Boston to New York coach

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Boston - New York Coach Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype
from£24.21

Journey Information

There are 44 intercity coaches per day from Boston to New York. Traveling by coach from Boston to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest OurBus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance190 mi (306 km)
Shortest duration3h 38m
Cheapest price£13.72
Trips per day42
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines4

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Boston to New York

(Based on 833 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Nina

22 January 2023- Visiting friends

OurBus

The bus driver’s friendliness, safety and efficiency

The bus driver’s friendliness, safety and efficiency

4.0

Teresa

21 January 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Convenient and enjoyable. Tips: It’s a must try! More than likely to use this over and over adain.

Pros: Convenient and enjoyable. Tips: It’s a must try! More than likely to use this over and over adain.

5.0

David

19 January 2023- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Driver was great. Cons: My seat didn’t have an arm rest, I just didn’t realize before I sat down.

Pros: Driver was great. Cons: My seat didn’t have an arm rest, I just didn’t realize before I sat down.

4.0

Shaheen

18 January 2023- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: No hassles, good driver, clean bus, no unnecessary announcements or warnings (had experienced that in Greyhound), good price, smooth boarding. Cons: Worst part is to wait outside Sheraton Hotel, Dalton Street, Boston. I am a senior 76 years old male with physical...

Pros: No hassles, good driver, clean bus, no unnecessary announcements or warnings (had experienced that in Greyhound), good price, smooth boarding. Cons: Worst part is to wait outside Sheraton Hotel, Dalton Street, Boston. I am a senior 76 years old male with physical limitations. Bus was 30 minutes late and I was almost about to give up and abandon my trip. Return was great at Gate 21, Port Authority Terminal. Tips: If Boarding is improved at a proper shaded terminal I would recommend Our Bus to all travelers.

More

4.0

Manal

7 January 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Wonderful ans Nice drive! Cons: The seats. Tips: Safe trip!

Pros: Wonderful ans Nice drive! Cons: The seats. Tips: Safe trip!

Boston to New York Route Map

Boston New York

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

Typically £26.80 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to New York. At this price a coach trip is a cheap way to travel from Boston to New York. It’s easy to find a coach 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

£36£24£12JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to New York is expected to range from £24 to £35. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £24 and can be found on 15 February 2023.

Monthly average prices

£40£32£24£16£8MAMJJASONDJF

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £33 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£61£48£36£24£123020100

Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £3.79 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Boston to New York?

There are multiple coaches that travel from Boston to NYC, including Greyhound, Megabus, OurBus, and Peter Pan Bus. Here is what you should know about the 4 most popular coach lines:
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US214h 49m£28.42
Greyhound124h 56m£29.66
OurBus34h 10m£24.59
Peter Pan Lines84h 30m£31.31
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 Boston to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 12 bus trips from Boston to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 56 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from £19.

  • 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 £14, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to New York 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 9 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and New York, offering bus tickets as low as £15.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you take the coach instead of flying?

Taking a bus from Boston to New York City is a significantly cheaper option than taking the train or flying. Bus tickets are often available for less than $20, while a train ticket averages over $100, and a flight typically runs between $150 and $250. The average duration of a bus ride from Boston to New York is around 4 hours, which is nearly the same length of time as taking an Amtrak Northeast Regional train. A direct flight is only about 1 hour and 20 minutes, but most airlines also recommend you arrive 90 minutes early for a domestic flight.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Boston to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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.

How long is the coach ride from Boston to New York?

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 190 miles from Boston to New York. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 38 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Boston?

There are coaches from Boston to NYC all throughout the day. The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach departs Boston at 20:00. This means that Boston to New York is an OK day trip if you depart early in the morning.

By catching the first morning bus from Boston, you’d make it to New York in ample time to grab lunch and catch a 2 pm or 3 pm matinee on Broadway before returning home. If you were to leave from Boston at 8 am, and wanted to return by 10 pm, you would have about six hours to spend in New York City.

How many coach departures serve New York each day?

There are 44 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 42 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to New York; ticket prices start at £25.02.

City Information

Boston

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.

New York

NYC-0NYC-1NYC-2

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Boston?

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

Coaches to New York leave from 4 stations in Boston.

All coach stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton Street

Where does the coach arrive in New York?

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

Image credit: Rob Young

Link to image attribution

Main arrival 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.

Coach stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

Get around town with Moovit

Download Moovit to see all of your local transit options in New York. Download here

Need a return trip from New York to Boston?

Search Coach Tickets

Plan your next adventure

Wanderu is the simplest way to book coach and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare coach and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap coach and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading coach and train companies, we always have the best coach and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android