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Journey Information

Boston, MA to Springfield, MA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$11.00
Shortest Duration2h 30m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Springfield?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $12.08 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Springfield. Buses from Springfield to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $12.08 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.74 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Springfield, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Springfield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston, MA to Springfield, MA; ticket prices start at $9.00.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Springfield?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Boston, Massachusetts to Springfield, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Peter Pan Lines usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound12h 30m$16.60
Peter Pan Lines42h 50m$14.79

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Springfield?

All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Springfield, Massachusetts:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

Price trends for buses from Boston to Springfield

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10NovDec

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Springfield, MA
4.6
Based on 26 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.4
Jennifer
4.0
February 29, 2020Visiting family
Pros
the environment on the bus is very nice, good temperature and spacious seats
Cons
better internet connection, it works but very slow
Marlene
5.0
December 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Easy, convenient, inexpensive and enjoyable.
Tips
Plan ahead and purchase your ticket.
Danielle
5.0
October 25, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Departed pretty much on time. Arrived within a reasonable time
Cons
I didn’t know that the Wanderu confirmation code wouldn’t work on the Greyhound website. More clarity on that would have been helpful. It caused a bit of an alarm because I thought my tickets weren’t valid
Kamil
5.0
August 1, 2019
Pros
Rasheed Black is a wonderful staff you have please keep him he's smart and was able to answer all customers questions helpful and attended to all customers politely.
Bernadine
3.0
May 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Left Boston terminal on time and arrived in Springfield terminal on time, in spite of the start of rush hour.
Cons
Bus condition. Clean but interior looks rough and outdated.

Based on 17 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.9
Value
3.8
Condition
4.4
Mindy
5.0
January 27, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Fast, inexpensive, got me there
Cons
WiFi didn't work till Worcester, though I was probably the only one on the bus who cared....
Kristen
5.0
January 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Easy .. left right on time .. got there on time and safe even in the snow
Kim
5.0
September 28, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Driver was very polite and road serious.
Patricia
5.0
September 12, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I had spoken with a Pater Pan employee to ask a question about departure and he turned out to be a driver of an earlier bus and offered me an earlier departure.
Cons
Everything was great
Nicole
4.0
August 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Arrived early

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