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Bus Trip Information: Newark to Boston

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Newark to Boston. Traveling by bus from Newark to Boston usually takes around 6 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$31.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Newark to Boston

(Based on 52 ratings and reviews)




October 9, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: Bus was quiet. Cons: Communication. Driver didn’t say much he just stop for fifteen minutes, we didn’t know to go out of the bus. Tips: Be patient.


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August 15, 2023- Vacation


Pros: Good. Cons: Good. Tips: Good.



February 12, 2023- Visiting friends


Pros: On time and relaxed, inexpensive because Amtrak takes the same amount of time and costs double. Cons: On return trip, the bus was old and shaky, could be smoother ride. Tips: Go for it!



January 30, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: On time. Cons: Cleaning and improve seating. Tips: None.



November 27, 2022- Regular commuter


Pros: I liked that it was very spacious and comfortable. Additionally the bus was very clean and tidy. The bus had seats that could recline, there was a small foot rest to put your feet on, good charging ports , and a pull out desk/ cup holder for people who want to get work done which was convenient. I also liked that the driver offered us water and asked how we liked the temperature or the bus which was very considerate. This was honestly the best bus ride I have been on and I even recommended it to 4 other friends who will not be taking this bus. Overall 11/10 experience. Cons: They said there was WiFi but when I went to watch Netflix it said no connection even though I was connected to the WiFi so maybe fixing the WiFi service if that possible. Tips: No.

Newark to Boston Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Boston cost $48.18 on average. Tickets cheaper than $48.18 are an excellent bargain. 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 Newark to Boston in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $37 to $64. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on December 7, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Boston this week, bus tickets are available starting at $37.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Newark to Boston is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $39. If you're planning to take the bus from Newark to Boston during September, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $50. 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 24 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $48.27 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Boston?

There are 3 bus lines from Newark to Boston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 daily trips, Greyhound 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
FlixBus US36h 36m$96.22
Greyhound86h 20m$81.11
OurBus34h 24m$70.06
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Newark to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 Newark to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $32.

  • 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 $70, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Newark to Boston if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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.

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 196 miles from Newark to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 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 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, 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 4:00am 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.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Newark to Boston; ticket prices start at $24.00.

City Information


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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.


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 Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Buses to Boston leave from 3 stations in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

  • Newark Broad Street Station - Boarding C

  • Newark Broad Street Station

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

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

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • 177 Huntington Ave

  • Northeastern University

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