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Journey Information

New York to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceMX$198.19
Shortest Duration4h 15m
Trips per day14
Bus lines3

New York to Boston Route Map

New York Boston

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 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 New York to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, MX$610.64 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Boston. Buses from Boston to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than MX$610.64 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 MX$219.77 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from New York, NY to Boston, MA. 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?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Boston 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 New York?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 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 14 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Boston 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 New York to Boston; ticket prices start at MX$638.61.

What bus companies travel from New York to Boston?

There are 3 bus lines from New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound74h 59mMX$789.46
OurBus14h 28mMX$799.37
Peter Pan Lines64h 27mMX$805.97

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Boston leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21
  • Port Authority Bus Station, South Wing, Gate 12

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Buses arrive in Boston at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport
  • 39 Dalton Street

Price trends for buses from New York to Boston

Average prices by travel date

MX$1,652MX$1,101MX$551NovDec

Monthly average prices

MX$1,101MX$881MX$661MX$440MX$220DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

MX$1,101MX$881MX$661MX$440MX$2203020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Boston, MA
4.4
Based on 356 ratings and reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 44 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
4.3
Condition
4.5
Sarah
5.0
5 March 2020Business
Pros
On-time arrival, despite leaving late and stopping! Great!
Cons
Didn't love the super loud announcements at the beginning. Not sure about the wifi.
Tips
My favorite bus!
Renee
5.0
23 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver is very efficient
Cons
Hand rest
Tips
Arrive on time
Aakansha
5.0
14 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Everything was great!
Cons
Please mention somewhere that there's a food break in between.
Tips
Boltbus has a food break in between.
Cassandra
4.0
14 December 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus was quiet, comfortable, and the trip was generally good.
Cons
We ended up being about an hour late, although mostly from NYC/Boston traffic.
Tips
The stop is outside so be prepared to wait outside in the rain/cold for a while, especially if the bus is late.
Nicole
5.0
23 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
We left exactly on time and even stopped for the restroom and food
Cons
Location of bus stop
Tips
Be there on time

Based on 77 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 54 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.9
Value
3.6
Condition
4.2
Essie Juanita
5.0
31 July 2020Visiting family
Pros
Quite and peaceful
Ryan
4.0
4 May 2020Solo travel
Pros
I liked that they kept social distancing in mind! We were able to sit alone and stay apart.
Cons
The bus driver wasn’t the friendliest. But all in all it was a quick and easy trip.
Tips
N/A
Mara Inez
5.0
23 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was my first time riding the bus but my experience was a good one.
Melany
5.0
6 January 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Friendly driver
Cons
None
Tips
Bus was great
Camilla
5.0
10 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything was done smoothly to prep for it!
Cons
Prices were a bit overpriced

Based on 74 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 46 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.4
Jorge
4.0
6 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was clean and spacious with very little people on the bus.
Cons
It took me 10 minutes of walking around the huge building 0to try and find the bus stop, maybe write a more descriptive message on how to find the bus stop.
Tips
If you cant find your bus stop don't be adraid to ask a 100 strangers if they know were it is.
Sara
4.0
1 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Boarding process was efficient (though a little delayed) and bus was very clean
Cons
We were a little late leaving
Tips
Bring layers in case you get too hot/cold, and bring a portable power bank in case you don't have an outlet at your seat or it doesn't work
Luis
4.0
25 January 2020Solo travel
Cons
The driver is better being reserved not talk to much. Also be more professional when speaking passengers are not his street's friends
Tips
It's good ride when making last minute plans.
Caroline
4.0
11 January 2020Visiting friends
Cons
The overhead lights are misaligned from the seats.
Lisa
4.0
8 January 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Megabus is ALWAYS so clean. I always try to get a Megabus on my trips. They are definitely my favorite.
Cons
I wish the driver would just quickly tell us upon boarding the bus where we were heading. Just a quick, "This is the bus to Boston, welcome aboard" would have been great. The gentleman outside who was helping get people onto the bus was spectacular, friendly, and upbeat...More

Based on 70 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 52 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.4
Paul
5.0
18 July 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Reliable. Leave on time ..
Tips
Being a wireless charger no outlets at this time on buses.
Sheldon
5.0
8 March 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Ease and comfort of trip
Cons
Keep up the great work
Tips
Go with Peter Pan they get you where you need to go
Michele
4.0
3 March 2020Couples trip
Cons
Letting other passengers know to respect their fellow passengers. Example: using your phone etc.
Christian
5.0
1 March 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Driver - he was hilarious and drove very smoothly. Also full usb outlets in the middle of the seats was a game changer - nothing worse then sitting near the window and having to have your neighbors cord running under/over your legs.
Cons
The headrest on the seats are uncomfortable however I do love the foot rests
Rukayat Olabisi
5.0
22 February 2020Regular commuter
Tips
Peter Pan isn't as bad the reviews I read said it was. Was a great bargain for the price. Ride was pretty smooth too.

Based on 60 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 32 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
4.3
Condition
4.2
Helena
5.0
8 March 2020Business
Pros
Quick, comfortable and good price!
Cons
none
Tips
Definitely go with Wanderu.
Vikram
4.0
28 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Clean and spacious bus.
Cons
Starting from 34th street, the bus takes a route north that goes right through the heart of Manhattan. This adds 30-45 minutes to the travel time - we crossed over from Manhattan into the Bronx a full hour after the bus left. Most other buses that I've taken immediately...More
June
5.0
20 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Did not like the lack of charging ports
Cons
Phone charging station
Tips
Travel light
Pierre
4.0
14 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was very helpful and vigilant. He drove with great care for all the passengers. We arrived 5 mins earlier as well.
Cons
USB ports/ wifi password present for passengers.
Tips
Bring a snack, but you will be heading to a Burger King for a 15 mins break:so prepare for burgers, chicken sandwich, fries, shakes, and desserts.
Anna
4.0
2 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
fast
Cons
information given to passengers about expected arrival time

Based on 40 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.5
Value
4.4
Condition
4.8
Maya
5.0
4 September 2020Visiting family
Pros
Trip was great, unlike the major bus companies OurBus only booked half-capacity for COVID so we got to be one to a seat. The driver was great and super nice.
Chantal
5.0
7 August 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Staff, water and cleanliness.
Tips
May be a little late.
Isaacs
5.0
3 March 2020Couples trip
Pros
This was one of the smoothest and cleanest coach bus trips I have taking so far and I’ve taken a few . The drivers were very pleasant and helpful . We did switch drivers at one point but I wish I caught the male drivers name because he was awesome
Tips
Use this company whenever possible
Lauren
4.0
23 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Much cheaper options than Amtrak for about the same amount of time.
Cons
The stops along the route were not communicated by the staff, and the driver got lost a few times. For a late night Sunday bus ride, this was a big of an annoyance.
Tips
If you don't want fast food for dinner, bring food on the bus.
Waltraud
5.0
30 December 2019Vacation
Pros
We felt very save with the good driver. Bis was good in Time
Cons
Wifi in bus.
Tips
Ourbus is a good option to travel.

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