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Other ways to get from Worcester to New York

There are usually 5 daily train trips available from Worcester to New York.

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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from Worcester to New York. Traveling by bus from Worcester to New York usually takes around 6 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance156 mi (252 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$15.98
Trips per day6
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Worcester to New York

(Based on 109 ratings and reviews)




July 9, 2024- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

The drivers were excellent. They communicated freely and I felt very safe with their skills. I loved that there was WiFi and charging stations.



June 26, 2024- Business

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Direct route to Worcester. Cons: Earlier bus times in the am.



June 14, 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: How comfortable it was. Cons: Don't think the traffic congestion can be controlled but maybe a little improvement on arrival into NY. Tips: Worth while investment for travel options.



May 24, 2024- Vacation

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Relaxing ride into NYC. Cons: No staff at Worcester location. Nobody knew what was going on best described as unorganized chaos.



April 24, 2024- Visiting family


Pros: Arrived early. Cons: None.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Worcester to New York cost $27.79 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 Worcester to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $21 to $39. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 17, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to New York this week, bus tickets are available starting at $21.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Worcester to New York is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $31. If you're planning to take the bus from Worcester to New York during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $51. 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 26 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $10.86 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Worcester to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Worcester to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound86h 59m$29.91
OurBus23h 27m$35.17
Peter Pan Lines94h 34m$42.46
  • 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 8 bus trips from Worcester to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 59 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $16.

  • 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 $25, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Worcester to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to New York from $22. There are 9 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Worcester, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Union Station . In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Worcester to New York takes 4 hours and 34 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 2 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, there is no direct Amtrak service from Worcester to New York City. To get to Worcester, you’ll have to transfer at least once. Common transfers take place in Springfield, Massachusetts, and in New Haven, Connecticut. The average travel time including transfers is about 5 hours and 40 minutes, and costs around $74. Taking a direct bus is both a cheaper and faster option.
The cheapest bus to New York City from Worcester is offered by Greyhound. On average, Greyhound tickets for this route cost close to $20, and with 9 daily trips you have many departing times to choose from. A direct Greyhound bus takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes if there is little traffic and the weather is good.
The best way to travel to New York from Worcester is by bus. Because there is no direct train route, buses are faster than taking Amtrak, as well as cheaper. While there are occasional nonstop flights from the Worcester Regional Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport that take just an hour, tickets start at more than $100. When balancing time and money, bus is your best bet.

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 156 miles from Worcester to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 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.

Because many passengers travel from Worcester 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.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Worcester to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Worcester to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 Worcester to New York; ticket prices start at $43.00.

City Information


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We dare you to pronounce it right on the first try. Named after Worcester in England, Worcester is the second-most populous city in Massachusetts. The city boasts an extensive history, particularly because of its industrial and weaponry prowess during World War II; take your dad (or your dad friend) to the Worcester Historical Museum to learn more.

For those more interested in science and nature, visit the popular EcoTarium, which includes hands-on exhibits and an outdoor campus featuring forest and meadow trails. Then, to apply your newfound natural knowledge, take a relaxing stroll through Green Hill Park to try to identify the lake's wildlife. In the evening, visit The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to catch anything from a burlesque show, Broadway performance, or even a silent film.

Worcester's location at the heart of the state makes it easy to travel to this bustling city. Worcester has its own regional airport, or head to Boston's Logan Airport for a wider variety of flights. Amtrak trains provide daily services from Boston, and bus service is available on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Peter Pan.

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 Worcester?

Main departure station: Union Station

Worcester has two bus stations with service to New York.

All bus stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station

  • Franklin St & Harding St

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Buses arrive in New York at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

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