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Bus Trip Information: Newark to Boston

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Newark to Boston. Traveling by bus from Newark to Boston usually takes around 6 hours and 30 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$29.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Newark to Boston

(Based on 44 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Irma

September 18, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Exelente

Exelente

4.0

Cathlyn

August 25, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: That the driver was good about informing about stops/breaks. Cons: If it was clear that the Boston stop was South Station and not somewhere else. For tourists it is not clear!

Pros: That the driver was good about informing about stops/breaks. Cons: If it was clear that the Boston stop was South Station and not somewhere else. For tourists it is not clear!

4.0

Felicita

July 17, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

La verdad que pueden viajar con toda confianza

La verdad que pueden viajar con toda confianza

5.0

Gabriella

June 27, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Very few and quick stops.

Very few and quick stops.

5.0

Marie W

May 28, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

The Bus was on time and bus driver was friendly.

The Bus was on time and bus driver was friendly.

Newark to Boston Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Boston?

$35.68 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 $31 to $59. If you are looking to travel to Boston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $36. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $31 and can be found on October 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Newark to Boston by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $36 whenever you decide to travel.

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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $29.57 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 available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Newark to Boston. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound76h 31m$48.47
  • 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 7 bus trips from Newark to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 31 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $29.

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.

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.

How long is the bus ride from Newark to Boston?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 30 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?

Buses from Newark to Boston are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Newark?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. 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 7 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 $31.00.

City Information

Newark

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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

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?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

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.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

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Main arrival station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

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