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Newark, NJ to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 50m
Trips per day9
bus carriers2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Newark to Boston
4.6
Based on 18 reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 73 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.5
Value
4.2
Condition
4.4
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
Hawanatou
5.0
September 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Relaxing
Vicky
4.0
August 25, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Put seat belts
Tips
take your own blanket bus was freezing

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.4
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
Bolanle
2.0
June 21, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Try to keep to time and always brief your drivers about their itineraries
Rushikesh
3.0
May 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Driver was humble and good.
Cons
staff at newark station was rude sometimes

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Newark, NJ to Boston cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Newark to Boston were $15.78.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Newark to Boston is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average $14.54 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Newark, NJ to Boston?

The distance between Newark and Boston is approximately 196.35 miles, or 315.91 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Newark to Boston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Newark, NJ to Boston by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Boston?

On average there are 9 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Newark, NJ to Boston, with an average of 8 trips per day and 161 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Newark to Boston. Of the 9 trips there are 4 trips that are direct connections to Boston.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Newark, NJ to Boston start at $56.00.

2 carriers offer Newark, NJ to Boston bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Newark to Boston from $1.00. Typically there is one BoltBus schedule per day from Newark to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $24.65 for a BoltBus ticket to Boston. In Newark, BoltBus departs to Boston from Penn Station, In Boston, BoltBus arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on BoltBus from Newark to Boston takes 4 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.52 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 38m
Avg. Price
$24.65

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Newark to Boston from $10.00. There are 8 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Newark to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $20.84 for a Greyhound ticket to Boston. In Newark, Greyhound departs to Boston from Penn Station, In Boston, Greyhound arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on Greyhound from Newark to Boston takes 5 hours and 57 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.91 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 57m
Avg. Price
$20.84
Buses to Boston depart from one main station in Newark:
  • Penn Station
Buses from Newark arrive in Boston at one main station:
  • South Station Bus Terminal