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Boston to New Haven, CT bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 15m
Trips per day6
bus carriers2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to New Haven
4.5
Based on 29 reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 68 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.3
Laura
5.0
February 20, 2020Visiting family
Tips
They don’t factor in ANY traffic time whatsoever. This was fine when I left—happened to be no traffic, wrecks etc. But just FYI it may take longer
Mindy
5.0
January 24, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I liked how fast it was and the price was very fair
Cons
Nothing really!
Tips
Arrive on time and you will be set :)
Richard
5.0
October 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Visit to oncologist
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Enjoy!
Nancy
4.0
October 8, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus arrived late and no reasonable explanation was offered.
Cons
Buses should arrive on time and if there's a change in schedule, clients should be given 2hrs prior notice.
Elvira
4.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
We arrived one hour and 15 minutes late due to Friday traffic. Other than that, everything went well.
Cons
Bus left Boston on time; only problem Wa getting out of Boston (too much traffic)!
Tips
Avoid afternoon travels on Friday!

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Boston to New Haven, CT cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Boston to New Haven were $13.44.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Boston to New Haven is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 21 days out, tickets are on average $6.30 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to New Haven, CT?

The distance between Boston and New Haven is approximately 120.64 miles, or 194.10 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Boston to New Haven?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to New Haven, CT by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New Haven?

On average there are 6 scheduled bus trips per day. BoltBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Boston to New Haven, CT, with an average of 3.7 trips per day and 55.5 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Boston to New Haven. Of the 6 trips there are 6 trips that are direct connections to New Haven.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Boston to New Haven, CT start at $46.00.

2 carriers offer Boston to New Haven, CT bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Boston to New Haven from $1.00. There are 3.7 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Boston to New Haven and you can expect on average to pay $14.93 for a BoltBus ticket to New Haven. In Boston, BoltBus departs to New Haven from South Station Bus Terminal, In New Haven, BoltBus arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on BoltBus from Boston to New Haven takes 2 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.74 for a weekend trip to New Haven.

Avg. Time
2h 15m
Avg. Price
$14.93

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Boston to New Haven from $10.00. There are 2.7 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Boston to New Haven and you can expect on average to pay $19.25 for a Greyhound ticket to New Haven. In Boston, Greyhound departs to New Haven from South Station Bus Terminal, In New Haven, Greyhound arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to New Haven takes 5 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New Haven in 2 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3.6875 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.14 for a weekend trip to New Haven.

Avg. Time
5h 21m
Avg. Price
$19.25

Plan your next adventure

Buses to New Haven depart from one main station in Boston:
  • South Station Bus Terminal
Buses from Boston arrive in New Haven at one main station:
  • Union Station

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