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How to get to Boston by bus

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What is a good price for a bus ticket to Boston?

$9.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Boston, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Boston. In the last month, buses from Newburyport to Boston had the lowest average price at $11.99. The bus from Hartford to Boston also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the bus station in Boston, MA?

The busiest bus station in Boston is South Station Bus Terminal. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Boston are:

  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport
  • South Station

Where should you stay in Boston?

There are a number of great neighborhoods to stay in Boston, depending on your budget. Downtown Boston — especially neighborhoods like the South End, Back Bay and Beacon Hill — are close to all the action, and are in walking distance of major sites, but can also be somewhat pricey.

The trendy Seaport district is expensive as well, but offers easy access to great food and bars. For a better deal, look toward Cambridge and Somerville north of the Charles River, where Harvard and MIT are located.

A particularly appealing, budget-friendly option is East Boston near Logan International Airport. The up-and-coming area features terrific food at a better price than downtown Boston, and easy access to the rest of the city via the MBTA Blue Line.

How do you get around Boston?

The MBTA is Boston’s public transportation system. The “T” refers to the subway which runs all over Boston, as well as the nearby suburbs. Street signs will have a big “T” in a circle that indicates a stop is closeby.

There are also buses that go all throughout the city, as well as Commuter Rail that extends further outside of the city than the T (though runs less often). For the T, a single basic fare on a “Charlie ticket” costs $2.75. You can purchase Charlie Tickets at vending machine located in most stations.

What are some places to visit in Boston?

A can’t-miss stop during your visit to Boston is the Freedom Trail. It’s a 3-mile trek through downtown that leads you past and into 16 of the city’s principal historic monuments and sites from the Revolutionary War period. The path is easy to follow, with red bricks lining the sidewalk and footprints at street crossings indicating which direction to go.

Another favorite destination for tourists is Fenway Park, also known as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.” Home of the Boston Red Sox, the stadium opened in 1912 and today retains much of its original charm.

What are some good restaurants in Boston?

A good, recommended restaurant in Boston is O-YA, conveniently located near South Station. O-YA features a Japanese menu, including sushi, in an elegant setting.

Another highly rated spot near South Station is Explorateur Café, a Euro-style cafe with delicious coffee, pastries and unique French-inspired dinner dishes.

For a more affordable, to-go option, consider Tatte Bakery & Cafe just up the street from South Station, perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

What is the best time to visit Boston by bus?

A good time to visit Boston by bus is usually in the middle of September, through into October and November. With summer over, fewer tourists are crowding the city, temperatures are cooler and college students have already moved into their dorms.

Portsmouth

There are 24 scheduled buses per day from Portsmouth to Boston. The route can be as long as 52 miles, or 83 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 1 hour and 27 minutes. There are 2 bus lines that operate on this route. C&J has the most daily buses. Buses from Portsmouth usually arrive in Boston at Logan Intl Airport.
Avg. Time
1h 27m
Avg. Price
$19.03

Barnstable

There are 19 scheduled buses per day from Barnstable to Boston. The route can be as long as 60 miles, or 97 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 1 hour and 38 minutes. One bus company, Peter Pan Lines, connects Barnstable to Boston. Buses from Barnstable usually arrive in Boston at South Station Bus Terminal.
Avg. Time
1h 38m
Avg. Price
$23.06

Hyannis

There are 17 scheduled buses per day from Hyannis to Boston. The route can be as long as 63 miles, or 102 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 2 hours . One bus company, Peter Pan Lines, connects Hyannis to Boston. Buses from Hyannis usually arrive in Boston at Logan Intl Airport.
Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
$20.87

Londonderry

There are 16 scheduled buses per day from Londonderry to Boston. The route can be as long as 39 miles, or 62 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 1 hour and 9 minutes. One bus company, Concord Coach Lines, connects Londonderry to Boston. Buses from Londonderry usually arrive in Boston at South Station Bus Terminal.
Avg. Time
1h 9m
Avg. Price
$16.81

Concord

There are 16 scheduled buses per day from Concord to Boston. The route can be as long as 64 miles, or 103 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. One bus company, Concord Coach Lines, connects Concord to Boston. Buses from Concord usually arrive in Boston at Logan Intl Airport - Term A.
Avg. Time
1h 40m
Avg. Price
$19.50

Located in Massachusetts, Boston is accessible by bus from 440 other cities. You can choose from 980 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Boston on Wanderu. Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Boston are also available. Ferry trips to Boston are yet another option.

Bus companies serving Boston

Greyhound

There are 64 scheduled Greyhound buses per day. Greyhound can get you to Boston from 265 cities, including Philadelphia.
Greyhound
Greyhound
Avg. Time
1d 4h 35m
Avg. Price
$128.87

Jefferson Lines

There are 60 scheduled Jefferson Lines buses per day. Jefferson Lines can get you to Boston from 127 cities, including Duluth.
Jefferson Lines
Jefferson Lines
Avg. Time
2d 0h 25m
Avg. Price
$206.72

Concord Coach Lines

There are 116 scheduled Concord Coach Lines buses per day. Concord Coach Lines can get you to Boston from 31 cities, including Portland.
Concord Coach Lines
Concord Coach Lines
Avg. Time
2h 55m
Avg. Price
$28.78

Peter Pan Lines

There are 105 scheduled Peter Pan Lines buses per day. Peter Pan Lines can get you to Boston from 27 cities, including Boston.
Peter Pan Lines
Peter Pan Lines
Avg. Time
2h 52m
Avg. Price
$27.09

OurBus

There are 3 scheduled OurBus buses per day. OurBus can get you to Boston from 9 cities, including New York.
OurBus
OurBus
Avg. Time
3h 35m
Avg. Price
$40.61

C&J

There are 31 scheduled C&J buses per day. C&J can get you to Boston from 3 cities, including Portsmouth.
C&J
C&J
Avg. Time
1h 25m
Avg. Price
$18.38

Dartmouth Coach

There are 36 scheduled Dartmouth Coach buses per day. Dartmouth Coach can get you to Boston from 3 cities, including Lebanon.
Dartmouth Coach
Dartmouth Coach
Avg. Time
2h 30m
Avg. Price
$32.84

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