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Hartford - Barnstable Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Barnstable. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Barnstable usually takes around 5 hours, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance123 mi (198 km)
Shortest duration3h 15m
Cheapest price$43.00
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Hartford to Barnstable

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




July 12, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Spacious seats, courteous bus driver and very helpful with my bag, arrived on time, so very stressless. Enjoyable. Cons: can't think of anything that needed improvement.

How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Barnstable?

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Barnstable cost $50.50 on average. Tickets cheaper than $50.50 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from Hartford to Barnstable are usually around $51 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Barnstable?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Hartford to Barnstable. Peter Pan Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Peter Pan Lines185h 1m$52.82
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Barnstable from $43. There are 18 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Barnstable and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Barnstable. In Hartford, Peter Pan Lines departs to Barnstable from Union Station - 1 Union Pl and 8 other stations. In Barnstable, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Ocean Street Market and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Hartford to Barnstable takes 5 hours and 1 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Barnstable in 3 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 11 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Barnstable.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours to cover the 123 miles from Hartford to Barnstable. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Hartford to Barnstable for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hartford to Barnstable, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Barnstable every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information


Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.


Hyannis, sometimes called the "Capital of the Cape," is the biggest and most vibrant of the seven sprawling villages that comprise the town of Barnstable. Barnstable, and Hyannis within it, is located in the middle of Cape Cod, one of the most iconic summer destinations in New England.

Indeed, the harbor village of Hyannis is a presidential choice for a trip since it was one of John F. Kennedy's favorite vacation spots. Although the beachfront Kennedy Compound is private property, you can visit the JFK Hyannis Museum to learn all about the Kennedys' relationship with the area.

To develop your own relationship with Cape Cod, shop and eat along the vibrant Main Street or take boatbuilding classes at the waterfront Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Windsurfers will be happy to know they can sail the winds of Kalmus Park Beach. Outside of Hyannis, the rest of Barnstable is graced with expanses of white-sand beaches, golf clubs, beautiful marshes, and marinas where boats leave for whale-watching tours.

Cape Cod's closest major airport is Logan International Airport in Boston. Traveling from Boston to Cape Cod is easy on Peter Pan buses to Hyannis. Seasonal commuter rail trains also connect to Hyannis in the summer. Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, two islands off the Cape, are just a ferry ride away from the Hyannis waterfront.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Hartford?

Hartford, CT - Union Station - HFDOUP-0

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All bus stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Asylum St. At Bushnell Park

  • Pearl and Ann St.

  • Pearl and Lewis St

  • Market and Talcott St

  • State St

  • Pearl and Trumbull St

  • Central Row at Old State House

  • 419 Asylum Street (Across Union Sta)

Where does the bus arrive in Barnstable?

Main arrival station: Ocean Street Market

Buses arrive in Barnstable at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Barnstable:

  • Ocean Street Market

  • 2155 Iyannough Rd

  • Hyannis Cpe Cod Gtwy Airport

  • Cape Cod Regional Hospital

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