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Journey Information

Boston to Newark bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.00
Shortest Duration5h 15m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from Boston to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JunJul

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Newark
4.4
Based on 23 reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
3.9
Value
3.6
Condition
4.0
Alinamarissa
5.0
November 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
on time and great price
Caroline
4.0
October 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The trip was super late
Cons
Time
Tips
N/A
Semu
4.0
June 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfort
Cons
The only bad thing was that there was no Wifi. This was very
Tips
Wifi
Vijayalaxmi
3.0
June 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus was on time not too crowded.
Cons
The seats were not firmly attached to the floor of the bus! The seats kept rocking back and forth with the motion of the bus, which made it very uncomfortable. Changing seats did not help because many had the same problem.
Lucien
5.0
June 3, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Safe and secured ride
Cons
Nothing other than a 50/50 raffle :).
Tips
Enjoy your ride with no worries.

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 63 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.1
Value
4.3
Condition
4.6
Nathaniel
5.0
January 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Everything was running on time. Driver got us to the city sooner than expected 👌
Cons
Bigger overhead to put your carry on in.
Tips
Be on time!
Anne
5.0
July 31, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Excellent trip!
Cons
Trying to be on time.
Tips
Buy your ticket with wanderu and Enjoy your trip!
Sergia
5.0
July 6, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Driver was careful and got me to my destination in a fast safe manner
Christian
1.0
June 9, 2019
Pros
Please refund my money.
Cons
Bus should arrive on time or we should be notified that it is more than 2 hours late
Michele E
4.0
June 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Friendly staff and well organize.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Megabus go from Boston to Newark?

No, there is no Megabus service between Boston and Newark. The closest you can get to Newark on Megabus is taking it from Boston to New York City. However, BoltBus and Greyhound both have service from Boston to Newark, so that may be a better option.

How long is the drive from Boston to Newark?

The trip from Boston to Newark covers about 226 miles (364 kilometers) and takes about 4 hours 30 minutes to drive. A bus from Boston to Newark typically takes between 4 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours, depending on factors like traffic, weather, and whether the bus is making additional stops.

Is there a bus from Boston to Newark Airport?

No, there is no bus that travels from Boston directly to Newark Liberty International Airport. However, buses from Boston will take you to Penn Station in Newark, and from there you can take a 10-minute trip on the NJ Transit to Newark Airport for only $8.25.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Newark 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Newark?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $25.00 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Newark. Buses from Newark to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $25.00 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $13.83 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 196 miles (316 kilometers) from Boston to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Boston to Newark 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Newark 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 to Newark; ticket prices start at $39.00.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Newark?

There is one bus company that operates from Boston to Newark. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound55h 55m$32.66

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 Newark?

All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Newark, New Jersey:

  • Penn Station

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