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Journey Information

Boston to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest pricePLN 98.08
Shortest Duration4h 10m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2

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 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 much is a bus ticket from Boston to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, PLN 103.85 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 PLN 103.85 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 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save PLN 31.01 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Boston, MA to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Boston to New York for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

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 8 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Massachusetts to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to New York; ticket prices start at PLN 109.40.

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 2 most popular bus lines:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound54h 58mPLN 115.47
Peter Pan Lines34h 23mPLN 119.28

Book Greyhound from Boston to New York from PLN 98. There are 5 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay PLN 115 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Boston, Greyhound departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal, In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and one other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 10 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 123 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York from PLN 98. There are 3 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York and you can expect on average to pay PLN 119 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from South Station Bus Terminal, In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station, An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to New York takes 4 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 4 hours and 10 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 125 for a weekend trip to New York.

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Price trends for buses from Boston to New York

Average prices by travel date

PLN 170PLN 113PLN 57MarMar

Monthly average prices

PLN 189PLN 151PLN 113PLN 75PLN 38AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

PLN 189PLN 151PLN 113PLN 75PLN 383020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to New York, NY

(Based on 397 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Sarah

February 15, 2021 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: the timely arrival, how kind and entertaining our bus driver was (and how he kept us informed and communicated well throughout the trip, really appreciated him!), also the giant windows were awesome for good views. Cons: the adherence to social distancing: i wish... Pros: the timely arrival, how kind and entertaining our bus driver was (and how he kept us informed and communicated well throughout the trip, really appreciated him!), also the giant windows were awesome for good views. Cons: the adherence to social distancing: i wish that each two seater was reserved for one person, i know that the company would lose out on money this way, but the bus was packed to the brim and i didn’t realize we’d be in such close proximity to others, i felt uncomfortable even taking sips of water. Tips: make sure you get there early because window seats are much more comfortable than aisle seats.More

5.0

Marysela

February 14, 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The price. Cons: One person per 2 chairs. Not doubling up. Tips: Nope. Pros: The price. Cons: One person per 2 chairs. Not doubling up. Tips: Nope.

5.0

Carlos

January 23, 2021 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I did like all 👍. Cons: I need them to improve the WiFi service because it’s not working and must pay for using it Some others bus have free access to WiFi why can’t do same. Tips: Y’all should ride with greyhound bus. Pros: I did like all 👍. Cons: I need them to improve the WiFi service because it’s not working and must pay for using it Some others bus have free access to WiFi why can’t do same. Tips: Y’all should ride with greyhound bus.

5.0

Katherine

June 28, 2020 - Business

Peter Pan Lines

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. 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.

5.0

carlos

May 2, 2020 - Visiting family

Greyhound

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 💺. 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 💺.

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