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Newark - Springfield Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Newark to Springfield. Traveling by bus from Newark to Springfield usually takes around 5 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$21.98
Trips per day1
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Springfield?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Springfield cost $32.37 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Newark to Springfield is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $29. If you're planning to take the bus from Newark to Springfield during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $46. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 15 days in advance to save up to $15.35.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Springfield?

There are 3 bus lines from Newark to Springfield available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Peter Pan Lines 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 US25h 1m$35.49
Greyhound35h 35m$41.79
Peter Pan Lines55h 9m$51.54
  • 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 2 trips per day from Newark to Springfield, 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 3 bus trips from Newark to Springfield every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Springfield usually start from $22.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Newark to Springfield from $51. There are 5 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Newark to Springfield and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Springfield. In Newark, Peter Pan Lines departs to Springfield from 1 Raymond Plaza W and one other station. In Springfield, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Springfield .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Newark to Springfield takes 5 hours and 9 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Springfield in 4 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Springfield.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 125 miles from Newark to Springfield. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours. 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 Springfield 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 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Springfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Springfield 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, NJ to Springfield, MA; ticket prices start at $28.00.

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.

Springfield

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Founded in 1636 as the first Springfield in North America, this city sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball, Springfield is a mecca for b-ball fans. Visitors can enjoy three levels of exhibits and interactive contests at the famous Basketball Hall of Fame.

Along with basketball, Springfield was also the birthplace of the immensely popular children's author, Theodore Geisel—more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Enjoy a walk through the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden to see many of his most famous characters immortalized in bronze. History buffs should head to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, highlighting the town's important role as an arsenal during the Revolutionary War.

Springfield's central location between major tourist destinations like NYC, Boston, and the Berkshires means that it can be reached easily by most modes of transport. The city is served by several Amtrak lines and Peter Pan and Greyhound buses. Bradley International Airport and Westover Metropolitan Airport are also closeby, with frequent flights from destinations around the country.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Buses to Springfield leave from 3 stations in Newark.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

  • 1 Raymond Plaza W

  • Penn Central Railroad Station

Where does the bus arrive in Springfield?

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Main arrival station: Union Station Transportation Center

Union Station is an iconic landmark in Springfield that just finished renovations in 2016- meaning you get the historic charm plus modern AC. Original features include the impressive entrance clock, wooden train schedule, and terrazzo flooring. You may stop at Union Station on Amtrak or Northeast Regional. Or, if you're commuting locally, you may transfer to the CTrail Hartford Line. Greyhound and Peter Pan provide bus services to the area as well, with connections across New England. Since the station operates with so many carriers, the waiting area has plenty of space and seating, ticket kiosks, and plenty of snack options like Dunkin Donuts and Subway.

All bus stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Springfield

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