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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from Boston to Newark. Traveling by bus from Boston to Newark usually takes around 6 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$22.48
Trips per day4
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Newark

(Based on 55 ratings and reviews)




November 21, 2023- Visiting friends


Pros: It was a very safe trip besides that was raining all the way. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nothing.



October 5, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: The driver was a good driver. I Got to my destination on time. Cons: Cleaner floors and seats. Tips: Bring a mask and sanitizer people were sneezing all over the place.



July 28, 2023- Visiting friends


Everything was great! One of my best trips ever. Will definitely book again.



July 22, 2023- Solo travel


Pros: Everything. Cons: 10. Tips: Yes.



February 20, 2023- Solo travel


Pros: Availability of the bus. Cons: Prices could be lower. Tips: To wear their masks.

Boston to Newark Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Newark?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to Newark cost $36.69 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Boston to Newark in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $31 to $54. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 4, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Newark this week, bus tickets are available starting at $33.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Boston to Newark is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $40. If you're planning to take the bus from Boston to Newark during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $77. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


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. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 28 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $24.43 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Newark?

There are 3 bus lines from Boston to Newark available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US86h 42m$48.76
Greyhound75h 39m$49.77
Peter Pan Lines116h 39m$37.19
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 8 trips per day from Boston to Newark, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 7 bus trips from Boston to Newark every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $24.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Newark from $31. There are 11 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Newark and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Newark. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Newark from Logan Airport Visitor Center and one other station. In Newark, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Penn Central Railroad Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Newark takes 6 hours and 39 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Newark in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Newark.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 196 miles from Boston to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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 Newark. 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 to Newark; ticket prices start at $28.00.

City Information


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.


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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Main departure station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Buses to Newark leave from 3 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • Logan Airport Visitor Center

  • South Station

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

Main arrival station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

  • Penn Central Railroad Station

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