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Newark-Boston Bus Schedule
Newark to Boston bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||5h 10m|
|Trips per day||5|
Newark to Boston Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the busiest day to travel from Newark to Boston?
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?
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?
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
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