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Journey Information

Boston to New York coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceCHF 23.81
Shortest Duration4h 10m
Trips per day8
Coach lines2

Boston to New York Route Map

Boston New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you take the coach instead of flying?

Taking an intercity 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.

In addition, federal law requires all coach 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 coach.

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 coach ticket from Boston to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, CHF 25.21 was the low point for coach fares from Boston to New York. Coaches from New York to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than CHF 25.21 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 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save CHF 7.53 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 4 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Boston, MA to New York, NY. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the coach.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Boston to New York for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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?

There are coaches from Boston to NYC all throughout the day. The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach departs Boston at 17:00. 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 coaches are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Massachusetts to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to New York; ticket prices start at CHF 26.56.

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 2 most popular coach lines:
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound54h 58mCHF 28.03
Peter Pan Lines34h 23mCHF 28.95

Book Greyhound from Boston to New York from CHF 24. There are 5 Greyhound schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay CHF 28 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Boston, Greyhound departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 10 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay CHF 30 for a weekend getaway to New York.

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York from CHF 24. There are 3 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay CHF 29 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 10 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay CHF 30 for a weekend getaway to New York.

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 New York?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in New York, New York:

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

Price trends for coaches from Boston to New York

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 New York, NY

(Based on 397 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Sarah

15 February 2021 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: the timely arrival, how kind and entertaining our bus driver was (and how he kept us informed and communicated well throughout the trip, really appreciated him!), also the giant windows were awesome for good views. Cons: the adherence to social distancing: i wish... Pros: the timely arrival, how kind and entertaining our bus driver was (and how he kept us informed and communicated well throughout the trip, really appreciated him!), also the giant windows were awesome for good views. Cons: the adherence to social distancing: i wish that each two seater was reserved for one person, i know that the company would lose out on money this way, but the bus was packed to the brim and i didn’t realize we’d be in such close proximity to others, i felt uncomfortable even taking sips of water. Tips: make sure you get there early because window seats are much more comfortable than aisle seats.More

5.0

Marysela

14 February 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The price. Cons: One person per 2 chairs. Not doubling up. Tips: Nope. Pros: The price. Cons: One person per 2 chairs. Not doubling up. Tips: Nope.

5.0

Carlos

23 January 2021 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I did like all 👍. Cons: I need them to improve the WiFi service because it’s not working and must pay for using it Some others bus have free access to WiFi why can’t do same. Tips: Y’all should ride with greyhound bus. Pros: I did like all 👍. Cons: I need them to improve the WiFi service because it’s not working and must pay for using it Some others bus have free access to WiFi why can’t do same. Tips: Y’all should ride with greyhound bus.

5.0

Katherine

28 June 2020 - Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Few people on the bus, quiet and clean. Cons: The seat were kinda small. Tips: I actually didn’t feel the 4hrs from Boston to NY. It was a fast drive. Pros: Few people on the bus, quiet and clean. Cons: The seat were kinda small. Tips: I actually didn’t feel the 4hrs from Boston to NY. It was a fast drive.

5.0

carlos

2 May 2020 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I couldn’t tell but I did like the bus service. Cons: Best WiFi Connection because was poor I can’t navigate on the red. Tips: Choose this bus company because they’re sometime cheap but good service and comfortable seat 💺. Pros: I couldn’t tell but I did like the bus service. Cons: Best WiFi Connection because was poor I can’t navigate on the red. Tips: Choose this bus company because they’re sometime cheap but good service and comfortable seat 💺.

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