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Boston - Salem Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 24 intercity buses per day from Boston to Salem. Traveling by bus from Boston to Salem usually takes around one hour and 28 minutes, but the fastest Boston Express bus can make the trip in 35 minutes.

Distance30 mi (49 km)
Shortest duration0h 35m
Cheapest price$14.00
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceBoston Express
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Salem

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Alice

June 5, 2021- Visiting family

Concord Coach Lines

Pros: The trip was over sold by two seats. I had to sit by the toilet and another passenger doubled up with another. I would’ve preferred to not have sat by the bathroom. Cons: Better spaced seats. Tips: Try to arrive early. I got there right on time-2 mins before depa...

Pros: The trip was over sold by two seats. I had to sit by the toilet and another passenger doubled up with another. I would’ve preferred to not have sat by the bathroom. Cons: Better spaced seats. Tips: Try to arrive early. I got there right on time-2 mins before departure, which I consider late. The gate where the bus was listed to be departing from was not so. If I’d not gotten lucky, I may have missed the bus by 30 seconds.

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Price trends for buses from Boston to Salem

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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What bus companies travel from Boston to Salem?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boston to Salem that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Boston Express usually offers more choice, with 20 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Boston Express201h 35m$15.85
Concord Coach Lines40h 53m$16.01
  • Boston Express

    Boston Express

    Book Boston Express from Boston to Salem from $14. There are 20 trips per day offered by Boston Express from Boston to Salem and you can expect on average to pay for a Boston Express ticket to Salem. In Boston, Boston Express departs to Salem from South Station and one other station. In Salem, Boston Express arrives at Salem Transportation Center .

    An average trip on Boston Express from Boston to Salem takes 1 hours and 35 minutes , while the fastest available Boston Express trip will get you to Salem in 0 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Boston Express offers 13 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Salem.

  • Concord Coach Lines

    Concord Coach Lines

    Book Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Salem from $14. There are 4 trips per day offered by Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Salem and you can expect on average to pay for a Concord Coach Lines ticket to Salem. In Boston, Concord Coach Lines departs to Salem from Boston Logan Airport and one other station. In Salem, Concord Coach Lines arrives at Salem Transportation Center .

    An average trip on Concord Coach Lines from Boston to Salem takes 0 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available Concord Coach Lines trip will get you to Salem in 0 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Concord Coach Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Salem.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of one hour and 28 minutes to cover the 30 miles from Boston to Salem. However, the fastest bus only takes 35 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 Salem, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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 Salem, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 24 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Salem every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Boston to Salem without transferring.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station - BOSSST-0

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Main departure station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • Boston Logan Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Salem?

Main arrival station: Salem Transportation Center

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

All bus stations in Salem:

  • Salem Transportation Center

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