Find bus tickets from New York to Boston
New York to Boston bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||4h 10m|
|Trips per day||19|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it cheaper to take the bus from NYC to Boston or drive there yourself?
Yes, taking the bus from NY to Boston is a cheaper than driving there yourself. The price of a bus ticket to Boston from NYC costs on average of $17, which is likely to be less than the average cost to fill a tank of gas for this route.
If you were to drive there in your own vehicle, 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 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 New York to Boston?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$19.84 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$19.84 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 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$16.87 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
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, 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?
How many buses are there each day?
There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 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?
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
- W 34th St and 11th Ave
- GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
Where does the bus arrive in Boston?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Boston, Massachusetts:
- South Station Bus Terminal
- Logan Intl Airport
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