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Journey Information

Hartford to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$9.00
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day9
Bus lines2

Hartford to Boston Route Map

Hartford Boston

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $13.86 was the low point for bus fares from Hartford to Boston. Buses from Boston to Hartford are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $13.86 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $13.52 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 53 minutes to cover the 93 miles (150 kilometers) from Hartford, CT to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Boston. 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Boston, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Hartford?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. 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 9 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 $32.00.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Boston?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Hartford, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound51h 57m$22.89
Peter Pan Lines51h 52m$22.39

Where does the bus leave from in Hartford?

Most buses depart from the main station in Hartford, Connecticut:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

All buses from Hartford arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Price trends for buses from Hartford to Boston

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Hartford, CT to Boston, MA
Based on 33 ratings and reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 61 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
March 6, 2020Visiting friends
clean and driver is very friendly clean and driver is very friendly
January 5, 2020Visiting friends
The ride was very smoothThe ride was very smooth
November 24, 2019Solo travel
The drop-off locationThe drop-off location
Cleaner bus was trash everywhereCleaner bus was trash everywhere
Be sure to arrive early Be sure to arrive early
September 17, 2019Solo travel
Boston Boston
September 1, 2019Solo travel
Driver was not niceDriver was not nice

Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 27, 2019Solo travel
September 20, 2019Visiting family
So timely! We got in early. So timely! We got in early.
May 27, 2019Visiting family
Easy, on time, and affordable. Definitely the way to travel in the NE.Easy, on time, and affordable. Definitely the way to travel in the NE.
Driver was all business, not very friendly. A nice guy, solid job - but not "customer centric" in terms of a personality.Driver was all business, not very friendly. A nice guy, solid job - but not "customer centric" in terms of a personality.
All good.All good.

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