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Hartford - Portsmouth Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Hartford to Portsmouth. Traveling by bus from Hartford to Portsmouth usually takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance133 mi (215 km)
Shortest duration5h 45m
Cheapest price$17.98
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Hartford to Portsmouth

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Mary

August 6, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The convenience of your Ap & the awesomeness of Greyhound Bus- very impressive overall!!! Cons: :). Tips: Bring snacks & water to drink!!

How much is a bus ticket from Hartford to Portsmouth?

Bus tickets for a trip from Hartford to Portsmouth cost $17.98 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Hartford to Portsmouth, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $34. However, taking the bus from Hartford to Portsmouth during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $57. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Hartford to Portsmouth?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Hartford to Portsmouth that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US15h 50m$50.56
Greyhound16h 5m$42.98
  • 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 1 trips per day from Hartford to Portsmouth, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 1 bus trips from Hartford to Portsmouth every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portsmouth usually start from $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 133 miles from Hartford to Portsmouth. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 45 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 Portsmouth 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Hartford to Portsmouth. It leaves the station in Hartford at 1:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Hartford to Portsmouth. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Hartford, CT to Portsmouth, NH; ticket prices start at $67.00.

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, 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.

Portsmouth

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Once a bustling seaport and now a popular summer holiday destination, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is well worth visiting. Just an hour and a half north of Boston, Portsmouth offers an exciting mix of unique history and contemporary experience.

Discover Portsmouth's history at the Strawbery Banke Museum and enjoy 10 acres worth of outdoor exhibits, consisting of tours of historic houses and buildings on their original foundations. Costumed actors will regale you with stories about each location.

For those interested in naval history, Portsmouth offers tours of the USS Albacore, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, as well as a gift shop for all your souvenir needs. Portsmouth is also home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes where you can taste local delicacies or world cuisine to refuel after a day of exploring.

Portsmouth is easily accessible by air, rail, road, and bus. Portsmouth International Airport offers several direct flights from various airports, while Boston's Logan Airport is only an hour south of the town. Amtrak's Downeaster travels to Portsmouth, with a gorgeous route during leaf-peeping season. C&J Bus Lines provide regular stops from Logan Airport and other cities.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Hartford?

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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

Where does the bus arrive in Portsmouth?

Main arrival station: Portsmouth Bus Stop

The Greyhound bus stop on Hanover street is surrounded by a ton of restaurants and cafes, and, right across the street, is the Juicery and Soupery for all of your juice and soup needs. The stop itself has outdoor, covered seating, and there's a parking garage close by if you bring your car. There's a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn Suites, and The Inn Downtown just a block or two away if you want easy accommodations near the bus stop.

All bus stations in Portsmouth:

  • Portsmouth Bus Stop

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