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Boston-New York Bus Timetable

Bus
US$49.00
07:00
South Station Bus Terminal
11:30
Port Authority Bus Station
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
Bus
US$70.00
07:00
South Station Bus Terminal
14:20
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
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US$58.00
07:30
Logan Intl Airport
14:20
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$58.00
08:05
South Station Bus Terminal
14:20
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$49.00
09:00
South Station Bus Terminal
13:30
Port Authority Bus Station
GLI
0 transfers
Bus
US$57.00
09:45
South Station Bus Terminal
16:50
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$49.00
10:00
South Station Bus Terminal
14:20
Port Authority Bus Station
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
Bus
US$70.00
10:00
South Station Bus Terminal
16:50
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$57.00
10:50
South Station Bus Terminal
16:50
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$45.00
11:15
Logan Intl Airport
18:20
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$48.00
12:30
South Station Bus Terminal
16:50
Port Authority Bus Station
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
Bus
US$51.00
12:30
South Station Bus Terminal
17:25
Port Authority Bus Station
GLI
0 transfers
Bus
US$70.00
12:30
South Station Bus Terminal
18:20
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$51.00
13:15
South Station Bus Terminal
19:20
Port Authority Bus Station
GLI
0 transfers
Bus
US$59.00
13:45
South Station Bus Terminal
19:50
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$36.00
14:00
South Station Bus Terminal
18:20
Port Authority Bus Station
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
Bus
US$59.00
14:00
South Station Bus Terminal
19:50
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$70.00
14:00
South Station Bus Terminal
19:50
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$60.00
14:30
Logan Intl Airport
21:20
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
Bus
US$60.00
15:15
Logan Intl Airport
21:20
Port Authority Bus Station
Multiple carriers
1 transfer
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Journey Information

Boston to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$25.00
Shortest duration4h 15m
Trips per day10
Bus lines2

Boston to New York Route Map

Boston New York

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 much is a bus ticket from Boston to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$30.17 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$30.17 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save US$10.34 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Boston, MA to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Boston to New York for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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?

There are buses from Boston to NYC all throughout the day. The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus departs Boston at 18:00. 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 10 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 US$29.00.

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 2 most popular bus lines:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound54h 53mUS$34.16
Peter Pan Lines54h 22mUS$34.56

Book Greyhound from Boston to New York from US$26. There are 5 Greyhound schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay US$34 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Boston, Greyhound departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$36 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York from US$25. There are 5 Peter Pan Lines schedules from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay US$35 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay US$37 for a weekend getaway trip to New York.

Price trends for buses from Boston to New York

Average prices by travel date

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 401 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Zhour

30 March 2021 - Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: I love the time. The safety ,. Cons: Awesome the way it is. Tips: Travel with Peter Pan for your safety. Pros: I love the time. The safety ,. Cons: Awesome the way it is. Tips: Travel with Peter Pan for your safety.

5.0

youssef

18 March 2021 -

Peter Pan Lines

Beautiful journey I was sleeping from beginning to endBeautiful journey I was sleeping from beginning to end

5.0

Cerasela

14 March 2021 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Driver safe, pleasant, professional, informative, felt like he cares. Cons: continue to reinforce rules, when not followed by passengers. Tips: Please, be respectful of each other by wearing a mask at all times. Pros: Driver safe, pleasant, professional, informative, felt like he cares. Cons: continue to reinforce rules, when not followed by passengers. Tips: Please, be respectful of each other by wearing a mask at all times.

5.0

Sarah

15 February 2021 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: the timely arrival, how kind and entertaining our bus driver was (and how he kept us informed and communicated well throughout the trip, really appreciated him!), also the giant windows were awesome for good views. Cons: the adherence to social distancing: i wish... Pros: the timely arrival, how kind and entertaining our bus driver was (and how he kept us informed and communicated well throughout the trip, really appreciated him!), also the giant windows were awesome for good views. Cons: the adherence to social distancing: i wish that each two seater was reserved for one person, i know that the company would lose out on money this way, but the bus was packed to the brim and i didn’t realize we’d be in such close proximity to others, i felt uncomfortable even taking sips of water. Tips: make sure you get there early because window seats are much more comfortable than aisle seats.More

5.0

Marysela

14 February 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The price. Cons: One person per 2 chairs. Not doubling up. Tips: Nope. Pros: The price. Cons: One person per 2 chairs. Not doubling up. Tips: Nope.

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