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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Newark to Boston. Traveling by bus from Newark to Boston usually takes around 7 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance196 mi (316 km)
Shortest duration5h 15m
Cheapest price$27.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark, NJ to Boston, MA

(Based on 30 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Jean

September 26, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

My tirp was excellent.

My tirp was excellent.

5.0

mahendran

September 6, 2021- Business

Greyhound

Duration time is less than the what indicated in the website

Duration time is less than the what indicated in the website

4.0

Farah

August 5, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Excellent. Cons: Toilet, at hand sanitizer.

Pros: Excellent. Cons: Toilet, at hand sanitizer.

5.0

Prapti

July 18, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Punctuality of bus and Clean bathroom

Punctuality of bus and Clean bathroom

4.0

Indiya

July 5, 2021- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: The smooth ride. Cons: Drivers knowledge of the compartments of the vehicle.

Pros: The smooth ride. Cons: Drivers knowledge of the compartments of the vehicle.

Newark to Boston Route Map

Newark Boston

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Boston?

$30.77 is the average price of a bus ticket from Newark to Boston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Newark to Boston is expected to range from $27 to $56. If you are looking to travel to Boston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $27 and can be found on November 2, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Boston in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $36 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $18.97 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Boston?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Newark to Boston. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound87h 10m$36.32
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 7 hours and 10 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $27.

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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 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 long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 196 miles from Newark to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Boston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Newark?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. 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 8 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 $29.00.

City Information

Newark

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

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 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?

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Image credit: Ken Lund

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Departure stations

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

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Arrival stations

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

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