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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Boston to Newark. Traveling by bus from Boston to Newark usually takes around 6 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price$30.85
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to Newark

(Based on 50 ratings and reviews)




February 20, 2023- Solo travel


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



January 6, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: Bus was clean. Driver was very professional. Bus departed nearly on time. Cons: Let people on the bus earlier at point of departure. It will help keep to schedule.



December 28, 2022- Visiting friends


Pros: It was cheap and it was quick! Cons: The bus was packed. Tips: Get to the bus on time so you get a decent seat.



November 25, 2022- Visiting family


Pros: I enjoyed that I didn't have to transfer bus to bus it went one way through. Cons: Have someone clean through the bathroom and leave some fresheners or something. It smelt horrid. Tips: Please be curtious of others to let them have a seat. A lot of people thought they could have two seats for themselves.



October 19, 2022- Visiting family


Pros: The driver, Karen, was very professional. She made sure we had all the information we needed, even when the microophone system didn't woark. She clearly let us know when we were approaching Hartford and let us know where the bathrooms and food were located. She let us know how long the break would be and kpt to the schedule. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Arrive 30 minutes before departure.

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 $35.01 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 $38 to $90. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 7, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Newark this week, bus tickets are available starting at $40.

Monthly average prices


Taking the bus from Boston to Newark is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $37,

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 $50. 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 23 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $33.17 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Newark?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Boston to Newark. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US36h 41m$67.51
  • 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 3 trips per day from Boston to Newark, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

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.

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.

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 196 miles from Boston to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 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.

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

The first bus leaves at 5:00pm and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Newark; ticket prices start at $31.00.

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

Most buses depart from the main station in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

Main arrival station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

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

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

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