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Portsmouth - Boston Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Portsmouth to Boston. Traveling by bus from Portsmouth to Boston usually takes around one hour and 22 minutes, but the fastest C&J bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance51 mi (83 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day43
Most frequent serviceC&J
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Portsmouth to Boston

(Based on 28 ratings and reviews)




March 16, 2024- Solo travel


Pros: NA. Cons: NA. Tips: NA.



December 18, 2023- Vacation


Pros: Didn’t have to drive our car to Logan Airport. Cons: Nothing.



October 14, 2023- Visiting friends


Quiet and relaxing. WIFi dips a little, but other than that it works very well



October 10, 2023- Solo travel


Pros: I liked my trip. Cons: Everything is fine. Tips: Add another late route.



August 11, 2023- Visiting friends


Our bus driver was awesome 👏

How much is a bus ticket from Portsmouth to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Portsmouth to Boston cost $23.04 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 Portsmouth to Boston in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $24 to $24. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 10, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Boston this week, bus tickets are available starting at $24.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from Portsmouth to Boston are usually around $23 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Booking early is the best way to secure the lowest prices and avoid any last-minute price hikes.

What bus companies travel from Portsmouth to Boston?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Portsmouth to Boston that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, C&J usually offers more choice, with 36 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
C&J361h 22m$24.07
Greyhound11h 26m$19.62
  • C&J is a family-run bus carrier that provides first-class travel across the Northeast, with stops in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. With free WiFi, extra legroom, and clean restrooms, C&J earned the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for Best Quality Vehicles in 2022. In addition, their green-certified fleet of coaches is among the most efficient in the region and emits the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per traveler compared to any other kind of transportation vehicle.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Portsmouth to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 26 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $18.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 22 minutes to cover the 51 miles from Portsmouth to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Portsmouth to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Portsmouth to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 43 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 Portsmouth, NH to Boston, MA; ticket prices start at $27.00.

City Information


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Once a bustling seaport and now a popular summer holiday destination, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is well worth visiting. Just an hour and a half north of Boston, Portsmouth offers an exciting mix of unique history and contemporary experience.

Discover Portsmouth's history at the Strawbery Banke Museum and enjoy 10 acres worth of outdoor exhibits, consisting of tours of historic houses and buildings on their original foundations. Costumed actors will regale you with stories about each location.

For those interested in naval history, Portsmouth offers tours of the USS Albacore, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, as well as a gift shop for all your souvenir needs. Portsmouth is also home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes where you can taste local delicacies or world cuisine to refuel after a day of exploring.

Portsmouth is easily accessible by air, rail, road, and bus. Portsmouth International Airport offers several direct flights from various airports, while Boston's Logan Airport is only an hour south of the town. Amtrak's Downeaster travels to Portsmouth, with a gorgeous route during leaf-peeping season. C&J Bus Lines provide regular stops from Logan Airport and other cities.


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Portsmouth?

Main departure station: Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

The Portsmouth Transportation Center, aka the Portsmouth C&J Bus Station, is on the western side of the city. The station has ample indoor seating, plus screens to display information on upcoming trips. If you head in either direction on I95, you'll find plenty of convenience stores, restaurants, and cafes if you're looking for some food. Walk just across the street to Pannaway Playground to stretch your legs on one of the many walking trails and green spaces.

All bus stations in Portsmouth:

  • Portsmouth Transp Ctr - 185 Grafton Rd

  • Portsmouth Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: Boston Logan Airport

Buses arrive in Boston at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • Boston Logan Airport

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

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