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Journey Information

There are 59 intercity buses per day from Boston to New York. Traveling by bus from Boston to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Ourbus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance190 mi (306 km)
Shortest duration3h 48m
Cheapest price$17.00
Trips per day57
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Boston to New York

(Based on 948 ratings and reviews)



Maya Bea

September 10, 2023- Regular commuter


Pros: The bus driver was so kind and great at driving, I've never been on a smoother bus ride from Boston to New York before! Cons: Wifi was said to be included, but wasn't working well. Tips: If you have Regina from OurBus, you're in luck! She was the best driver I've had.



September 7, 2023- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Simple. On time. Cons: Very little. Drivers were very good and explained everything needed to know. Tips: Get there on time.



September 6, 2023- Solo travel


Pros: It was an amazing trip. Cons: Nothing I can think of. Tips: Reach 15 mins before the bus time.



September 5, 2023- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The driver was very informative and the journey was so smooth. It made you forget you were on a bus. It was my first time and I throughly enjoyed it and we got there early. Cons: Nothing.



September 2, 2023- Vacation


WiFi should be free during the entire ride

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How much is a bus ticket from Boston to New York?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boston to New York cost $34.96 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 New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $31 to $44. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on September 26, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to New York this week, bus tickets are available starting at $31.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Boston to New York is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $37. If you're planning to take the bus from Boston to New York during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $59. 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 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $15.60 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to New York?

There are multiple buses that travel from Boston to NYC, including Greyhound, Megabus, OurBus, and Peter Pan Bus. Here is what you should know about the 5 most popular bus lines:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US224h 47m$41.37
Greyhound175h 2m$42.51
OurBus64h 40m$33.35
Ourbus64h 41m$38.89
Peter Pan Lines114h 30m$42.80
  • 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 22 trips per day from Boston to New York, 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 17 bus trips from Boston to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 2 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $20.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $17, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Ourbus from Boston to New York from $23. There are 6 trips per day offered by Ourbus from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Ourbus ticket to New York. In Boston, Ourbus departs to New York from 177 Huntington Ave and one other station. In New York, Ourbus arrives at 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Ourbus from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available Ourbus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 48 minutes .

    On weekends, Ourbus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 11 bus trips every day during the week and 11 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Boston and New York, offering bus tickets as low as $29.

Frequently Asked Questions

Taking a bus from Boston to New York City is a significantly cheaper option than taking the train or flying. Bus tickets are often available for less than $20, while a train ticket averages over $100, and a flight typically runs between $150 and $250. The average duration of a bus ride from Boston to New York is around 4 hours, which is nearly the same length of time as taking an Amtrak Northeast Regional train. A direct flight is only about 1 hour and 20 minutes, but most airlines also recommend you arrive 90 minutes early for a domestic flight.

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 4 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 190 miles from Boston to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 48 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

There are buses from Boston to NYC all throughout the day. The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus departs Boston at 8:00pm. This means that Boston to New York is an OK day trip if you depart early in the morning.

By catching the first morning bus from Boston, you’d make it to New York in ample time to grab lunch and catch a 2 pm or 3 pm matinee on Broadway before returning home. If you were to leave from Boston at 8 am, and wanted to return by 10 pm, you would have about six hours to spend in New York City.

There are 59 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 57 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 New York; ticket prices start at $20.00.

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.

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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

Buses to New York leave from 5 stations in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton Street

  • 177 Huntington Ave

  • Boston Logan Airport

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

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Main arrival station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses arrive in New York at 12 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 23

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • 6th Ave between 31st St and 32nd St

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

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