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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Boston to Springfield. Traveling by bus from Boston to Springfield usually takes around 2 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance80 mi (129 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price$1.00
Trips per day5
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Springfield

(Based on 65 ratings and reviews)




April 22, 2023- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: it was easy. Cons: more communication about delays.



February 12, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Very efficient, even arrived in Springfield 5 minutes early!! Cons: Nothing, everything was great! Tips: Arrive around 20-30 min before bus departure if you want first pick of seats.



January 28, 2023- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Direct route with no transfers, easy to get to. Cons: Had no issues. Tips: Arrive at least 15 minutes early to get a good seat, make sure devices are charged in case you are unable to use outlets on the bus.



January 7, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: The driver was funny and friendly. The trip was smooth, the driver was very knowledgeable, and I was able to relax. Cons: The wifi could be a little easier to access. Tips: Hold on when you try to use the bathroom while bus is in motion.



December 23, 2022- Couples trip

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: He gave us timely updates and helped with questions. Made it right on time to my destination. Cons: n/a. Tips: please continue to wear masks.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Springfield?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Springfield cost $21.61 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Boston to Springfield in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $19 to $31. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 21, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Springfield this week, bus tickets are available starting at $26.

Monthly average prices


Taking the bus from Boston to Springfield is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only$18,

If you're planning to take the bus from Boston to Springfield during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $25. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $10.60 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Springfield?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Springfield available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 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 US11h 40m$17.94
OurBus13h 0m$13.09
Peter Pan Lines102h 52m$32.46
  • 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 1 trips per day from Boston to Springfield, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $1, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to Springfield if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • 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 10 bus trips every day during the week and 9 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Springfield, offering bus tickets as low as $28.

Frequently Asked Questions

Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines both offer routes from Boston to Springfield, Massachusetts. Peter Pan offers the most options with 10 per day, and you can expect to pay about $21 for a ticket. The average travel time on Peter Pan is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. Greyhound offers 4 routes per day, but has cheaper tickets than Peter Pan, averaging just $10. The average travel time on Greyhound is 2 hours and 17 minutes.
There are two direct trains per day between Boston and Springfield on the Amtrak Lakeshore Limited. Tickets average $22, and the average travel time is 2 hours and 24 minutes. There are also a number of indirect trains that operate daily, if you are willing to endure transfers. Tickets tend to be more expensive, however, and the travel time takes an additional 2 hours.
A day trip from Boston to Springfield is definitely doable. Considering the first bus of the day leaves Boston at 6:00 a.m., and the ride takes just 2 hours and 15 minutes, you could get in a relatively complete day of activities in Springfield before heading home. The last bus back to Boston doesn’t leave until 9:00 p.m., so theoretically you could get in a full 12 hours in Springfield.

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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 80 miles from Boston to Springfield. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 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 Springfield 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Springfield, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Springfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Springfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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, MA to Springfield, MA; ticket prices start at $9.00.

City Information


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.


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Founded in 1636 as the first Springfield in North America, this city sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball, Springfield is a mecca for b-ball fans. Visitors can enjoy three levels of exhibits and interactive contests at the famous Basketball Hall of Fame.

Along with basketball, Springfield was also the birthplace of the immensely popular children's author, Theodore Geisel—more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Enjoy a walk through the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden to see many of his most famous characters immortalized in bronze. History buffs should head to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, highlighting the town's important role as an arsenal during the Revolutionary War.

Springfield's central location between major tourist destinations like NYC, Boston, and the Berkshires means that it can be reached easily by most modes of transport. The city is served by several Amtrak lines and Peter Pan and Greyhound buses. Bradley International Airport and Westover Metropolitan Airport are also closeby, with frequent flights from destinations around the country.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • 39 Dalton Street

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • 177 Huntington Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Springfield?

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Main arrival station: Union Station Transportation Center

Union Station is an iconic landmark in Springfield that just finished renovations in 2016- meaning you get the historic charm plus modern AC. Original features include the impressive entrance clock, wooden train schedule, and terrazzo flooring. You may stop at Union Station on Amtrak or Northeast Regional. Or, if you're commuting locally, you may transfer to the CTrail Hartford Line. Greyhound and Peter Pan provide bus services to the area as well, with connections across New England. Since the station operates with so many carriers, the waiting area has plenty of space and seating, ticket kiosks, and plenty of snack options like Dunkin Donuts and Subway.

All bus stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Court Square

  • Pride Travel Center

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