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Bus Trip Information: Boston to New Haven

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Boston to New Haven. Traveling by bus from Boston to New Haven usually takes around 3 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance121 mi (194 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$11.99
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to New Haven

(Based on 46 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Kheagan

May 15, 2022- Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: Bus was delayed but ride was smooth and comfortable. Cons: Not sure. Tips: Nothing.

Pros: Bus was delayed but ride was smooth and comfortable. Cons: Not sure. Tips: Nothing.

5.0

Shanshan

March 25, 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: The seat is very spatious and the driving is very smooth. Cons: The floor can be cleaner. Tips: Onboard earlier if you want a nice seat.

Pros: The seat is very spatious and the driving is very smooth. Cons: The floor can be cleaner. Tips: Onboard earlier if you want a nice seat.

5.0

Maisha

March 21, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The cleanliness of the bus and the professionalism of the staff exceeded my expectations! Cons: I was not made aware of any WiFi available on board and did not check for it either. Tips: I think Peter Pan was a better deal than Greyhound, which cost more for the ...

Pros: The cleanliness of the bus and the professionalism of the staff exceeded my expectations! Cons: I was not made aware of any WiFi available on board and did not check for it either. Tips: I think Peter Pan was a better deal than Greyhound, which cost more for the same trip.

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5.0

Lisa

March 4, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Was accommodating and comfortable

Was accommodating and comfortable

5.0

Jose

February 27, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Everything was fine no complaints.

Everything was fine no complaints.

Boston to New Haven Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to New Haven?

The average price for a bus ticket to New Haven is $17.63, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to New Haven is expected to range from $18 to $24. If you are looking to travel to New Haven within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $18. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $18 and can be found on May 24, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $18 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to New Haven in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $28 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.73 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New Haven?

There are 4 bus lines from Boston to New Haven available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US12h 30m$19.16
Greyhound33h 27m$20.33
OurBus22h 52m$19.78
Peter Pan Lines42h 47m$27.09
  • 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 1 trips per day from Boston to New Haven, 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 3 bus trips from Boston to New Haven every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 27 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Haven usually start from $16.

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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 $18, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to New Haven 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 4 bus trips every day during the week and 4 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and New Haven, offering bus tickets as low as $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Greyhound travel to New Haven from Boston?

Yes, Greyhound offers 2 daily scheduled trips to New Haven from Boston. Expect to pay about $21 for a Greyhound ticket on this route, although you are likely to find a cheaper price if you book in advance. The ride from Boston to New Haven on Greyhound takes an average of 5 hours and 29 minutes, although depending on traffic and weather, can get you there in as fast as 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Is New Haven a good day-trip from Boston?

A day-trip from Boston to New Haven is very doable, especially if you take BoltBus, with an average travel time of just 2 hours and 15 minutes.

However, BoltBus only offers 3 trips per day for this route, so make sure you book far enough ahead to snag a seat. The earliest bus for New Haven departs Boston at 2:00 a.m., and the latest bus from New Haven back to Boston leaves at 4:00 p.m. BoltBus tickets for this route average about $15.

Is there a train that goes from Boston to New Haven?

Yes, there are 2 Amtrak train lines that travel between Boston and New Haven. Together, they provide 33 direct routes. The earliest train departs at 4:00 a.m. EDT, with the latest train leaving at 9:00pm EDT.

Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most daily routes with 18 trips, at a duration of 2 hours and 32 minutes. Tickets start at $47, and on average cost about $60.

Amtrak Acela offers 15 daily routes, at a duration of approximately 2 hours and 4 minutes. Tickets start at $117, and on average cost about $131.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to New Haven 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Boston to New Haven?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 121 miles from Boston to New Haven. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New Haven. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to New Haven, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve New Haven each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New Haven every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to New Haven; ticket prices start at $20.00.

City Information

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.

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

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

  • Boston Logan Airport

Where does the bus arrive in New Haven?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All bus stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • Union Station Parking Garage

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