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Buses from Boston to Hyannis, Cape Cod

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Boston - Barnstable Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 48 intercity buses per day from Boston to Barnstable. Traveling by bus from Boston to Barnstable usually takes around 2 hours and 20 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$19.00
Trips per day30
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Barnstable

(Based on 32 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Meverlee

November 26, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Try it.

5.0

Paulina

July 23, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very convenient, clean bus . Tips: It is very good choice : Peter Pan Bus line, alvays in time, .

5.0

Kirsti

July 21, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was easy. Cons: The extra fees on top of the ticket price. Tips: It is an easy and comfortable way to travel.

5.0

Laurie

May 31, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

I had taken another bus to South station and the driver made us all put our own bags in the compartment I am 70 and hit my head twice. Peter Pan Driver put them in and out for us much appreciated!

5.0

Joan

February 11, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very comfortable! Cons: Nothing! Tips: Tell someone to clean South Station.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Barnstable?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Barnstable cost $23.87 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 Barnstable in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $24 to $24. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 20, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Barnstable this week, bus tickets are available starting at $24.

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 this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $23 whenever you decide to travel.

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 21 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $0.16 on your bus ticket compared to booking 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 Lines482h 21m$24.18
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Barnstable from $19. There are 48 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Barnstable and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Barnstable. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Barnstable from Logan Airport Visitor Center and one other station. In Barnstable, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Ocean Street Market and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Barnstable takes 2 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Barnstable in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 49 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Barnstable.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 20 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Boston to Barnstable for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Barnstable, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 48 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Barnstable every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 30 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: Logan Airport Visitor Center

Boston has two bus stations with service to Barnstable.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

Where does the bus arrive in Barnstable?

Main arrival station: 2155 Iyannough Rd

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

All bus stations in Barnstable:

  • 2155 Iyannough Rd

  • Ocean Street Market

  • Hyannis Cpe Cod Gtwy Airport

  • Cape Cod Regional Hospital

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