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Hartford-Boston Bus Timetable

Bus
€31.57
09:05
Union Station - 1 Union Pl
12:20
South Station Bus Terminal
GLI
1 transfer
Bus
€27.41
09:30
Union Station - 1 Union Pl
11:20
South Station Bus Terminal
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
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09:30
Union Station - 1 Union Pl
13:50
South Station Bus Terminal
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Bus
€34.89
09:30
Union Station - 1 Union Pl
15:00
South Station Bus Terminal
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
€34.89
09:30
Union Station - 1 Union Pl
13:55
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Journey Information

Hartford to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€12.46
Shortest duration1h 50m
Trips per day10
Bus lines2

Hartford to Boston Route Map

Hartford Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the bus ride from Hartford to Boston?

By bus, the average drive time between Hartford and Boston is between 2 and 2.5 hours. If the bus is direct and traffic conditions are light, the bus can make it to Boston is as fast as 1 hour and 50 minutes. Hartford and Boston are about 101 miles (162.5 kilometers) apart.

Is it better to travel by bus or train from Hartford to Boston?

It is both cheaper and faster to travel from Boston to Hartford by bus. Train tickets to Boston average about $70, and the trip takes around 5 hours on average because you have to transfer trains in New Haven.

Traveling by bus, you can expect the ride to be much faster — 2.5 hours or less and tickets average around $10.

Are there any tolls between Boston and Hartford?

There are a number of tolls between Hartford and Boston if you travel I-90 N. Expect to pay between $3.40 and $4.40 if you have an E-ZPass, or even more if you end up having to pay online or by mail. I-84 N does not have any tolls, but will take you an additional 49 minutes versus taking I-90.

If you’d rather not worry about tolls at all, we recommend traveling by bus.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Hartford to Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ticket from Hartford to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €16.90 was the low point for bus fares from Hartford to Boston. Buses from Boston to Hartford are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €16.90 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €11.03 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 93 miles (150 kilometers) from Hartford, CT to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Because many passengers travel from Hartford to Boston at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus 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 buses leave Hartford?

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Hartford to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hartford to Boston; ticket prices start at €26.58.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Boston?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Hartford, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound52h 15m€19.66
Peter Pan Lines51h 52m€27.43

Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 5 bus trips from Hartford to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from €12.

Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in [Springfield, Massachusetts](/bus-tickets/us-ma/springfield/), the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the [District of Columbia](/bus-tickets/us-dc/). 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 5 bus trips every day during the week and 6 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Hartford and Boston, offering bus tickets as low as €27.

Price trends for buses from Hartford to Boston

Average prices by travel date

€37€25€12AprMay

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Hartford, CT to Boston, MA

(Based on 35 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Barbara

18 April 2021 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The bus was late in arriving to Hartford. No one at the station to ask about arrival and no phone number to call for help. I didn't know if I had missed the bus. Cons: A person on site or a phone number to call and assure that the bus was on its way. Pros: The bus was late in arriving to Hartford. No one at the station to ask about arrival and no phone number to call for help. I didn't know if I had missed the bus. Cons: A person on site or a phone number to call and assure that the bus was on its way.

5.0

Rachel

11 February 2021 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: friendly staff, very clean buses. Cons: nothing. Tips: no. Pros: friendly staff, very clean buses. Cons: nothing. Tips: no.

5.0

Nguyen

6 March 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

clean and driver is very friendly clean and driver is very friendly

5.0

Linnette

5 January 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

The ride was very smoothThe ride was very smooth

5.0

Bruce

24 November 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The drop-off location. Cons: Cleaner bus was trash everywhere. Tips: Be sure to arrive early. Pros: The drop-off location. Cons: Cleaner bus was trash everywhere. Tips: Be sure to arrive early.

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