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Journey Information

New York to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceRON 106.97
Shortest duration4h 20m
Trips per day12
Bus lines2

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 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.

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 6 bus trips every day during the week and 8 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between New York and Boston, offering bus tickets as low as averageMinimumPrice.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, RON 127.05 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 RON 127.05 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save RON 39.62 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from New York, NY to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 20 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Boston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 05:00 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 12 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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 RON 119.31.

What bus companies travel from New York to Boston?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from New York, New York to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 6 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound65h 13mRON 137.75
Peter Pan Lines64h 25mRON 142.48

Book Greyhound from New York to Boston from RON 107. There are 6 Greyhound schedules from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay RON 138 for a Greyhound ticket to Boston. In New York, Greyhound departs to Boston from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Boston, Greyhound arrives at South Station Bus Terminal and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Boston takes 5 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Boston in 4 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay RON 150 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston from RON 111. There are 6 Peter Pan Lines schedules from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay RON 142 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at South Station Bus Terminal and 1 other station. An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 25 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 4 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay RON 154 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Price trends for buses from New York to Boston

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 367 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Lizandra

6 April 2021 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Was really quite. Cons: Less persons on the bus for a while. Tips: Use the masks. Pros: Was really quite. Cons: Less persons on the bus for a while. Tips: Use the masks.

5.0

Chukwuemeka

30 March 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was really a smooth ride. Cons: Everything ok. Pros: It was really a smooth ride. Cons: Everything ok.

5.0

Lizandra

24 February 2021 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Was quietly. Cons: Less people on the bus. Tips: Please maintains your masks in the correct place. Pros: Was quietly. Cons: Less people on the bus. Tips: Please maintains your masks in the correct place.

5.0

Arnold

17 January 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Cons: 😄. Tips: Thank you. Cons: 😄. Tips: Thank you.

5.0

Maya

4 September 2020 - Visiting family

OurBus

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. 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.

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