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Boston - Portsmouth Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 38 intercity buses per day from Boston to Portsmouth. Traveling by bus from Boston to Portsmouth usually takes around one hour and 27 minutes, but the fastest C&J bus can make the trip in just one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance51 mi (83 km)
Shortest duration1h 5m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day40
Most frequent serviceC&J
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Portsmouth

(Based on 28 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Wendy

April 15, 2024- Visiting family

C&J

Pros: Convenience. Cons: Bus could bring me to my doorstep ha ha :-). Tips: Be nice to these people thye get us where we need to go :-).

5.0

Sarah

February 13, 2024- Vacation

C&J

my driver was very friendly

5.0

Prateek

December 20, 2023- Solo travel

C&J

Everything was nice and smooth

5.0

Philip

October 13, 2023- Visiting friends

C&J

Pros: Quiet and relaxing ride. Cons: WiFi being slightly more consistent, but overall impressed by how fast it was. Actually being able to watch a stream while on a bus was pretty great.

5.0

Carol

August 25, 2023- Visiting friends

C&J

Everyone at C&j is top notch. The poor phone customer service lady was beyond patient with my endless questions. At age 72, I was so thrilled to get a human being to help me. And then my hostess arrived but had dead battery when tried to start car. Thanks C & J for taking such good care of your customers.

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Portsmouth?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Portsmouth cost $22.84 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

$30$20$10JunJun

Bus tickets from Boston to Portsmouth are expected to cost between $23 and $25 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Portsmouth within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $23. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Boston to Portsmouth 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. 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 Portsmouth?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boston to Portsmouth that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, C&J usually offers more choice, with 37 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
C&J371h 28m$24.01
Greyhound11h 15m$21.34
  • C&J is a family-run bus carrier that provides first-class travel across the Northeast, with stops in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. With free WiFi, extra legroom, and clean restrooms, C&J earned the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for Best Quality Vehicles in 2022. In addition, their green-certified fleet of coaches is among the most efficient in the region and emits the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per traveler compared to any other kind of transportation vehicle.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Boston to Portsmouth every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portsmouth usually start from $18.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 27 minutes to cover the 51 miles from Boston to Portsmouth. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 5 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Portsmouth. 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Portsmouth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 38 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Portsmouth every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 40 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 Portsmouth, NH; ticket prices start at $28.00.

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 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.

Portsmouth

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Once a bustling seaport and now a popular summer holiday destination, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is well worth visiting. Just an hour and a half north of Boston, Portsmouth offers an exciting mix of unique history and contemporary experience.

Discover Portsmouth's history at the Strawbery Banke Museum and enjoy 10 acres worth of outdoor exhibits, consisting of tours of historic houses and buildings on their original foundations. Costumed actors will regale you with stories about each location.

For those interested in naval history, Portsmouth offers tours of the USS Albacore, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, as well as a gift shop for all your souvenir needs. Portsmouth is also home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes where you can taste local delicacies or world cuisine to refuel after a day of exploring.

Portsmouth is easily accessible by air, rail, road, and bus. Portsmouth International Airport offers several direct flights from various airports, while Boston's Logan Airport is only an hour south of the town. Amtrak's Downeaster travels to Portsmouth, with a gorgeous route during leaf-peeping season. C&J Bus Lines provide regular stops from Logan Airport and other cities.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: Boston Logan Airport

Buses to Portsmouth leave from 3 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Portsmouth?

Main arrival station: Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

The Portsmouth Transportation Center, aka the Portsmouth C&J Bus Station, is on the western side of the city. The station has ample indoor seating, plus screens to display information on upcoming trips. If you head in either direction on I95, you'll find plenty of convenience stores, restaurants, and cafes if you're looking for some food. Walk just across the street to Pannaway Playground to stretch your legs on one of the many walking trails and green spaces.

All bus stations in Portsmouth:

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

  • Portsmouth Bus Stop

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