, and I arrived at my destination safely and on time. Drop-off point is within easy access to restaurants and the subway.
Cons
There may have been electrical outlets but I did not see any.
Tips
Have a reserved power source as you may not be able to charge your electronics. The bus stopped at two locations with one at Long Island City which is convenient for those going to Queens, NY.
Dwayne
5.0
March 5, 2020Business
Pros
The trip was very efficient and respected the time frame that was marketed, when purchasing the ticket.
Tips
There is one rest stop for 15 minutes in between Boston/ New York, where you can get something to eat and use the restroom.
Himlona
5.0
February 29, 2020Vacation
Cons
Plug points and restrooms could be included
John D
5.0
February 25, 2020Visiting family
Pros
They should pay attention to cleanliness of the bus, especially the bathroom.
Cons
N/A
Tips
Get there on time.

Based on 42 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 74 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
4.8
Victoria
4.0
March 6, 2020Vacation
Pros
The timing was almost perfect
Cons
The bus needs to be cleaned better
Jessica
5.0
February 28, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The bus was on time and even early! The bus was very clean and the staff was really friendly!
Cons
I would prefer that they do not distribute plastic water bottles on the bus. Please encourage passengers to bring their own water bottles - please help reduce waste!
Tips
Passengers should bring their own water bottles to avoid using a plastic water bottle!
Kimberly
5.0
February 15, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I appreciated the driver’s friendliness and also free water bottles in a cooler at the front of the bus!
Mithra
5.0
January 1, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
got my own seat, we got in an hour and 20 mins early
Cons
the guy in front of me leaned his seat all the way back and i didnt really know how to tell him not to
Jordy
5.0
December 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver communicated about a delay in arrival because of traffic
Cons
N/A
Tips
Use ourbus

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the bus from Boston to New York a good day trip?

The bus from Boston to New York is an OK day trip if you depart early in the morning. If you leave by 7 or 8 a.m., you’d make it to New York in ample time to grab lunch and catch a 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. matinee on Broadway before returning home. If you were to leave from Boston at 8 a.m., and wanted to return by 10 p.m., you would have about six hours to spend in New York City.

How is the bus compared to taking a train or flying?

Taking a bus from Boston to New York City is a significantly cheaper option than taking the train or flying. The average price for a bus ticket is $16.60, while a train ticket averages $102.03, and a flight typically runs between $150 and $250. The average duration of a bus ride from Boston to New York is 4.5 hours, which is only 10 minutes slower than 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.

How much does a bus ticket from Boston to New York cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Boston to New York were €12.70.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Boston to New York is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 22 days out, tickets are on average €6.62 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to New York?

The distance between Boston and New York is approximately 190.31 miles, or 306.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Boston to New York?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to New York by bus is on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New York?

On average there are 86 bus trips per day. Peter Pan Lines has the most options for departures from Boston to New York, with an average of 33.233 trips per day and 498.5 monthly trips. 6 bus carriers currently travel from Boston to New York. Of the 86 trips there are 72 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Boston to New York start at €50.64.

6 carriers offer Boston to New York bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Boston to New York from €0.90. There are 7.466667 BoltBus schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay €18.48 for a BoltBus ticket to New York. In Boston, BoltBus departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In New York, BoltBus arrives at 11th Avenue and 36th Street and 1 other station.

An average trip on BoltBus from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 10.5625 trips per day and you could expect to pay €20.44 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 23m
Avg. Price
€18.48

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Boston to New York from €9.04. There are 25.774194 Greyhound schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay €16.92 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Boston, Greyhound departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 26.166667 trips per day and you could expect to pay €20.48 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 52m
Avg. Price
€16.92

Megabus

Book Megabus from Boston to New York from €0.90. There are 14.7 Megabus schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay €15.68 for a Megabus ticket to New York. In Boston, Megabus departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In New York, Megabus arrives at 7th Ave and W 27th St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 16.5625 trips per day and you could expect to pay €19.24 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 42m
Avg. Price
€15.68

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York from €0.90. There are 33.233333 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay €21.21 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and 4 other stations. 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 4 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 38.9375 trips per day and you could expect to pay €22.93 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 29m
Avg. Price
€21.21

CoachRun

Book CoachRun from Boston to New York from €5.43. There are 4.05 CoachRun schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay €11.17 for a CoachRun ticket to New York. In Boston, CoachRun departs to New York from 262 Harrison Ave and 1 other station. In New York, CoachRun arrives at 47 Chrystie St and no other station.

An average trip on CoachRun from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, CoachRun offers 5.875 trips per day and you could expect to pay €12.81 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 10m
Avg. Price
€11.17

OurBus

Book OurBus from Boston to New York from €7.23. There are 1.464286 OurBus schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay €10.36 for a OurBus ticket to New York. In Boston, OurBus departs to New York from 39 Dalton Street and no other station. In New York, OurBus arrives at Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21 and no other station.

An average trip on OurBus from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay €12.30 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Avg. Time
4h 58m
Avg. Price
€10.36

Plan your next adventure

There are 8 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to New York will depart from these stations in Boston:
  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport
  • 262 Harrison Ave
  • 39 Dalton Street
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Copley Square
  • Park Square
  • 84 Harrison Ave
Buses arrive in New York at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York for trips arriving from Boston:
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 7th Ave and W 27th St
  • 11th Avenue and 36th Street
  • 47 Chrystie St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 7-11 - Jd Foods
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21
  • 1st Ave btwn E 38th and E 39th St

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