Buses from Salem to Boston

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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Salem to Boston. Traveling by bus from Salem to Boston usually takes around 44 minutes, but the fastest Boston Express bus can make the trip in 40 minutes.

Distance30 mi (49 km)
Shortest duration0h 40m
Cheapest price€13.74
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceBoston Express
Bus lines2

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What bus companies travel from Salem to Boston?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Salem to Boston that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Boston Express usually offers more choice, with 10 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Boston Express100h 44m€13.74
Concord Coach Lines10h 45m€13.74
  • Boston Express

    Boston Express

    Book Boston Express from Salem to Boston from €14. There are 10 trips per day offered by Boston Express from Salem to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a Boston Express ticket to Boston. In Salem, Boston Express departs to Boston from Salem Transportation Center . In Boston, Boston Express arrives at South Station .

    An average trip on Boston Express from Salem to Boston takes 0 hours and 44 minutes , while the fastest available Boston Express trip will get you to Boston in 0 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Boston Express offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Boston.

  • Concord Coach Lines

    Concord Coach Lines

    Book Concord Coach Lines from Salem to Boston from €14. Typically there is one Concord Coach Lines schedule per day from Salem to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a Concord Coach Lines ticket to Boston. In Salem, Concord Coach Lines departs to Boston from Salem Transportation Center . In Boston, Concord Coach Lines arrives at South Station .

    An average trip on Concord Coach Lines from Salem to Boston takes 0 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Concord Coach Lines trip will get you to Boston in 0 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Concord Coach Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 44 minutes to cover the 49 kilometers from Salem to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 40 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Boston, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Salem?

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all buses from Salem to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Boston are there per day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Salem to Boston 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 Salem to Boston without transferring.

City Information


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Salem?

Main departure station: Salem Transportation Center

Most buses depart from the main station in Salem.

All bus stations in Salem:

  • Salem Transportation Center

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station - BOSSST-0

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Main arrival station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

Bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

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