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Boston - Barnstable Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity buses per day from Boston to Barnstable. Traveling by bus from Boston to Barnstable usually takes around 2 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance60 mi (96 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$18.00
Trips per day24
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Barnstable

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Janice

November 23, 2022- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver was great, very friendly and he had a good sense of humor as well. The bus was comfortable and clean and the whole experience was excellent. Cons: I cannot think of anything that could be improved. Peter Pan bus line was great. Tips: Be on time because...

Pros: The driver was great, very friendly and he had a good sense of humor as well. The bus was comfortable and clean and the whole experience was excellent. Cons: I cannot think of anything that could be improved. Peter Pan bus line was great. Tips: Be on time because they leave at precisely the moment they say there are going to leave. Very efficient operation.

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4.0

Clint Jared

September 19, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The overall comfortable ride. Cons: The sockets are not working.

Pros: The overall comfortable ride. Cons: The sockets are not working.

5.0

Mark

September 9, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: That I got there on-time, to take advantage of being able to explore, before continuing to my final destination. Cons: Seems everything is inorder so far. Well there is actually issue. I recently travelled on a Peter Pan from Boston to NY, and there were no c...

Pros: That I got there on-time, to take advantage of being able to explore, before continuing to my final destination. Cons: Seems everything is inorder so far. Well there is actually issue. I recently travelled on a Peter Pan from Boston to NY, and there were no charging outlets on the bus. It's important that all the busses are equipped with same. Tips: Make sure you are ahead of your scheduled departure time. They stick to the clock. Two mins late, you could miss your trip.

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5.0

Mikhail

May 30, 2022- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Everything. Cons: I’m not shute.

Pros: Everything. Cons: I’m not shute.

5.0

Audrey

May 27, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Easy to get to and efficient. Cons: We accidentally got off at the wrong stop because the bus driver was not clear on his stop location. It would be helpful to read the address of the stop if there are multiple stops in the same town. Tips: Order tickets online a...

Pros: Easy to get to and efficient. Cons: We accidentally got off at the wrong stop because the bus driver was not clear on his stop location. It would be helpful to read the address of the stop if there are multiple stops in the same town. Tips: Order tickets online as its fast and efficient.

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Barnstable?

Typically $18.29 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Barnstable. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Boston to Barnstable by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $22 whenever you decide to travel.

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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $4.21 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Barnstable?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Boston to Barnstable. Peter Pan Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Peter Pan Lines312h 7m$22.34
  • 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 31 bus trips every day during the week and 36 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Barnstable, offering bus tickets as low as $18.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there public transportation from Boston to Cape Cod?

Yes, MBTA (Boston’s public transit system) has a train to Cape Cod, but it’s seasonal. The CapeFlyer only runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with stops at Wareham Village, Buzzard’s Bay and Hyannis. Tickets cost between $35 and $40 for a round trip. An important note: The CapeFlyer only runs Friday through Sunday, so if you want to travel during the week, consider a Peter Pan bus instead.

Is there a ferry from Boston to Cape Cod?

Yes, there is a ferry from Boston to Cape Cod. One-way ferry trips cost between $47 and $61 for one adult. A one-way ferry ticket to Provincetown from Boston is $57, but typically only has service during the summer months.

Is there a direct bus between Boston Logan Airport and Barnstable?

Yes, Peter Pan Lines offers direct trips from Boston Logan International Airport to Barnstable. Direct trips from the airport generally take between 2 and 3 hours.

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

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 60 miles from Boston to Barnstable. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 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?

Because many passengers travel from Boston to Barnstable at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Barnstable, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 31 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Barnstable every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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.

Barnstable

Hyannis, sometimes called the "Capital of the Cape," is the biggest and most vibrant of the seven sprawling villages that comprise the town of Barnstable. Barnstable, and Hyannis within it, is located in the middle of Cape Cod, one of the most iconic summer destinations in New England.

Indeed, the harbor village of Hyannis is a presidential choice for a trip since it was one of John F. Kennedy's favorite vacation spots. Although the beachfront Kennedy Compound is private property, you can visit the JFK Hyannis Museum to learn all about the Kennedys' relationship with the area.

To develop your own relationship with Cape Cod, shop and eat along the vibrant Main Street or take boatbuilding classes at the waterfront Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Windsurfers will be happy to know they can sail the winds of Kalmus Park Beach. Outside of Hyannis, the rest of Barnstable is graced with expanses of white-sand beaches, golf clubs, beautiful marshes, and marinas where boats leave for whale-watching tours.

Cape Cod's closest major airport is Logan International Airport in Boston. Traveling from Boston to Cape Cod is easy on Peter Pan buses to Hyannis. Seasonal commuter rail trains also connect to Hyannis in the summer. Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, two islands off the Cape, are just a ferry ride away from the Hyannis waterfront.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: Boston Logan Airport

Boston has two bus stations with service to Barnstable.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Barnstable?

Main arrival station: Hyannis Transp Ctr - 215 Iyannough Rd

Buses arrive in Barnstable at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Barnstable:

  • Hyannis Transp Ctr - 215 Iyannough Rd

  • 2155 Iyannough Rd

  • Barnstable Airport

  • Cape Cod Regional Hospital

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