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Helpful info about taking the bus from New York to Boston

  • Buses from New York to Boston depart from stations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. However, the vast majority of bus routes depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arrive at South Station in Boston.

    • It’s very easy to get to Port Authority before your bus to Boston departs. Port Authority Bus Terminal connects to over 10 subway lines via underground walkways, so you can get to the bus station from nearly anywhere on the MTA. Once you arrive in Boston, South Station connects to the MBTA network on the red and silver lines.

    • NYC and Boston are roughly 200 miles apart, and while some buses can make the trip in under four hours, the bus from New York City to Boston usually takes about four and a half hours. Late morning or early afternoon trips, departing between 9:30am and 2pm, are more likely to avoid rush hours in both cities, and the journey can take as little as 3 hours and 48 minutes.

    • Peter Pan, FlixBus, and Greyhound provide the most daily trips on this route, with tickets averaging around $35. While it was possible to find New York to Boston tickets for just $1 or $5 before the Covid-19 pandemic, now the cheapest tickets are usually around $20. You can still score deals if you book in advance, and OurBus frequently offers tickets from NYC to Boston for $17.

    • While it can be pricey to get a luxury bus from NYC to Boston, the vast majority of bus companies have stepped up their levels of service to include free WiFi, reclinable seats, and power outlets. When you search on Wanderu, take a look at each trip’s amenities icons to see how luxe the bus will be.

    • A day trip from New York City to Boston is entirely feasible by bus. Buses leave NYC as early as 5am, and the last bus leaving Boston departs at 8 pm. Catching an early bus from New York gives you plenty of time to catch a baseball game in Boston, or even make a connection to get to Cape Cod.

    • If you’re returning home after other travels, you can easily get from the JFK airport to Boston by bus and avoid taking a connecting flight (which could cost literally 10 times more). From JFK, hop on the subway or tram to 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal, where you can board your bus to Boston.

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Journey Information

There are 46 intercity buses per day from New York to Boston. Traveling by bus from New York to Boston usually takes around 4 hours and 46 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€8.26
Trips per day41
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Boston

(Based on 787 ratings and reviews)




30 January 2023- Regular commuter


Pros: The driver was super nice, we got to the destination 20 minutes early and the ride was super comfortable! Cons: NOTHING!!

Pros: The driver was super nice, we got to the destination 20 minutes early and the ride was super comfortable! Cons: NOTHING!!



29 January 2023- Visiting family


Pros: Driver 😃 She was super friendly. Cons: The bus could be cleaner.

Pros: Driver 😃 She was super friendly. Cons: The bus could be cleaner.



28 January 2023- Vacation


Pros: No trouble. Cons: Multiple changes of departure and arrival locations just before departure date.

Pros: No trouble. Cons: Multiple changes of departure and arrival locations just before departure date.



16 January 2023- Solo travel


Pros: I enjoyed the direct drive to Boston. Not a fan of stops in between. The driver also seemed to know the route very well. Cons: Outlets were not working. Driver did not share or announce whether or not there was wifi (different experience on a different Wanderu tr...

Pros: I enjoyed the direct drive to Boston. Not a fan of stops in between. The driver also seemed to know the route very well. Cons: Outlets were not working. Driver did not share or announce whether or not there was wifi (different experience on a different Wanderu trip). Tips: Show up at the pick up location at least 10 minutes prior to departure. My ticket said the bus will be called one thing but a different bus showed up and that caused confusion between myself and other riders.




16 January 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It got to the station early! Tips: Put your backpack on the floor. These are full busses. Seats are for people.

Pros: It got to the station early! Tips: Put your backpack on the floor. These are full busses. Seats are for people.

New York to Boston Route Map

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

€31.78 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Boston. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Boston is expected to range from €28 to €40. If you are looking to travel to Boston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €28 and can be found on 1 February 2023.

Monthly average prices


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 €30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Boston in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €39 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


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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €4.18 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Boston?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 19 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US194h 48m€33.56
Greyhound135h 1m€34.06
OurBus34h 13m€29.10
Peter Pan Lines104h 37m€36.82
  • 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 19 trips per day from New York to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound


    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 New York to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 1 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from €20.

  • 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 €8, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Boston 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 10 bus trips every day during the week and 11 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Boston, offering bus tickets as low as €31.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to take the bus from NYC to Boston than driving?

Taking the bus from NY to Boston is usually cheaper and more convenient than driving there yourself. It is fairly easy to find tickets from New York to Boston for less than $20 at any given time of year. This is likely to be less than the average cost to fill a tank of gas for a road trip.

If you were to drive, you would come across several toll booths along I-84 East as you enter Boston, which would increase the cost of the trip even more.

What is the best coach from NY to Boston?

The best coach lines serving New York City to Boston based on traveller reviews are:

  • Most consistent Wifi - OurBus
  • Most on time - CoachRun and Peter Pan Lines
  • Best deal - OurBus

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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 New York to Boston?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 306 kilometers from New York to Boston. 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?

Buses from New York to Boston are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 04:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 46 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 41 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 New York to Boston; ticket prices start at €28.46.

City Information

New York


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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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.


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 tasting 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 New York?

New York, NY -  Port Authority Bus Station - NYCPAS-0

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Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

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.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Buses arrive in Boston at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton Street

  • Boston Logan Airport

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