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Journey Information

Boston to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£7.06
Shortest Duration4h 5m
Trips per day14
Bus lines3

Boston to New York Route Map

Boston New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you take the bus instead of flying?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to New York 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £17.80 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to New York. Buses from New York to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £17.80 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £10.95 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Boston, MA to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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

Because many passengers travel from Boston to New York at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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?

There are buses from Boston to NYC all throughout the day. The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus departs Boston at 5:00pm. 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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 £22.75.

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 3 most popular bus lines:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound75h 7m£23.74
OurBus14h 14m£21.15
Peter Pan Lines64h 25m£22.79

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Boston, Massachusetts. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • Logan Intl Airport
  • 39 Dalton Street

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Buses arrive in New York at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

Price trends for buses from Boston to New York

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to New York, NY
4.5
Based on 390 ratings and reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Chioke
5.0
February 26, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I enjoyed everything
Cons
Nothing
Greg
5.0
January 24, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Easy
Cons
Gum on the side of the bus. A little too warm
Lauren
4.0
January 17, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Staff expected us to know how to board efficiently but didn’t explain to those in line how to scan and proceed.
Tips
People were a little confused by how the boarding groups got assigned. Just keep an eye out for lanes to stand in and if you’re boarding D, get there early to get a seat you want.
Morgan
5.0
January 17, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Bus ride was wonderful! Easy, clean, comfortable, etc.
Cons
1. Was disappointed in the wifi. Standard wifi was absolutely useless and I felt paying for an upgrade to be misleading since it was advertised as included. I ended up paying for it and was ultimately happy with the speed. 2. Could not believe there were no cup holders...More
Tips
-Bring a neck pillow! -Prepare for temperature swings (hot in the sun, cold in the shade) -You'll have to pay for internet that works well - standard issue wifi was useless, couldn't even send an email.
Sophia
5.0
January 5, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Easy boarding, no stops, super empty (had row to myself).
Cons
The WiFi did not work on my computer, but perhaps it worked for others. Did not interact with staff at all (except guy who checked my ticket), so cannot say whether they were friendly!
Tips
Bolt Bus is BY FAR a better option than Greyhound, Peterpan, or Megabus.

Based on 69 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 53 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
3.8
Condition
4.2
carlos
5.0
May 2, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I couldn’t tell but I did like the bus service
Cons
Best WiFi Connection because was poor I can’t navigate on the red
Tips
Choose this bus company because they’re sometime cheap but good service and comfortable seat 💺
Karina
5.0
April 23, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I love the renovated seats and the staff.
Cons
If someone could clean the seats in between rides. idk if its done but its a suggestion
Tips
Be on time, and prepared, staff was friendly and punctual
Rushabh
4.0
February 8, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Greyhound seats don’t recline
Dayna
5.0
January 19, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Comfortable and quiet trip, driver made great time and we arrived 30 min early. I will definitely be taking this bus again.
Cons
I wouldn't mind a deep clean of the bus, but it was reasonable for public transportation.
Tips
N/A
Mallory
5.0
January 17, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was super cheap and easy to find!
Cons
Possibly just more leg room on the buses, but I was very happy with the trip overall!

Based on 96 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 51 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.7
Value
3.8
Condition
4.3
Amber
5.0
March 16, 2020Vacation
Pros
The bus was a double decker and we got awesome seats on the way there and the bus was basically empty
Dominic
5.0
March 3, 2020Business
Pros
Buses weren't too crowded.
Laurence
4.0
February 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was a very inexpensive way to get to New York, and the driver was professional and very capable at maneuvering through heavy traffic as we approached the city. The bus was quite full but the comfort level was not bad and the passengers were quiet and entertained the...More
Cons
I never did get the wifi to work, and didn't see the power outlets until the trip back. Apparently nobody else did either, I never saw one being used. The cloth seats are frayed and the buses which were sparkling clean a few years ago could use a refresh.
Abby
5.0
February 15, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The time of the bus ride was perfect.
Cons
Nothing.
Tips
Book your trips early for early morning times !
Jane
5.0
January 25, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The timing was great! Whenever I travel from Boston to New York by bus, I'm usually caught in traffic, and a four-hour trip usually turns into a 5.5 journey. But both inbound and outbound buses were on time with zero issues. Yay!
Cons
Can we eliminate the pit stops on the Boston-to-New York bus trips?
Tips
Get to the bus early so you can get a desirable seat. It's first come, first serve.

Based on 86 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 55 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.1
Condition
4.3
Katherine
5.0
June 28, 2020Business
Pros
Few people on the bus, quiet and clean.
Cons
The seat were kinda small
Tips
I actually didn’t feel the 4hrs from Boston to NY. It was a fast drive.
Demetrius
4.0
January 26, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Scenic route
Cons
Wasn’t extremely late but didn’t arrive on time. About 15 minutes late. If it states to arrive on time then arrive on time.
Tips
Arrive early
Adelino
5.0
March 17, 2020Visiting family
Pros
very pleased with the hole thing
Cons
keep it up
Tips
I definitely wold recommend
Jesus
5.0
March 1, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Quiet, smooth ride.
Cons
Everything seems to be in order.
Tips
Come on time.
John
5.0
February 23, 2020Vacation
Pros
All went as planned!
Cons
Free snacks!

Based on 63 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 32 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
3.9
Value
4.2
Condition
4.0
Valeria
5.0
March 7, 2020Vacation
Pros
I liked a lot!
Cons
Ar conditioner less cold.
Leah
5.0
March 4, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Great staff, good value, and I arrived at my destination safely and on time. Drop-off point is within easy access to restaurants and the subway.
Cons
There may have been electrical outlets but I did not see any.
Tips
Have a reserved power source as you may not be able to charge your electronics. The bus stopped at two locations with one at Long Island City which is convenient for those going to Queens, NY.
Dwayne
5.0
March 5, 2020Business
Pros
The trip was very efficient and respected the time frame that was marketed, when purchasing the ticket.
Tips
There is one rest stop for 15 minutes in between Boston/ New York, where you can get something to eat and use the restroom.
Himlona
5.0
February 29, 2020Vacation
Cons
Plug points and restrooms could be included
John D
5.0
February 25, 2020Visiting family
Pros
They should pay attention to cleanliness of the bus, especially the bathroom.
Cons
N/A
Tips
Get there on time.

Based on 42 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 74 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
4.8
Victoria
4.0
March 6, 2020Vacation
Pros
The timing was almost perfect
Cons
The bus needs to be cleaned better
Jessica
5.0
February 28, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The bus was on time and even early! The bus was very clean and the staff was really friendly!
Cons
I would prefer that they do not distribute plastic water bottles on the bus. Please encourage passengers to bring their own water bottles - please help reduce waste!
Tips
Passengers should bring their own water bottles to avoid using a plastic water bottle!
Kimberly
5.0
February 15, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I appreciated the driver’s friendliness and also free water bottles in a cooler at the front of the bus!
Mithra
5.0
January 1, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
got my own seat, we got in an hour and 20 mins early
Cons
the guy in front of me leaned his seat all the way back and i didnt really know how to tell him not to
Jordy
5.0
December 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver communicated about a delay in arrival because of traffic
Cons
N/A
Tips
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