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Journey Information

Boston to Hartford bus - cost & duration

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a direct bus from Boston to Hartford?

There are 2 bus carriers that together provide 13 daily direct routes between Boston and Hartford: Greyhound and Peter Pan. An average Greyhound ticket for this route costs about $14.50, while the average Peter Pan ticket costs about $32.50. Traveling direct, a bus can make it from Boston to Hartford in as fast as 1 hour and 49 minutes, depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Is there a train that goes from Boston to Hartford?

The Amtrak Northwest Regional travels part of the way between Boston and Hartford. However, the train is not direct — you will have to transfer in New Haven, CT. That means the fastest you can get to Hartford from Boston via train is 3 hours and 2 minutes, which makes the bus a much faster and cheaper option. (Train tickets for this route average about $67.)

What is the earliest bus from Boston to Hartford?

The earliest bus to Hartford from Boston departs Beantown at about 6:00 a.m. EDT. There are 18 daily scheduled trips throughout the day, and the latest bus departs Boston around 10:00 p.m. EDT. Saturday is the busiest day of the week for this route, while Thursdays are the least busy.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Hartford 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 Boston to Hartford?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.31 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Hartford. Buses from Hartford to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.31 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $11.59 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 Boston, MA to Hartford, CT. 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 Hartford. 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Hartford, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Hartford 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 Massachusetts to Connecticut without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Hartford; ticket prices start at $32.00.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Hartford?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound51h 57m$24.78
Peter Pan Lines51h 52m$21.56

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Hartford?

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

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Price trends for buses from Boston to Hartford

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10NovDec

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Hartford, CT
4.4
Based on 39 ratings and reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 47 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.4
Value
3.7
Condition
4.4
Ellie
4.0
October 11, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was really friendly!
Cons
We were an hour+ delayed—getting there past 5 vs before 4 wasn’t the issue, it was that the bus was listed as arriving before 4. Basically I’d expect traveling from Boston to Hartford on a Friday afternoon to take closer to 3 hours because of traffic so I think the dest...More
Tips
Make sure you leave an hour or two of extra time for arrival.
Ranjan
5.0
October 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Professional driver and clean and comfortable journey
Cons
Keep up the goof work
Kamini
5.0
September 28, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
bus was on time and even early for both trips. very pleased.
Cons
N/A
Tips
N/A
Shasha
4.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was safe on the road and kind to all passengers
Cons
The driver was honking the entire ride even though there were no cars in front of our bus which was very annoying
David
5.0
September 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Relaxing trip
Tips
Leave time to make sure you don't miss the bus

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.2
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
Marlisa
5.0
February 22, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Awesome
Cons
Everything was good
Tips
The best service ti B me
Chelsea
5.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was hilarious and friendly
John
5.0
November 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The ease of the ride and the driver
Cons
I have no issues to report
Tips
Last minute tickets needed? Wanderu all the way! Especially for the best deals for tickets and bookings needed the day of.
Arlene
5.0
August 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Didn't have to deal with traffic
George
5.0
August 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Always good customer service
Cons
More times added to schedule
Tips
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