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Bus Route Overview: Cambridge to New York

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Cambridge to New York. Traveling by bus from Cambridge to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance189 mi (304 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price€21.03
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGo Buses
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Cambridge to New York

(Based on 53 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Sabine

17 June 2022- Visiting friends

Go Buses

Pros: Friendly driver who was very helpful with luggage, with answering questions. Due to immens traffic were arrived late- was not driver's fault. Tips: Don't talk so loud that one hears every word in loudspeak.

Pros: Friendly driver who was very helpful with luggage, with answering questions. Due to immens traffic were arrived late- was not driver's fault. Tips: Don't talk so loud that one hears every word in loudspeak.

5.0

Eugene

20 May 2022- Solo travel

Go Buses

Turn on the power to the outlet to charge cell phone

Turn on the power to the outlet to charge cell phone

5.0

Elsa

19 April 2022- Visiting family

Go Buses

Pros: Everything ! Cons: Nothing. Tips: Great prices, amazing staff and driver.

Pros: Everything ! Cons: Nothing. Tips: Great prices, amazing staff and driver.

4.0

Celeste

14 April 2022- Visiting friends

Go Buses

Pros: Easy to get to pick up location and central drop off location. Cons: I couldn't adjust the seat back.

Pros: Easy to get to pick up location and central drop off location. Cons: I couldn't adjust the seat back.

5.0

Niklas

3 April 2022- Visiting friends

Go Buses

Pros: Very comfortable seats, good driving, arrival ahead of schedule. Cons: Several of the outlets for charging devices were not working. Tips: Check the charging outlet at your seat to make sure you have a working one before you settle in!

Pros: Very comfortable seats, good driving, arrival ahead of schedule. Cons: Several of the outlets for charging devices were not working. Tips: Check the charging outlet at your seat to make sure you have a working one before you settle in!

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

Typically €23.57 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to New York. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Cambridge to New York. 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

€43€29€14JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Cambridge to New York is expected to range from €23 to €37. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €23. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €23 and can be found on 11 July 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cambridge to New York in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €45 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 22 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €13.60 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Cambridge to New York?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Cambridge to New York that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Go Buses usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US14h 15m€31.28
Go Buses24h 15m€28.05
  • 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 1 trips per day from Cambridge to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Go Buses

    Go Buses

    GoBuses is a popular bus company with cheap tickets on various routes across the Northeast, including stops in Cambridge and New York. GoBuses’ top priority is providing reliable, safe travel for all passengers with an average of 2 trips on this route per day. The carrier also offers onboard amenities for your comfort, including extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms on every bus, and power outlets at your seat.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the drive from Cambridge to New York City?

The drive from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to New York City covers about 215 miles (346 kilometers), which usually takes about 4 hours 30 minutes by car or by bus.

Is there a train from Cambridge to New York City?

No, there is not a train from Cambridge to New York City, but Amtrak does run between central Boston and New York City. However, the bus from Cambridge might be a better option. Although the bus does take an hour longer than the train, train tickets usually cost an average of $101, whereas bus tickets start at just $10, and you can depart directly from Cambridge instead of commuting to a downtown Amtrak station.

Is Cambridge to New York a good day-trip?

Cambridge to New York is not a great day trip, but it’s doable. You could take a bus from Cambridge as early as 1:00 a.m. If you opted for a later time, you could leave Cambridge at 5:00 a.m. and arrive in New York City at 9:30 a.m.

Traveling back to Cambridge, you could depart at 10:30 p.m. and arrive back in Cambridge at 3:10 a.m. the next morning. If you prefer to arrive back in Cambridge before midnight, you could leave NYC at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in Cambridge at 11:50 p.m.

Arriving in NYC at 9:30 a.m. and leaving at 7:40 p.m. would give you a total of 10 hours 10 minutes in The Big Apple. However, with a total travel time of 8 hours 40 minutes, you’d be on a bus for the same amount of time that you’d be in the city.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cambridge 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.

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 Cambridge to New York?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 304 kilometers from Cambridge to New York. 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Cambridge?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Cambridge to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to New York are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Cambridge 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 Cambridge to New York without transferring.

City Information

Cambridge

Cambridge, Massachusetts, is known for its stellar academic institutions (just like its English counterpart), located just across the Charles River from Boston. MIT and Harvard bring thousands of bright young minds to Cambridge, so expect to see lots of bars and restaurants to cater to the student crowd. Harvard University's campus is a draw for locals and visitors alike; walk through the historic Harvard Yard or visit some of the campus museums, the Harvard Art Museums and Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Harvard Square and Central Square are two hubs for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Some local favorites include Lamplighter Brewing Company on Broadway, the Mad Monkfish for sushi, and Shay's Pub & Wine Bar. Sweat off your hangover the next day with a bike ride or walk along the Charles River Esplanade, with excellent views of the Boston skyline.

Cambridge connects to Boston's subway system, the T, on the red line. This makes it easy to reach Boston Logan Airport via public transportation. The nearest Amtrak station is also in Boston, but some intercity buses offer service directly into Cambridge. Go Buses and FlixBus US connect Cambridge to New York, Hartford, and Philadelphia with affordable bus tickets.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Cambridge?

Main departure station: Alewife Bus Station

Cambridge has two bus stations with service to New York.

All bus stations in Cambridge:

  • Alewife Bus Station

  • 2 Cambridgepark Dr

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