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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Newark to Worcester. Traveling by bus from Newark to Worcester usually takes around 6 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance162 mi (260 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$25.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Newark to Worcester

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Dora

September 27, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Good ride. Cons: Waiting time.

How much is a bus ticket from Newark to Worcester?

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Worcester cost $37.78 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Newark to Worcester is expected to be between $37 and $61. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 28, 2024, when tickets are available for June 28, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $41.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Newark to Worcester are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $36. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $51, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

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 17 days in advance to save up to $31.30.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Worcester?

There are 3 bus lines from Newark to Worcester available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US218h 12m$75.83
Greyhound36h 25m$54.83
Peter Pan Lines14h 43m$31.45
  • 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 Worcester, 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 Worcester every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Worcester usually start from $30.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Newark to Worcester from $25. Typically there is one Peter Pan Lines schedule per day from Newark to Worcester and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Worcester. In Newark, Peter Pan Lines departs to Worcester from 1 Raymond Plaza W and one other station. In Worcester, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Newark to Worcester takes 4 hours and 43 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Worcester in 4 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Worcester.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 162 miles from Newark to Worcester. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 30 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Worcester at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Newark to Worcester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Worcester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark to Worcester; ticket prices start at $40.00.

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.

Worcester

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We dare you to pronounce it right on the first try. Named after Worcester in England, Worcester is the second-most populous city in Massachusetts. The city boasts an extensive history, particularly because of its industrial and weaponry prowess during World War II; take your dad (or your dad friend) to the Worcester Historical Museum to learn more.

For those more interested in science and nature, visit the popular EcoTarium, which includes hands-on exhibits and an outdoor campus featuring forest and meadow trails. Then, to apply your newfound natural knowledge, take a relaxing stroll through Green Hill Park to try to identify the lake's wildlife. In the evening, visit The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to catch anything from a burlesque show, Broadway performance, or even a silent film.

Worcester's location at the heart of the state makes it easy to travel to this bustling city. Worcester has its own regional airport, or head to Boston's Logan Airport for a wider variety of flights. Amtrak trains provide daily services from Boston, and bus service is available on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Peter Pan.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Main departure station: 1 Raymond Plaza W

Buses to Worcester 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 Worcester?

Main arrival station: Union Station

All buses from Newark arrive at one main station in Worcester.

All bus stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station

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