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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Boston to New Haven. Traveling by bus from Boston to New Haven usually takes around 3 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance121 mi (194 km)
Shortest duration2h 35m
Cheapest price$19.49
Trips per day7
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to New Haven

(Based on 82 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Twinkle

May 12, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very peace. Cons: Charger socket wasn’t working!

4.0

FLORIBERT

April 15, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very nice. Cons: High.

5.0

Ann

March 30, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Everything was comfortable and efficient. I can't think of a thing to improve upon.

5.0

Anita

February 21, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Overall good. Cons: It’s ok.

5.0

Cirinia

February 8, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Friendly driver, quiet, and smooth ride. Cons: None, keep up the good work. Tips: Peter Pan bus is excellent, on time, friendly and courteous driver, quiet bus.

Boston to New Haven Route Map

Boston New Haven

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to New Haven cost $34.67 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Boston to New Haven in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $33 to $40. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 21, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to New Haven this week, bus tickets are available starting at $33.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Boston to New Haven is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $28. If you're planning to take the bus from Boston to New Haven during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $42. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 23 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $8.16 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New Haven?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to New Haven 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 US42h 50m$27.98
Greyhound33h 11m$35.38
Peter Pan Lines84h 28m$43.61
  • 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 4 trips per day from Boston to New Haven, 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 3 bus trips from Boston to New Haven every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 11 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New Haven usually start from $20.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New Haven from $27. There are 8 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New Haven and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New Haven. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to New Haven from South Station and one other station. In New Haven, Peter Pan Lines arrives at New Hvn Bus Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New Haven takes 4 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New Haven in 2 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New Haven.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 121 miles from Boston to New Haven. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 35 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to New Haven, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New Haven every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 $11.00.

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 tasting 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?

Main departure station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Buses to New Haven leave from 3 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

Where does the bus arrive in New Haven?

New Haven Union Station - NHVUSFLX-0

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Main arrival station: New Hvn Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New Haven.

All bus stations in New Haven:

  • New Hvn Bus Station

  • Union Station Parking Garage

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