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Helpful info about taking the coach from New York to Boston

  • Buses from New York to Boston depart from stations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. However, the vast majority of bus routes depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arrive at South Station in Boston.

    • It’s very easy to get to Port Authority before your bus to Boston departs. Port Authority Bus Terminal connects to over 10 subway lines via underground walkways, so you can get to the bus station from nearly anywhere on the MTA. Once you arrive in Boston, South Station connects to the MBTA network on the red and silver lines.

    • NYC and Boston are roughly 200 miles apart, and while some buses can make the trip in under four hours, the bus from New York City to Boston usually takes about four and a half hours. Late morning or early afternoon trips, departing between 9:30am and 2pm, are more likely to avoid rush hours in both cities, and the journey can take as little as 3 hours and 45 minutes.

    • Peter Pan, FlixBus, and Greyhound provide the most daily trips on this route, with tickets averaging around $35. While it was possible to find New York to Boston tickets for just $1 or $5 before the Covid-19 pandemic, now the cheapest tickets are usually around $20. You can still score deals if you book in advance, and OurBus frequently offers tickets from NYC to Boston for $17.

    • While it can be pricey to get a luxury bus from NYC to Boston, the vast majority of bus companies have stepped up their levels of service to include free WiFi, reclinable seats, and power outlets. When you search on Wanderu, take a look at each trip’s amenities icons to see how luxe the bus will be.

    • A day trip from New York City to Boston is entirely feasible by bus. Buses leave NYC as early as 5am, and the last bus leaving Boston departs at 8 pm. Catching an early bus from New York gives you plenty of time to catch a baseball game in Boston, or even make a connection to get to Cape Cod.

    • If you’re returning home after other travels, you can easily get from the JFK airport to Boston by bus and avoid taking a connecting flight (which could cost literally 10 times more). From JFK, hop on the subway or tram to 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal, where you can board your bus to Boston.

New York - Boston Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 77 intercity coaches per day from New York to Boston. Traveling by coach from New York to Boston usually takes around 4 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest CoachRun coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance190 mi (306 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price£7.24
Trips per day61
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines5

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York to Boston

(Based on 1023 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Fatimezahra

30 March 2024- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Bus was on time, the fact that the waiting area was inside the station is a plus, bus has its own gate. Clean Bathroom with toilet paper, phone charger. Cons: None. Tips: Just arrive 30 mn before time so you can do the line and choose better seats.

5.0

Yi

23 March 2024- Visiting friends

CoachRun

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: No. Tips: Recomention.

5.0

Mike

20 March 2024- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: I like very much. Cons: I buy more ticket. Tips: Good.

4.0

Japhet

15 March 2024- Solo travel

CoachRun

Pros: Arriving on time and comfortable sits. Cons: Layback sits. Tips: Keep time.

5.0

Lisa

14 March 2024- Visiting family

CoachRun

Pros: My 2nd trip. Cons: wifi support. Tips: Bring some toilet paper if the driver does not stop at a rest stop for gas.

New York to Boston Route Map

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

£30.28 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Boston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Boston is expected to range from £26 to £50. If you are looking to travel to Boston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £26 and can be found on 7 May 2024.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Boston in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £51 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

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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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £11.30 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from New York to Boston?

There are 5 bus lines from New York to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 31 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CoachRun24h 43m£16.82
FlixBus US314h 42m£35.03
Greyhound135h 6m£37.84
OurBus54h 7m£26.48
Peter Pan Lines265h 16m£36.37
  • Book CoachRun from New York to Boston from £7. There are 2 CoachRun schedules from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Boston. In New York, CoachRun departs to Boston from 321 W 42nd St and 1 other station. In Boston, CoachRun arrives at 3312 Dalton St and no other station.

    An average trip on CoachRun from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 43 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Boston.

  • 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 31 trips per day from New York to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 13 bus trips from New York to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 6 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from £19.

  • 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 New York to Boston if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston from £25. There are 26 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay 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 and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston takes 5 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 29 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The best coach lines serving New York City to Boston based on traveller reviews are:

  • Most consistent Wifi - OurBus
  • Most on time - CoachRun and Peter Pan Lines
  • Best deal - OurBus

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 190 miles from New York to Boston. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 45 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.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Boston. 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, 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.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 77 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 61 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 New York to Boston; ticket prices start at £16.09.

City Information

New York

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in New York?

Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Coaches to Boston leave from 10 stations in New York.

All coach stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 321 W 42nd St

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

Where does the coach arrive in Boston?

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

Coaches arrive in Boston at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • 39 Dalton St

  • 3312 Dalton St

  • 177 Huntington Ave

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