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Bus Trip Information: New York to Cambridge

There are 3 intercity buses per day from New York to Cambridge. Traveling by bus from New York to Cambridge usually takes around 4 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Go Buses bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance189 mi (304 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price€22.35
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGo Buses
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Cambridge

(Based on 77 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Cresa

22 July 2022- Solo travel

Go Buses

Pros: Friendly driver. Cons: Wifi did not work.

Pros: Friendly driver. Cons: Wifi did not work.

5.0

Chungdak

22 July 2022- Vacation

Go Buses

Pros: Go bus is GOOD! Especially the stations in both NYC and Cambridge are very unique and convenient. Cons: If still could get some free water is better! Tips: If you live in Cambridge, go bus is a good option.

Pros: Go bus is GOOD! Especially the stations in both NYC and Cambridge are very unique and convenient. Cons: If still could get some free water is better! Tips: If you live in Cambridge, go bus is a good option.

4.0

Judith

18 June 2022- Visiting family

Go Buses

Pros: Friendliness of excellent drivers. Cons: time - leaving late is very very annoying - arriving late because of traffic annoying but we know it's not under your control perhaps provide realistic arrivals - hopefully X but trafficmeans often Y. Tips: A good deal,...

Pros: Friendliness of excellent drivers. Cons: time - leaving late is very very annoying - arriving late because of traffic annoying but we know it's not under your control perhaps provide realistic arrivals - hopefully X but trafficmeans often Y. Tips: A good deal, coureout and very competent drivers, driver asked to keep conversations and phone calls quiet - and that was great.

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5.0

Colette

26 April 2022- Vacation

Go Buses

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Arrive on time.

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Arrive on time.

5.0

YEUNG HEE

21 April 2022- Vacation

Go Buses

Bus driver was awesome!! I driven safely and mentioned very gently. I highly recommend 'Go! Bus' which reserved through Wanderu.

Bus driver was awesome!! I driven safely and mentioned very gently. I highly recommend 'Go! Bus' which reserved through Wanderu.

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

€24.71 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Cambridge. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Cambridge is expected to range from €23 to €43. If you are looking to travel to Cambridge 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 16 August 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Cambridge 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €14.69 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Cambridge?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New York to Cambridge 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 21m€33.71
Go Buses24h 15m€30.15
  • 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 New York to Cambridge, 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 New York and Cambridge. 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

Is New York City to Cambridge a good day-trip?

Traveling from NYC to Cambridge would not be an ideal day-trip, since the average travel time is close to 4.5 hours. Even though the earliest bus leaves at 6:00 a.m., it would still be a lengthy trip just to visit for a few hours. The last return bus of the day departs for New York City at 5:00 p.m. If you really want to visit Cambridge, it might be better to make a full weekend trip out of it.

What is the best way to travel from New York to Cambridge?

The best way to travel from New York to Cambridge is probably by bus. Even though a flight would be faster, flight tickets are significantly more expensive. Train tickets are more expensive as well, averaging $104.

Traveling by bus, you can expect to pay around just $22, and with 75 buses driving this route every day, you have tons of options to fit your schedule.

Does Amtrak travel to Cambridge from New York City?

Yes, Amtrak travels to Cambridge from NYC, although you will arrive into downtown Boston (which is just south of Cambridge, across the Charles River). To get to Cambridge from South Station, you can conveniently take the MBTA Red Line north. However, keep in mind that buses are far cheaper for this route — because the Northeast Corridor is such a busy region for Amtrak, tickets tend to be very expensive.

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

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 304 kilometers from New York to Cambridge. 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 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?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Cambridge. 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Cambridge, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

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

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Main departure station: W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St

New York has two bus stations with service to Cambridge.

All bus stations in New York:

  • W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St

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

Where does the bus arrive in Cambridge?

Main arrival station: Alewife Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cambridge.

Bus stations in Cambridge:

  • Alewife Bus Station

  • 2 Cambridgepark Dr

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