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Boston-New York Bus Timetable
Boston to New York bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||4h 10m|
|Trips per day||14|
There are several bus options that can take you from Boston to New York City:
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 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 bus 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, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Boston to New York?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$22.63 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to New York. Buses from New York to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$22.63 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$14.82 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Boston, MA to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.
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 07:00 and the last bus departs Boston at 17:00. 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 14 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 New York; ticket prices start at US$29.00.
What bus companies travel from Boston to New York?
Where does the bus leave from in Boston?
Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Boston, Massachusetts. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:
- South Station Bus Terminal
- Logan Intl Airport
- 39 Dalton Street
Where does the bus arrive in New York?
Buses arrive in New York at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:
- Port Authority Bus Station
- GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
- Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21
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