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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from New York to Hartford. Traveling by bus from New York to Hartford usually takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$12.36
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Hartford, CT

(Based on 62 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Feruza

September 27, 2021- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Спасибо за обслуживание!!!

Спасибо за обслуживание!!!

4.0

Paulette

July 23, 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was quiet and everyone follows the COVID-19 and bus rules. Cons: Lessened the upgrading fees and other fees. Tips: Tried not to missed you bus because it will cost you an extra $10 that wasn't planned for.

Pros: It was quiet and everyone follows the COVID-19 and bus rules. Cons: Lessened the upgrading fees and other fees. Tips: Tried not to missed you bus because it will cost you an extra $10 that wasn't planned for.

5.0

Gianna

July 14, 2021- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Good trip! Not many people so felt spacious. Cons: Provide trips at later hours? I remember these bus trips had hours until 10 from nyc to ct. Tips: Get there 10-15 mins early to get a good seat and also have your ticket ready.

Pros: Good trip! Not many people so felt spacious. Cons: Provide trips at later hours? I remember these bus trips had hours until 10 from nyc to ct. Tips: Get there 10-15 mins early to get a good seat and also have your ticket ready.

5.0

Gianna

June 15, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: I always take this trip! Nice bus ride. Cons: Cleaner. Tips: Try to arrive early as seats are first come first serve!

Pros: I always take this trip! Nice bus ride. Cons: Cleaner. Tips: Try to arrive early as seats are first come first serve!

5.0

Edgardo

May 18, 2021- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Seats did not recline and the tvs do not play movies to help pass the time.

Seats did not recline and the tvs do not play movies to help pass the time.

New York to Hartford Route Map

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

$20.16 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Hartford. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Hartford is expected to range from C$25 to C$33. If you are looking to travel to Hartford within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$27. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$25 and can be found on November 8, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from New York to Hartford by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$31 whenever you decide to travel.

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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$17.30 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Hartford?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Hartford. With 9 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US32h 30m$17.13
Greyhound93h 15m$30.74
OurBus32h 54m$30.94
Peter Pan Lines82h 21m$41.03
  • 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 9 bus trips from New York to Hartford every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Hartford usually start from $27.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $31, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Hartford if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 8 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Hartford, offering bus tickets as low as $37.

Frequently Asked Questions

How expensive are bus tickets from New York City to Hartford?

Bus tickets to Hartford from NYC average about $12. The cheapest possible price you can find for this route is $7. The earlier you book, the cheaper you can expect tickets to be. As buses get close to selling out, their prices tend to spike.

What is the busiest day to travel from New York City to Hartford?

The busiest day to travel from New York to Hartford is on Monday. If you plan to travel on a Monday, you may want to consider booking your ticket further in advance, as buses are more likely to sell out. To avoid crowds, travel this route on a Thursday, the least busy day of the week. Prices are less likely to spike on a Thursday, and buses tend to be less crowded.

What is the latest time the bus departs New York for Hartford?

The last bus from New York to Hartford typically departs around 10:00 p.m. The earliest bus departs around 2:00 a.m., so if you don’t mind leaving very early in the morning, that option may be best. Both Greyhound and Peter Pan provide routes later in the evening and early in the morning.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Hartford 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 long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 161 kilometers from New York to Hartford. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Hartford at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 New York?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Hartford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Hartford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 19 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 New York to Hartford; ticket prices start at $23.51.

City Information

New York

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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.

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.

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephanie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

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Departure stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

Where does the bus arrive in Hartford?

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Arrival stations

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

Bus stations in Hartford:

  • Morgan St Garage - Columbus Blvd

  • Hartford Convention Center

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