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Bus Route Overview: Boston to Hartford

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Boston to Hartford. Traveling by bus from Boston to Hartford usually takes around one hour and 59 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance93 mi (150 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price€12.66
Trips per day13
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Hartford

(Based on 66 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Kyanna

29 June 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Very clean bus, got to our destination quickly! Tips: Book this trip, it’s quick and convenient!

Pros: Very clean bus, got to our destination quickly! Tips: Book this trip, it’s quick and convenient!

5.0

Baila

16 June 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: On time. Quick and easy. Temperature in bus was good too. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: On time. Quick and easy. Temperature in bus was good too. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Rosemarie

7 June 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Punctual n safe

Punctual n safe

5.0

Baila

2 June 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Left on time and the ride was smooth. Got there early and had no issues at all!

Left on time and the ride was smooth. Got there early and had no issues at all!

4.0

Alexander

30 May 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Not a lot of people going back. Cons: Bit pricey.

Pros: Not a lot of people going back. Cons: Bit pricey.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Hartford?

€20.68 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Hartford. 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

€44€29€15JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Hartford is expected to range from €22 to €32. If you are looking to travel to Hartford within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €22 and can be found on 20 July 2022.

Monthly average prices

€49€39€29€19€10ASONDJFMAMJJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €22 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Hartford in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €26 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

€49€39€29€19€103020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €9.61 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Hartford?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Hartford available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US22h 0m€17.30
Greyhound52h 7m€27.47
Peter Pan Lines71h 52m€31.10
  • 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 2 trips per day from Boston to Hartford, 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 5 bus trips from Boston to Hartford every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Hartford usually start from €19.

  • 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 7 bus trips every day during the week and 7 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Hartford, offering bus tickets as low as €28.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct bus from Boston to Hartford?

There are 2 bus carriers that together provide 13 daily direct routes between Boston and Hartford: Greyhound and Peter Pan. An average Greyhound ticket for this route costs about $14.50, while the average Peter Pan ticket costs about $32.50. Traveling direct, a bus can make it from Boston to Hartford in as fast as 1 hour and 49 minutes, depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Is there a train that goes from Boston to Hartford?

The Amtrak Northwest Regional travels part of the way between Boston and Hartford. However, the train is not direct — you will have to transfer in New Haven, CT. That means the fastest you can get to Hartford from Boston via train is 3 hours and 2 minutes, which makes the bus a much faster and cheaper option. (Train tickets for this route average about $67.)

What is the earliest bus from Boston to Hartford?

The earliest bus to Hartford from Boston departs Beantown at about 6:00 a.m. EDT. There are 18 daily scheduled trips throughout the day, and the latest bus departs Boston around 10:00 p.m. EDT. Saturday is the busiest day of the week for this route, while Thursdays are the least busy.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Hartford 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.

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 bus 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 bus ride from Boston to Hartford?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 59 minutes to cover the 150 kilometers from Boston to Hartford. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus 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 bus?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from Boston to Hartford on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Hartford every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 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 Boston to Hartford; ticket prices start at €28.25.

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 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.

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station Bus Terminal - BOSSSB-0

Image credit: CaribDigita

Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

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