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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Boston to Springfield. Traveling by bus from Boston to Springfield usually takes around 2 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance80 mi (129 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
Cheapest price$8.00
Trips per day5
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Springfield

(Based on 43 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Shannon

May 14, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

The bus driver was extremely helpful and kind. I was confused about where to go and he immediately stepped in to help.

The bus driver was extremely helpful and kind. I was confused about where to go and he immediately stepped in to help.

5.0

Richard

May 12, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus driver assisted me getting on the correct bus or I would have missed. Each driver drove in a safe manner. Actually arrived early at my destination. Tips: Use Wanderu.

Pros: Bus driver assisted me getting on the correct bus or I would have missed. Each driver drove in a safe manner. Actually arrived early at my destination. Tips: Use Wanderu.

4.0

Anne

April 9, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Driver was very good with announcements. Cons: One passenger kept talking to the driver, despite the driver answering in one-word answers. Tips: Petition your state reps for train service between Boston and Springfield.

Pros: Driver was very good with announcements. Cons: One passenger kept talking to the driver, despite the driver answering in one-word answers. Tips: Petition your state reps for train service between Boston and Springfield.

5.0

Marilena

January 30, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Newer bus. Was able to board a little early. Not crowded. Cons: I did not like having a layover. Would appreciate more direct options.

Pros: Newer bus. Was able to board a little early. Not crowded. Cons: I did not like having a layover. Would appreciate more direct options.

4.0

Toby

December 17, 2021- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus was early and not fully booked which allowed for good spacing. Cons: High price and driver did not enforce masks. Tips: If going to Northampton/Amherst, you can transfer to a separate bus in Springfield with a timed transfer.

Pros: Bus was early and not fully booked which allowed for good spacing. Cons: High price and driver did not enforce masks. Tips: If going to Northampton/Amherst, you can transfer to a separate bus in Springfield with a timed transfer.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Springfield?

$12.79 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Springfield. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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$10MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Springfield is expected to range from $11 to $23. If you are looking to travel to Springfield within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $19. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $11 and can be found on June 8, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Springfield in February, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $18 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $11.05 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Springfield?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boston to Springfield that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound32h 34m$13.75
Peter Pan Lines72h 41m$25.32
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Boston to Springfield every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 34 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Springfield usually start from $8.

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  • 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 7 bus trips every day during the week and 7 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and Springfield, offering bus tickets as low as $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go from Boston to Springfield?

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.

Is there a train from Boston to Springfield?

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.

Is Boston to Springfield a good day-trip?

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.

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

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 80 miles from Boston to Springfield. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 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?

Buses departing from Boston to Springfield tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 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

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.

Springfield

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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

Where does the bus arrive in Springfield?

Main arrival station: Union Station Transportation Center

All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Springfield.

All bus stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

Need a return trip from Springfield to Boston?

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