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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Boston to Newark. Traveling by bus from Boston to Newark usually takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration4h 55m
Cheapest price$27.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Newark

(Based on 32 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Rakiya

March 4, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

I liked that we arrived on time.

I liked that we arrived on time.

5.0

Kimberly

January 24, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

I was very comfortable

I was very comfortable

5.0

Venkat

October 10, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Seats should be push back

Seats should be push back

5.0

Tara

July 19, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Cons: Social distancing between passengers. Tips: There are no blocked seats for social distancing.

Cons: Social distancing between passengers. Tips: There are no blocked seats for social distancing.

5.0

Indiya

July 3, 2021- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Very good. Cons: More Leg space. Tips: Be on time to get the good seat.

Pros: Very good. Cons: More Leg space. Tips: Be on time to get the good seat.

Boston to Newark Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Newark?

$31.89 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Newark. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Newark is expected to range from $30 to $50. If you are looking to travel to Newark within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $31. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $30 and can be found on May 24, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Newark in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $41 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $18.68 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the 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. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound75h 51m$38.46
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 51 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Newark usually start from $27.

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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 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Newark?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 196 miles from Boston to Newark. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 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.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Newark at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Newark, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Newark are there per day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Newark every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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

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 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.

Newark

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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?

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

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