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Journey Information

Boston to Newark coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£20.40
Shortest Duration5h 15m
Trips per day5
Coach lines1

Boston to Newark Route Map

Boston Newark

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Megabus go from Boston to Newark?

No, there is no Megabus service between Boston and Newark. The closest you can get to Newark on Megabus is taking it from Boston to New York City. However, BoltBus and Greyhound both have service from Boston to Newark, so that may be a better option.

How long is the drive from Boston to Newark?

The trip from Boston to Newark covers about 226 miles (364 kilometers) and takes about 4 hours 30 minutes to drive. A bus from Boston to Newark typically takes between 4 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours, depending on factors like traffic, weather, and whether the bus is making additional stops.

Is there a bus from Boston to Newark Airport?

No, there is no bus that travels from Boston directly to Newark Liberty International Airport. However, buses from Boston will take you to Penn Station in Newark, and from there you can take a 10-minute trip on the NJ Transit to Newark Airport for only $8.25.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Boston to Newark 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 coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach 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 coach ticket from Boston to Newark?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £20.40 was the low point for coach fares from Boston to Newark. Coaches from Newark to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £20.40 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 22 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £14.05 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 6 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 196 miles (316 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Newark, NJ. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Newark at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 coach 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 coaches leave Boston?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches 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 Boston to Newark; ticket prices start at £25.89.

What coach companies travel from Boston to Newark?

There is one coach company that operates from Boston to Newark. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by coach. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound56h 26m£26.73

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the coach arrive in Newark?

All coaches from Boston arrive at one main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for coaches from Boston to Newark

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Boston, MA to Newark, NJ

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Nathaniel

18 January 2020 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Everything was running on time. Driver got us to the city sooner than expected 👌. Cons: Bigger overhead to put your carry on in. Tips: Be on time! Pros: Everything was running on time. Driver got us to the city sooner than expected 👌. Cons: Bigger overhead to put your carry on in. Tips: Be on time!

5.0

Alinamarissa

23 November 2019 - Visiting family

BoltBus

on time and great priceon time and great price

4.0

Caroline

11 October 2019 - Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: The trip was super late. Cons: Time. Tips: N/A. Pros: The trip was super late. Cons: Time. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Anne

31 July 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Excellent trip! Cons: Trying to be on time. Tips: Buy your ticket with wanderu and Enjoy your trip! Pros: Excellent trip! Cons: Trying to be on time. Tips: Buy your ticket with wanderu and Enjoy your trip!

5.0

Sergia

6 July 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Driver was careful and got me to my destination in a fast safe mannerDriver was careful and got me to my destination in a fast safe manner

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