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Journey Information

Boston, MA to Springfield, MA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€5.04
Shortest duration2h 30m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go from Boston to Springfield?

Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines both offer routes from Boston to Springfield, Massachusetts. Peter Pan offers the most options with 10 per day, and you can expect to pay about $21 for a ticket. The average travel time on Peter Pan is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. Greyhound offers 4 routes per day, but has cheaper tickets than Peter Pan, averaging just $10. The average travel time on Greyhound is 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Is there a train from Boston to Springfield?

There are two direct trains per day between Boston and Springfield on the Amtrak Lakeshore Limited. Tickets average $22, and the average travel time is 2 hours and 24 minutes. There are also a number of indirect trains that operate daily, if you are willing to endure transfers. Tickets tend to be more expensive, however, and the travel time takes an additional 2 hours.

Is Boston to Springfield a good day-trip?

A day trip from Boston to Springfield is definitely doable. Considering the first bus of the day leaves Boston at 6:00 a.m., and the ride takes just 2 hours and 15 minutes, you could get in a relatively complete day of activities in Springfield before heading home. The last bus back to Boston doesn’t leave until 9:00 p.m., so theoretically you could get in a full 12 hours in Springfield.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Springfield 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 Boston to Springfield?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €7.56 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Springfield. Buses from Springfield to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €7.56 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 €8.22 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Springfield, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 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 Boston to Springfield 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 Boston?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Springfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Springfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston, MA to Springfield, MA; ticket prices start at €7.56.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Springfield?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Boston, Massachusetts to Springfield, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound12h 30m€9.62
Peter Pan Lines32h 55m€16.82

Book Greyhound from Boston to Springfield from €5. There are 1 Greyhound schedules from Boston to Springfield and you can expect on average to pay €10 for a Greyhound ticket to Springfield. In Boston, Greyhound departs to Springfield from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In Springfield, Greyhound arrives at Union Station Transportation Center and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to Springfield takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €11 for a weekend getaway trip to Springfield.

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Springfield from €17. There are 3 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to Springfield and you can expect on average to pay €17 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Springfield. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Springfield from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In Springfield, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station Transportation Center and no other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Springfield takes 2 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Springfield in 2 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €17 for a weekend getaway trip to Springfield.

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Springfield?

All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Springfield, Massachusetts:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

Price trends for buses from Boston to Springfield

Average prices by travel date

€25€17€8MarMar

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 Boston, MA to Springfield, MA

(Based on 28 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

ann m

26 January 2021 - Visiting family

Greyhound

RelaxingRelaxing

4.0

Jennifer

29 February 2020 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: the environment on the bus is very nice, good temperature and spacious seats. Cons: better internet connection, it works but very slow. Pros: the environment on the bus is very nice, good temperature and spacious seats. Cons: better internet connection, it works but very slow.

5.0

Mindy

27 January 2020 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Fast, inexpensive, got me there. Cons: WiFi didn't work till Worcester, though I was probably the only one on the bus who cared.... Pros: Fast, inexpensive, got me there. Cons: WiFi didn't work till Worcester, though I was probably the only one on the bus who cared....

5.0

Kristen

18 January 2020 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Easy .. left right on time .. got there on time and safe even in the snow Easy .. left right on time .. got there on time and safe even in the snow

5.0

Marlene

10 December 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Easy, convenient, inexpensive and enjoyable. Tips: Plan ahead and purchase your ticket. Pros: Easy, convenient, inexpensive and enjoyable. Tips: Plan ahead and purchase your ticket.

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