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City Information

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 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

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

Popular bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Intl Airport

  • LAZ parking lot - 90 Traveler Street

  • South Station

  • Logan Intl Airport - Term A

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • 39 Dalton Street

  • Seaport District

  • Copley Square at Trinity Church

What bus companies travel to Boston, Massachusetts?

Located in Massachusetts, Boston is accessible by bus from 245 other cities. You can choose from 975 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

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11318h 28m$89.67
Jefferson Lines631d 21h 45m$217.85
Concord Coach Lines322h 30m$26.86
Peter Pan Lines327h 2m$53.54
FlixBus US315h 30m$36.26
OurBus163h 33m$29.04
C&J31h 9m$19.20
Dartmouth Coach32h 28m$32.84
Capebus21h 19m$31.01
Yankee Line20h 57m$12.00

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$4.99 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 Worcester to Boston had the lowest average price at $7.62.

Where is the bus station in Boston, MA?

The busiest bus station in Boston is South Station Bus Terminal. The distance between South Station Bus Terminal to the center of Boston is 0.6 miles. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The other popular bus stations in Boston are:

  • Logan Intl Airport
  • LAZ parking lot - 90 Traveler Street

Which bus service has the best service to Boston?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Boston by bus with Capebus giving them a 5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that C&J had the most comfortable bus service to Boston taking into account the seats and amenities that C&J offers. They rate C&J a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Boston punctually travelers suggest that Capebus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Boston, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Boston, MA?

The closest airport to Boston is Boston Logan Intl Airport (BOS), it is located 2.8 miles from the city center of Boston.

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.

Is Boston a popular bus travel destination?

Boston is the third most popular destination for bus trips in Massachusetts. It also ranks number 484 in United States. Boston has the most bus connections in the region. There are 483 bus schedules arriving in Boston each day.

What is the population of Boston?

The population of Boston is 667137. Boston ranks number 1 in terms of population in Massachusetts and number 140 in all of United States.

What type of traveler does Boston attract?

Traveling by bus is very popular with those going to visit their friends in Boston. With good deals available and ability to plan last minute, a bus ticket to Boston is the best way to get some facetime with your friends and with great bus locations in Boston you'll arrive near the action ready to hit the town with your friends.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Boston?

The closest bus station to the city center of Boston is South Station Bus Terminal, located just 0.6 miles away. Select South Station Bus Terminal as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Boston. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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