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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Hartford to Boston. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Boston usually takes around one hour and 55 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 45 minutes.

Distance93 mi (150 km)
Shortest duration1h 45m
Cheapest price$4.99
Trips per day16
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Hartford, CT to Boston, MA

(Based on 42 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Makayla

November 8, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very quick and efficient. Quiet and respectful surroundings and the staff were very straightforward and helpful when needed. Cons: The bus ticket pricing. Tips: Arrive 20 minutes early to get a good seat on the bus.

Pros: Very quick and efficient. Quiet and respectful surroundings and the staff were very straightforward and helpful when needed. Cons: The bus ticket pricing. Tips: Arrive 20 minutes early to get a good seat on the bus.

5.0

Anjali

November 7, 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

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5.0

Sylvia

October 4, 2021- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Quick and smooth

Quick and smooth

5.0

Toto

August 14, 2021- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: I am pleased to travel with your services.

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: I am pleased to travel with your services.

4.0

Charmaine

June 25, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It was okay. Cons: Cleaner restroom more deals on trip. Tips: They need to respect other people space and clean up behind themselves when leaving the restroom and take there garbage with them.

Pros: It was okay. Cons: Cleaner restroom more deals on trip. Tips: They need to respect other people space and clean up behind themselves when leaving the restroom and take there garbage with them.

Hartford to Boston Route Map

Hartford Boston

How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Boston?

$16.50 is the average price of a bus ticket from Hartford to Boston. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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 Hartford to Boston is expected to range from $19 to $43. If you are looking to travel to Boston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $21. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $19 and can be found on December 9, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Hartford to Boston by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $23 whenever you decide to travel.

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 $14.12 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Boston?

There are 4 bus lines from Hartford to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US32h 5m$15.72
Greyhound61h 56m$28.03
OurBus42h 10m$24.34
Peter Pan Lines81h 52m$33.89
  • 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 3 trips per day from Hartford to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Hartford to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 56 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $22.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $9, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Hartford to Boston if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Peter Pan Lines

    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 8 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Hartford and Boston, offering bus tickets as low as $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the bus ride from Hartford to Boston?

By bus, the average drive time between Hartford and Boston is between 2 and 2.5 hours. If the bus is direct and traffic conditions are light, the bus can make it to Boston is as fast as 1 hour and 50 minutes. Hartford and Boston are about 101 miles (162.5 kilometers) apart.

Is it better to travel by bus or train from Hartford to Boston?

It is both cheaper and faster to travel from Boston to Hartford by bus. Train tickets to Boston average about $70, and the trip takes around 5 hours on average because you have to transfer trains in New Haven.

Traveling by bus, you can expect the ride to be much faster — 2.5 hours or less and tickets average around $10.

Are there any tolls between Boston and Hartford?

There are a number of tolls between Hartford and Boston if you travel I-90 N. Expect to pay between $3.40 and $4.40 if you have an E-ZPass, or even more if you end up having to pay online or by mail. I-84 N does not have any tolls, but will take you an additional 49 minutes versus taking I-90.

If you’d rather not worry about tolls at all, we recommend traveling by bus.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Hartford 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.

How long is the bus ride from Hartford to Boston?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 55 minutes to cover the 93 miles from Hartford to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 45 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses departing from Hartford to Boston tend to have the most passangers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Hartford?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Hartford to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Hartford to Boston 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 Connecticut to Massachusetts without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hartford to Boston; ticket prices start at $29.00.

City Information

Hartford

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, Stephanie 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.

Boston

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

Where does the bus leave from in Hartford?

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Departure stations

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

  • Morgan St Garage - Columbus Blvd

  • Hartford Convention Center

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station Bus Terminal - BOSSSB-0

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Arrival stations

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.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • LAZ parking lot - 90 Traveler Street

  • 39 Dalton Street

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