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Journey Information

New York to Boston coach - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$9.00
Shortest Duration4h 15m
Trips per day13
Coach lines3

New York to Boston Route Map

New York Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to take the bus from NYC to Boston than driving?

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.

What is the best coach from NY to Boston?

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

Is it safe to travel by coach 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 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 this holiday season, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$24.60 was the low point for coach fares from New York to Boston. Coaches from Boston to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$24.60 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on coach tickets for the upcoming winter holidays is by booking as early as possible. You should book your coach at least 28 days in advance in order to save on winter travel. By doing so, you could save US$14.32 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 4 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from New York, NY to Boston, MA. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 15 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?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Boston at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. 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 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 New York?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 US$29.00.

What coach companies travel from New York to Boston?

There are 3 coach lines from New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound75h 0mUS$36.39
OurBus14h 29mUS$40.94
Peter Pan Lines64h 27mUS$37.22

Where does the coach leave from in New York?

Coaches to Boston leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21
  • Port Authority Bus Station, South Wing, Gate 12

Where does the coach arrive in Boston?

Coaches arrive in Boston at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport
  • 39 Dalton Street

Price trends for coaches from New York to Boston

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 New York, NY to Boston, MA
4.4
Based on 361 ratings and reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 48 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.5
Sarah
5.0
5 March 2020Business
Pros
On-time arrival, despite leaving late and stopping! Great!On-time arrival, despite leaving late and stopping! Great!
Cons
Didn't love the super loud announcements at the beginning. Not sure about the wifi.Didn't love the super loud announcements at the beginning. Not sure about the wifi.
Tips
My favorite bus!My favorite bus!
Renee
5.0
23 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver is very efficient The driver is very efficient
Cons
Hand restHand rest
Tips
Arrive on timeArrive on time
Ani
5.0
21 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Booking on Wanderu was easy. (Awesome job team!) The bus took off and arrived on-time. I loved the convenient outlets at each seat. I watched a few shows on my laptop and the 4 hours went by so fast.Booking on Wanderu was easy. (Awesome job team!) The bus took off and arrived on-time. I loved the convenient outlets at each seat. I watched a few shows on my laptop and the 4 hours went by so fast.
Cons
I think the duration was listed at 3 hours 35min? But usually I know it takes ; hours w/ no traffic so my expectations were realistic. But new travelers might have felt mislead by the shorter duration. I think the duration was listed at 3 hours 35min? But usually I know it takes ; hours w/ no traffic so my expectations were realistic. But new travelers might have felt mislead by the shorter duration.
Aakansha
5.0
14 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Everything was great! Everything was great!
Cons
Please mention somewhere that there's a food break in between. Please mention somewhere that there's a food break in between.
Tips
Boltbus has a food break in between. Boltbus has a food break in between.
Cassandra
4.0
14 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus was quiet, comfortable, and the trip was generally good. Bus was quiet, comfortable, and the trip was generally good.
Cons
We ended up being about an hour late, although mostly from NYC/Boston traffic. We ended up being about an hour late, although mostly from NYC/Boston traffic.
Tips
The stop is outside so be prepared to wait outside in the rain/cold for a while, especially if the bus is late. The stop is outside so be prepared to wait outside in the rain/cold for a while, especially if the bus is late.

Based on 77 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 54 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.9
Value
3.6
Condition
4.2
Essie Juanita
5.0
31 July 2020Visiting family
Pros
Quite and peaceful Quite and peaceful
Ryan
4.0
4 May 2020Solo travel
Pros
I liked that they kept social distancing in mind! We were able to sit alone and stay apart. I liked that they kept social distancing in mind! We were able to sit alone and stay apart.
Cons
The bus driver wasn’t the friendliest. But all in all it was a quick and easy trip. The bus driver wasn’t the friendliest. But all in all it was a quick and easy trip.
Tips
N/AN/A
Mara Inez
5.0
23 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was my first time riding the bus but my experience was a good one. It was my first time riding the bus but my experience was a good one.
Melany
5.0
6 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Friendly driver Friendly driver
Cons
None None
Tips
Bus was great Bus was great
Camilla
5.0
10 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything was done smoothly to prep for it!Everything was done smoothly to prep for it!
Cons
Prices were a bit overpriced Prices were a bit overpriced

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
3.0
Sydney
5.0
20 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus arrived late but left very quickly, boarding was simple, the staff was friendly and the drop-off location was fabulous. The driver took an excellent route - the drive took only 4.5 hours which is great for a Friday night.The bus arrived late but left very quickly, boarding was simple, the staff was friendly and the drop-off location was fabulous. The driver took an excellent route - the drive took only 4.5 hours which is great for a Friday night.
Cons
Getting notified that the bus would be 30 minutes late. Getting notified that the bus would be 30 minutes late.

Based on 74 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 46 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.4
Jorge
4.0
6 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was clean and spacious with very little people on the bus.It was clean and spacious with very little people on the bus.
Cons
It took me 10 minutes of walking around the huge building 0to try and find the bus stop, maybe write a more descriptive message on how to find the bus stop.It took me 10 minutes of walking around the huge building 0to try and find the bus stop, maybe write a more descriptive message on how to find the bus stop.
Tips
If you cant find your bus stop don't be adraid to ask a 100 strangers if they know were it is.If you cant find your bus stop don't be adraid to ask a 100 strangers if they know were it is.
Sara
4.0
1 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Boarding process was efficient (though a little delayed) and bus was very cleanBoarding process was efficient (though a little delayed) and bus was very clean
Cons
We were a little late leavingWe were a little late leaving
Tips
Bring layers in case you get too hot/cold, and bring a portable power bank in case you don't have an outlet at your seat or it doesn't workBring layers in case you get too hot/cold, and bring a portable power bank in case you don't have an outlet at your seat or it doesn't work
Luis
4.0
25 January 2020Solo travel
Cons
The driver is better being reserved not talk to much. Also be more professional when speaking passengers are not his street's friends The driver is better being reserved not talk to much. Also be more professional when speaking passengers are not his street's friends
Tips
It's good ride when making last minute plans. It's good ride when making last minute plans.
Caroline
4.0
11 January 2020Visiting friends
Cons
The overhead lights are misaligned from the seats. The overhead lights are misaligned from the seats.
Lisa
4.0
8 January 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Megabus is ALWAYS so clean. I always try to get a Megabus on my trips. They are definitely my favorite. Megabus is ALWAYS so clean. I always try to get a Megabus on my trips. They are definitely my favorite.
Cons
I wish the driver would just quickly tell us upon boarding the bus where we were heading. Just a quick, "This is the bus to Boston, welcome aboard" would have been great. The gentleman outside who was helping get people onto the bus was spectacular, friendly, and upbeat...I wish the driver would just quickly tell us upon boarding the bus where we were heading. Just a quick, "This is the bus to Boston, welcome aboard" would have been great. The gentleman outside who was helping get people onto the bus was spectacular, friendly, and upbeat, though. I am sorry I did not get his name.More

Based on 70 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 52 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.4
Paul
5.0
18 July 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Reliable. Leave on time ..Reliable. Leave on time ..
Tips
Being a wireless charger no outlets at this time on buses.Being a wireless charger no outlets at this time on buses.
Sheldon
5.0
8 March 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Ease and comfort of trip Ease and comfort of trip
Cons
Keep up the great workKeep up the great work
Tips
Go with Peter Pan they get you where you need to goGo with Peter Pan they get you where you need to go
Michele
4.0
3 March 2020Couples trip
Cons
Letting other passengers know to respect their fellow passengers. Example: using your phone etc. Letting other passengers know to respect their fellow passengers. Example: using your phone etc.
Christian
5.0
1 March 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Driver - he was hilarious and drove very smoothly. Also full usb outlets in the middle of the seats was a game changer - nothing worse then sitting near the window and having to have your neighbors cord running under/over your legs.Driver - he was hilarious and drove very smoothly. Also full usb outlets in the middle of the seats was a game changer - nothing worse then sitting near the window and having to have your neighbors cord running under/over your legs.
Cons
The headrest on the seats are uncomfortable however I do love the foot restsThe headrest on the seats are uncomfortable however I do love the foot rests
Rukayat Olabisi
5.0
22 February 2020Regular commuter
Tips
Peter Pan isn't as bad the reviews I read said it was. Was a great bargain for the price. Ride was pretty smooth too. Peter Pan isn't as bad the reviews I read said it was. Was a great bargain for the price. Ride was pretty smooth too.

Based on 60 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 32 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
4.3
Condition
4.2
Helena
5.0
8 March 2020Business
Pros
Quick, comfortable and good price! Quick, comfortable and good price!
Cons
nonenone
Tips
Definitely go with Wanderu.Definitely go with Wanderu.
Vikram
4.0
28 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Clean and spacious bus.Clean and spacious bus.
Cons
Starting from 34th street, the bus takes a route north that goes right through the heart of Manhattan. This adds 30-45 minutes to the travel time - we crossed over from Manhattan into the Bronx a full hour after the bus left. Most other buses that I've taken immediately...Starting from 34th street, the bus takes a route north that goes right through the heart of Manhattan. This adds 30-45 minutes to the travel time - we crossed over from Manhattan into the Bronx a full hour after the bus left. Most other buses that I've taken immediately exit Manhattan into New Jersey or Brooklyn/Queens, and go north from there. Also, there was supposed to be WiFi on the bus but it didn't work.More
June
5.0
20 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Did not like the lack of charging portsDid not like the lack of charging ports
Cons
Phone charging stationPhone charging station
Tips
Travel lightTravel light
Pierre
4.0
14 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was very helpful and vigilant. He drove with great care for all the passengers. We arrived 5 mins earlier as well.The driver was very helpful and vigilant. He drove with great care for all the passengers. We arrived 5 mins earlier as well.
Cons
USB ports/ wifi password present for passengers. USB ports/ wifi password present for passengers.
Tips
Bring a snack, but you will be heading to a Burger King for a 15 mins break:so prepare for burgers, chicken sandwich, fries, shakes, and desserts. Bring a snack, but you will be heading to a Burger King for a 15 mins break:so prepare for burgers, chicken sandwich, fries, shakes, and desserts.
Anna
4.0
2 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
fastfast
Cons
information given to passengers about expected arrival timeinformation given to passengers about expected arrival time

Based on 40 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.5
Value
4.4
Condition
4.8
Maya
5.0
4 September 2020Visiting family
Pros
Trip was great, unlike the major bus companies OurBus only booked half-capacity for COVID so we got to be one to a seat. The driver was great and super nice. Trip was great, unlike the major bus companies OurBus only booked half-capacity for COVID so we got to be one to a seat. The driver was great and super nice.
Chantal
5.0
7 August 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Staff, water and cleanliness.Staff, water and cleanliness.
Tips
May be a little late.May be a little late.
Isaacs
5.0
3 March 2020Couples trip
Pros
This was one of the smoothest and cleanest coach bus trips I have taking so far and I’ve taken a few . The drivers were very pleasant and helpful . We did switch drivers at one point but I wish I caught the male drivers name because he was awesome This was one of the smoothest and cleanest coach bus trips I have taking so far and I’ve taken a few . The drivers were very pleasant and helpful . We did switch drivers at one point but I wish I caught the male drivers name because he was awesome
Tips
Use this company whenever possible Use this company whenever possible
Lauren
4.0
23 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Much cheaper options than Amtrak for about the same amount of time.Much cheaper options than Amtrak for about the same amount of time.
Cons
The stops along the route were not communicated by the staff, and the driver got lost a few times. For a late night Sunday bus ride, this was a big of an annoyance.The stops along the route were not communicated by the staff, and the driver got lost a few times. For a late night Sunday bus ride, this was a big of an annoyance.
Tips
If you don't want fast food for dinner, bring food on the bus. If you don't want fast food for dinner, bring food on the bus.
Waltraud
5.0
30 December 2019Vacation
Pros
We felt very save with the good driver. Bis was good in Time We felt very save with the good driver. Bis was good in Time
Cons
Wifi in bus. Wifi in bus.
Tips
Ourbus is a good option to travel. Ourbus is a good option to travel.

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