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Journey Information

Newark to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$34.02
Fastest time5h 15m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from Newark to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$82$54$27JunJul

Monthly average prices

$68$54$41$27$14ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$54$41$27$143020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Newark to Boston
4.5
Based on 22 reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 62 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.5
Value
4.2
Condition
4.3
Ryder
5.0
March 8, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Had open seat next to me!
Cons
All good
Tips
It’s a great way to go
Gozde
4.0
February 24, 2020Visiting family
Cons
Ventilation on the bus could be better and we can have stops other than Burger King only.
Anna
5.0
January 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Calm
Cons
Nada
Tips
Boltbus is direct, no stops in between
Alaine
5.0
October 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Neat clean, spacious and comfortable with a kind driver
Cons
N/A
Darshana
5.0
October 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The price. Such a steal. And bus wasn't crowded at all
Cons
We reached early. Knowing that before we reached will have helped in planning better. TVboltbus site did not work

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.4
Bernard
4.0
February 23, 2020Solo travel
Pros
travel value
Cons
adherence to published schedule
Tips
do not sit in the front half if you intend to read
Safia
4.0
February 23, 2020Regular commuter
Cons
More stops than I expected. It didnt really say that there would be any stops on the ticket. It took a while because of this
Tina
5.0
January 14, 2020Solo travel
Pros
amazing and peaceful! entertainment was such a bonus
Cons
nothing-- was great
Luis
5.0
November 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
Good trip. Good bus driver. He was professional! Safe and courteous driver.
Cons
More legroom in the front seats for disabled passengers could help.
Tips
Bring snacks and avoid drinking too much liquids.
Chaïka
5.0
June 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Everything
Cons
Everything is fine
Tips
Very recommended

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the busiest day to travel from Newark to Boston?

The busiest day to travel from Newark to Boston is on Monday. If you need to travel on a Monday from Newark to Boston, it would be wise to book your ticket far in advance to secure a seat at a good price. If your travel schedule allows for you to travel on a different day, Thursday is the least-busy day of the week on this route, which means it should be easier to score a good deal.

Is it better to travel by bus or train from Newark to Boston?

Bus is probably the better option from Newark to Boston. Tickets cost an average of about $13 on the bus, while traveling by train costs an average of $56. You won’t save much time opting for the train, either — both transportation modes take between 4 and 5 hours on average.

The primary benefit of taking Amtrak from Newark to Boston is that you have more departure times to choose from: There are only 4 direct buses on this route per day, versus 46 direct trains.

What is the cheapest bus from Newark to Boston?

The cheapest bus tickets from Newark to Boston are offered by Greyhound. On average, Greyhound tickets for this route cost about $23, and rides average a travel time of 6 hours. For just a few dollars more, BoltBus is also a good deal —averaging around $28 per ticket — and rides are typically faster, averaging 4 hours and 40 minutes.

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $34.02 was the low point for bus fares from Newark to Boston. Buses from Boston to Newark are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $34.02 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 22 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $19.12 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 316 kilometers (196 miles) from Newark to Boston. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Newark to Boston for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Newark?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Boston 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 Newark to Boston; ticket prices start at $53.06.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Boston?

There is one bus company that operates from Newark to Boston. 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$44.96

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Most buses depart from the main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

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

  • South Station Bus Terminal

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