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Journey Information

New York to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$22.00
Fastest time4h 15m
Trips per day9
Bus lines2

New York to Boston Route Map

New York Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to take the bus from NYC to Boston than driving?

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.

What is the best bus from NY to Boston?

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

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Boston 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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$27.00 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Boston. Buses from Boston to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$27.00 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$9.23 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from New York, NY to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Boston 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 US$29.00.

What bus companies travel from New York to Boston?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound65h 24mUS$30.69
Peter Pan Lines34h 23mUS$30.69

Book Greyhound from New York to Boston from US$26. There are 6 Greyhound schedules from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay US$31 for a Greyhound ticket to Boston. In New York, Greyhound departs to Boston from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Boston, Greyhound arrives at South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Boston takes 5 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Boston in 4 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$33 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston from US$22. There are 3 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay US$31 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 4 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$32 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

New York, New York has two bus stations with service to Boston, Massachusetts:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

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

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Price trends for buses from New York to Boston

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Boston, MA

(Based on 363 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Arnold

January 17, 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Cons: 😄. Tips: Thank you. Cons: 😄. Tips: Thank you.

5.0

Maya

September 4, 2020 - Visiting family

OurBus

Trip was great, unlike the major bus companies OurBus only booked half-capacity for COVID so we got to be one to a seat. The driver was great and super nice. Trip was great, unlike the major bus companies OurBus only booked half-capacity for COVID so we got to be one to a seat. The driver was great and super nice.

5.0

Chantal

August 7, 2020 - Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Staff, water and cleanliness. Tips: May be a little late. Pros: Staff, water and cleanliness. Tips: May be a little late.

5.0

Essie Juanita

July 31, 2020 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Quite and peaceful Quite and peaceful

5.0

Paul

July 18, 2020 - Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Reliable. Leave on time .. Tips: Being a wireless charger no outlets at this time on buses. Pros: Reliable. Leave on time .. Tips: Being a wireless charger no outlets at this time on buses.

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