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Buses from Boston to Hyannis, Cape Cod

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Journey Information

There are 62 intercity buses per day from Boston to Barnstable. Traveling by bus from Boston to Barnstable usually takes around one hour and 46 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 day59
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Barnstable, MA

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Mary

September 4, 2021- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Booking process was easy and ride was comfortable

Booking process was easy and ride was comfortable

5.0

Stephen

July 17, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was easy and comfortable. Cons: I think the travel time was not appropriate. We didn't hit any traffic and still ended up being about 45 minutes later than the posted arrival time. Tips: I would suggest giving yourself at least an extra half hour of travel tim...

Pros: It was easy and comfortable. Cons: I think the travel time was not appropriate. We didn't hit any traffic and still ended up being about 45 minutes later than the posted arrival time. Tips: I would suggest giving yourself at least an extra half hour of travel time.

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5.0

Sarah

June 11, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus was clean & well spaced, bus driver was funny and kind. Cons: Larger seats. Tips: Be prepared for the bus to be a bit late depending on traffic.

Pros: Bus was clean & well spaced, bus driver was funny and kind. Cons: Larger seats. Tips: Be prepared for the bus to be a bit late depending on traffic.

5.0

TL

August 20, 2020- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

More care for social distancing on vehicle

More care for social distancing on vehicle

5.0

Lloyd

December 12, 2019- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: It was prompt and affordable. Cons: no complaints. Tips: be on time, the rest will take care of itself.

Pros: It was prompt and affordable. Cons: no complaints. Tips: be on time, the rest will take care of itself.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Barnstable?

$23.43 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Barnstable. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Barnstable is expected to range from $25 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Barnstable within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $25 and can be found on November 22, 2021.

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 $23 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. Booking in advance is the best way to find cheap bus tickets, even if it’s only by a few days.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Barnstable?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boston to Barnstable that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 42 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Capebus221h 30m$30.29
Peter Pan Lines421h 57m$22.38
  • Capebus

    Capebus

    Book Capebus from Boston to Barnstable from $30. There are 22 trips per day offered by Capebus from Boston to Barnstable and you can expect on average to pay for a Capebus ticket to Barnstable. In Boston, Capebus departs to Barnstable from Logan Airport Visitor Center and one other station. In Barnstable, Capebus arrives at 2155 Iyannough Rd and one other station.

    An average trip on Capebus from Boston to Barnstable takes 1 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Capebus trip will get you to Barnstable in 1 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Capebus offers 20 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Barnstable.

  • 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 42 bus trips every day during the week and 46 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Barnstable, offering bus tickets as low as $19.

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 one hour and 46 minutes to cover the 60 miles from Boston to Barnstable. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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 Barnstable. 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, 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 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Barnstable, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 62 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Barnstable every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 59 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 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Departure stations

Buses to Barnstable leave from 4 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Logan Intl Airport

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

Where does the bus arrive in Barnstable?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Barnstable at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Barnstable:

  • 2155 Iyannough Rd

  • Hyannis Transp Ctr - 215 Iyannough Rd

  • Barnstable Airport

  • Ocean Street Market

  • Cape Cod Regional Hospital

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