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Helpful info about taking the bus from New York to Boston

  • Buses from New York to Boston depart from stations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. However, the vast majority of bus routes depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arrive at South Station in Boston.

    • It’s very easy to get to Port Authority before your bus to Boston departs. Port Authority Bus Terminal connects to over 10 subway lines via underground walkways, so you can get to the bus station from nearly anywhere on the MTA. Once you arrive in Boston, South Station connects to the MBTA network on the red and silver lines.

    • NYC and Boston are roughly 200 miles apart, and while some buses can make the trip in under four hours, the bus from New York City to Boston usually takes about four and a half hours. Late morning or early afternoon trips, departing between 9:30am and 2pm, are more likely to avoid rush hours in both cities, and the journey can take as little as 3 hours and 30 minutes.

    • Peter Pan, FlixBus, and Greyhound provide the most daily trips on this route, with tickets averaging around $35. While it was possible to find New York to Boston tickets for just $1 or $5 before the Covid-19 pandemic, now the cheapest tickets are usually around $20. You can still score deals if you book in advance, and OurBus frequently offers tickets from NYC to Boston for $17.

    • While it can be pricey to get a luxury bus from NYC to Boston, the vast majority of bus companies have stepped up their levels of service to include free WiFi, reclinable seats, and power outlets. When you search on Wanderu, take a look at each trip’s amenities icons to see how luxe the bus will be.

    • A day trip from New York City to Boston is entirely feasible by bus. Buses leave NYC as early as 5am, and the last bus leaving Boston departs at 8 pm. Catching an early bus from New York gives you plenty of time to catch a baseball game in Boston, or even make a connection to get to Cape Cod.

    • If you’re returning home after other travels, you can easily get from the JFK airport to Boston by bus and avoid taking a connecting flight (which could cost literally 10 times more). From JFK, hop on the subway or tram to 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal, where you can board your bus to Boston.

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Journey Information

You can pick from 63 daily bus trips between New York and Boston. The average bus journey from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 50 minutes, but some OurBus bus trips are as short as 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance190 mi (306 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price$12.22
Trips per day54
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Boston

(Based on 963 ratings and reviews)




November 26, 2023- Visiting friends


Cons: Don't increase the bus cost. Tips: Buy the tickets weeks before.



November 22, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: Everything up to standard. Tips: The best experience.



November 22, 2023- Visiting friends


Cons: Some people need help with suitcases. Tips: The best thing was the time .



November 21, 2023- Visiting friends


The bus was clean and the commute was straightforward



November 20, 2023- Visiting friends


Regina was amazing! Best bus driver ever

New York to Boston Route Map

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from New York to Boston was $73.05. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Boston if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $15.68.

Average prices by travel date


For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way bus trip from New York to Boston will range from $42 to $124. If you're planning to travel by bus to Boston in the upcoming week, the cheapest bus ticket from New York you can find in the next 7 days is $42. Be sure to book your trip in advance as bus ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from New York to Boston stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $56 regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


The average price of bus tickets from New York to Boston is pretty stable year-round. However, we still suggest buying your bus tickets at least 48 hours prior to departure to avoid unexpected price hikes and the possibility of the bus being sold out.

What bus companies travel from New York to Boston?

There are 5 bus lines from New York to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 21 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
CoachRun24h 23m$53.07
FlixBus US214h 45m$85.11
Greyhound165h 7m$85.65
OurBus84h 29m$77.38
Peter Pan Lines164h 39m$83.00
  • Book CoachRun from New York to Boston from $12. There are 2 CoachRun schedules from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Boston. In New York, CoachRun departs to Boston from 321 W 42nd St - New York, NY and 1 other station. In Boston, CoachRun arrives at 39 Dalton Street and no other station.

    An average trip on CoachRun from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

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

  • 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 21 trips per day from New York to Boston, 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 16 bus trips from New York to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $32.

  • 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 $12, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Boston if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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 16 bus trips every day during the week and 18 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Boston, offering bus tickets as low as $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

Taking the bus from NY to Boston is usually cheaper and more convenient than driving there yourself. It is fairly easy to find tickets from New York to Boston for less than $20 at any given time of year. This is likely to be less than the average cost to fill a tank of gas for a road trip.

If you were to drive, you would come across several toll booths along I-84 East as you enter Boston, which would increase the cost of the trip even more.

The best bus lines serving New York City to Boston based on traveler reviews are:

  • Most consistent Wifi - OurBus
  • Most on time - CoachRun and Peter Pan Lines
  • Best deal - OurBus

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 306 kilometers from New York to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from New York to Boston on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 63 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 54 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 Boston; ticket prices start at $21.72.

City Information

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.


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

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Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

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.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • New York, NY

  • 321 W 42nd St - New York, NY

  • Upper East Side - 5th Ave & 84th St (MET tour bus stop)

  • 59th Ave (btw Queens Blvd & 92nd St)

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

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

Buses arrive in Boston at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton Street

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • 177 Huntington Ave

  • 115 Huntington Ave

  • Eddie V's Restaurant

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