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Journey Information

Newark to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$26.00
Shortest Duration5h 10m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2

Newark to Boston Route Map

Newark Boston

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the busiest day to travel from Newark to Boston?

The busiest day to travel from Newark to Boston is on Monday. If you need to travel on a Monday from Newark to Boston, it would be wise to book your ticket far in advance to secure a seat at a good price. If your travel schedule allows for you to travel on a different day, Thursday is the least-busy day of the week on this route, which means it should be easier to score a good deal.

Is it better to travel by bus or train from Newark to Boston?

Bus is probably the better option from Newark to Boston. Tickets cost an average of about $13 on the bus, while traveling by train costs an average of $56. You won’t save much time opting for the train, either — both transportation modes take between 4 and 5 hours on average.

The primary benefit of taking Amtrak from Newark to Boston is that you have more departure times to choose from: There are only 4 direct buses on this route per day, versus 46 direct trains.

What is the cheapest bus from Newark to Boston?

The cheapest bus tickets from Newark to Boston are offered by Greyhound. On average, Greyhound tickets for this route cost about $23, and rides average a travel time of 6 hours. For just a few dollars more, BoltBus is also a good deal —averaging around $28 per ticket — and rides are typically faster, averaging 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Newark to Boston 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 Newark to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $27.25 was the low point for bus fares from Newark to Boston. Buses from Boston to Newark are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $27.25 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $16.16 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 196 miles (316 kilometers) from Newark, NJ to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Because many passengers travel from Newark to Boston 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Newark?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark to Boston; ticket prices start at $33.00.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Boston?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Newark, New Jersey to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound56h 43m$38.29
OurBus15h 10m$50.00

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Newark, New Jersey has two bus stations with service to Boston, Massachusetts:

  • Penn Station
  • Raymond Plaza E btwn Edison Pl & Ferry St

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • 39 Dalton Street

Price trends for buses from Newark to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark, NJ to Boston, MA
4.5
Based on 22 ratings and reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 62 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.5
Value
4.2
Condition
4.3
Ryder
5.0
March 8, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Had open seat next to me!
Cons
All good
Tips
It’s a great way to go
Gozde
4.0
February 24, 2020Visiting family
Cons
Ventilation on the bus could be better and we can have stops other than Burger King only.
Anna
5.0
January 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Calm
Cons
Nada
Tips
Boltbus is direct, no stops in between
Alaine
5.0
October 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Neat clean, spacious and comfortable with a kind driver
Cons
N/A
Darshana
5.0
October 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The price. Such a steal. And bus wasn't crowded at all
Cons
We reached early. Knowing that before we reached will have helped in planning better. TVboltbus site did not work

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.4
Bernard
4.0
February 23, 2020Solo travel
Pros
travel value
Cons
adherence to published schedule
Tips
do not sit in the front half if you intend to read
Safia
4.0
February 23, 2020Regular commuter
Cons
More stops than I expected. It didnt really say that there would be any stops on the ticket. It took a while because of this
Tina
5.0
January 14, 2020Solo travel
Pros
amazing and peaceful! entertainment was such a bonus
Cons
nothing-- was great
Luis
5.0
November 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
Good trip. Good bus driver. He was professional! Safe and courteous driver.
Cons
More legroom in the front seats for disabled passengers could help.
Tips
Bring snacks and avoid drinking too much liquids.
Chaïka
5.0
June 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Everything
Cons
Everything is fine
Tips
Very recommended

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