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Journey Information

There are 36 intercity buses per day from Boston to New York. Traveling by bus from Boston to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance190 mi (306 km)
Shortest duration3h 48m
Cheapest price€16.94
Trips per day36
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to New York, NY

(Based on 478 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Irvin

21 November 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Convenient. Cons: Cleaner bathroom.

Pros: Convenient. Cons: Cleaner bathroom.

4.0

Toby

20 November 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Very nice driver, barely late at all. Cons: Better mask enforcement and noise control, lower price. Tips: Get to the terminal early!

Pros: Very nice driver, barely late at all. Cons: Better mask enforcement and noise control, lower price. Tips: Get to the terminal early!

5.0

Chiragi

17 November 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Normally good

Normally good

5.0

james

11 November 2021- Solo travel

OurBus

Wi fi was great

Wi fi was great

5.0

Nikitha

5 November 2021- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Friendly driver making funny announcements. Cons: Bus lights were not working for me to turn them on just for my seat to read.

Pros: Friendly driver making funny announcements. Cons: Bus lights were not working for me to turn them on just for my seat to read.

Boston to New York Route Map

Boston New York

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

€31.49 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to New York. 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 Boston to New York is expected to range from €21 to €73. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €21. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €21 and can be found on 2 December 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €31 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 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €10.54 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New York?

There are multiple buses that travel from Boston to NYC, including Greyhound, Megabus, OurBus, and Peter Pan Bus. Here is what you should know about the 4 most popular bus lines:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US104h 39m€31.08
Greyhound134h 50m€42.08
OurBus44h 31m€43.19
Peter Pan Lines94h 21m€47.64
  • 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 10 trips per day from Boston to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 13 bus trips from Boston to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 50 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from €24.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 €17, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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 9 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and New York, offering bus tickets as low as €29.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you take the coach instead of flying?

Taking an intercity bus from Boston to New York City is a significantly cheaper option than taking the train or flying. Bus tickets are often available for less than $20, while a train ticket averages over $100, and a flight typically runs between $150 and $250. The average duration of a bus ride from Boston to New York is around 4 hours, which is nearly the same length of time as taking an Amtrak Northeast Regional train. A direct flight is only about 1 hour and 20 minutes, but most airlines also recommend you arrive 90 minutes early for a domestic flight.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to New York 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 long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 306 kilometers from Boston to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 48 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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?

Because many passengers travel from Boston to New York 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

There are buses from Boston to NYC all throughout the day. The first bus leaves at 02:00 and the last bus departs Boston at 20:00. This means that Boston to New York is an OK day trip if you depart early in the morning.

By catching the first morning bus from Boston, you’d make it to New York in ample time to grab lunch and catch a 2 pm or 3 pm matinee on Broadway before returning home. If you were to leave from Boston at 8 am, and wanted to return by 10 pm, you would have about six hours to spend in New York City.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 36 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Massachusetts to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to New York; ticket prices start at €25.86.

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.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Departure stations

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

  • LAZ parking lot - 90 Traveler Street

  • 39 Dalton Street

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Arrival stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • Greenwich St & Battery Place

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

  • Dinosaur BBQ - 700 W 125th

  • 44th St & 3rd Ave

  • Madison Ave btwn E 33rd and 34th St

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