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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day71
bus carriers6
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Boston
4.4
Based on 340 reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 47 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.0
Value
4.2
Condition
4.5
Renee
5.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver is very efficient
Cons
Hand rest
Tips
Arrive on time
Ani
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Booking on Wanderu was easy. (Awesome job team!) The bus took off and arrived on-time. I loved the convenient outlets at each seat. I watched a few shows on my laptop and the 4 hours went by so fast.
Cons
I think the duration was listed at 3 hours 35min? But usually I know it takes ; hours w/ no traffic so my expectations were realistic. But new travelers might have felt mislead by the shorter duration.
Aakansha
5.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Everything was great!
Cons
Please mention somewhere that there's a food break in between.
Tips
Boltbus has a food break in between.
Cassandra
4.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus was quiet, comfortable, and the trip was generally good.
Cons
We ended up being about an hour late, although mostly from NYC/Boston traffic.
Tips
The stop is outside so be prepared to wait outside in the rain/cold for a while, especially if the bus is late.
Nicole
5.0
November 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
We left exactly on time and even stopped for the restroom and food
Cons
Location of bus stop
Tips
Be there on time

Based on 74 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 53 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.8
Value
3.6
Condition
4.2
Mara Inez
5.0
January 23, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was my first time riding the bus but my experience was a good one.
Melany
5.0
January 6, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Friendly driver
Cons
None
Tips
Bus was great
Camilla
5.0
December 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything was done smoothly to prep for it!
Cons
Prices were a bit overpriced
Alvince
4.0
December 8, 2019Couples trip
Cons
I booked bus tickets and Wanderu gave me a confirmation number; however, it was not clear at all that this confirmation should have been used in the at the https://mobile.greyhound.com/index.html?0 retreive ticket tab. I had to call greyhound to figure this out.
Jesse
4.0
November 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was pretty good
Cons
Seats could be a bit more comfy
Tips
Bring a good book!

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
3.0
Sydney
5.0
September 20, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus arrived late but left very quickly, boarding was simple, the staff was friendly and the drop-off location was fabulous. The driver took an excellent route - the drive took only 4.5 hours which is great for a Friday night.
Cons
Getting notified that the bus would be 30 minutes late.

Based on 73 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 46 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.4
Jorge
4.0
February 6, 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was clean and spacious with very little people on the bus.
Cons
It took me 10 minutes of walking around the huge building 0to try and find the bus stop, maybe write a more descriptive message on how to find the bus stop.
Tips
If you cant find your bus stop don't be adraid to ask a 100 strangers if they know were it is.
Sara
4.0
February 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Boarding process was efficient (though a little delayed) and bus was very clean
Cons
We were a little late leaving
Tips
Bring layers in case you get too hot/cold, and bring a portable power bank in case you don't have an outlet at your seat or it doesn't work
Luis
4.0
January 25, 2020Solo travel
Cons
The driver is better being reserved not talk to much. Also be more professional when speaking passengers are not his street's friends
Tips
It's good ride when making last minute plans.
Caroline
4.0
January 11, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
The overhead lights are misaligned from the seats.
Lisa
4.0
January 8, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Megabus is ALWAYS so clean. I always try to get a Megabus on my trips. They are definitely my favorite.
Cons
I wish the driver would just quickly tell us upon boarding the bus where we were heading. Just a quick, "This is the bus to Boston, welcome aboard" would have been great. The gentleman outside who was helping get people onto the bus was spectacular, friendly, and upbeat...More

Based on 63 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.3
Rukayat Olabisi
5.0
February 22, 2020Regular commuter
Tips
Peter Pan isn't as bad the reviews I read said it was. Was a great bargain for the price. Ride was pretty smooth too.
Manasi
4.0
February 20, 2020Visiting family
Tips
No
Sarvani
5.0
February 18, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The seats were good, charging ports and air conditioning all were working well.
Cons
It could be more clean.
Arthi
4.0
February 18, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Keep doing what you are doing! Clean bus , clean seats and courteous employees. Of course competitive prices!
Ahmed
5.0
February 15, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Bus was on time and smooth.

Based on 57 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 32 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
4.3
Condition
4.2
June
5.0
February 20, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Did not like the lack of charging ports
Cons
Phone charging station
Tips
Travel light
Pierre
4.0
February 14, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was very helpful and vigilant. He drove with great care for all the passengers. We arrived 5 mins earlier as well.
Cons
USB ports/ wifi password present for passengers.
Tips
Bring a snack, but you will be heading to a Burger King for a 15 mins break:so prepare for burgers, chicken sandwich, fries, shakes, and desserts.
Anna
4.0
February 2, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
fast
Cons
information given to passengers about expected arrival time
Aleks
4.0
February 2, 2020Couples trip
Pros
New experience
Cons
Lack of barhroom
Tips
Long ride
Amalia
5.0
February 2, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The best thing was the seats. They were cushioned and supportive and made travel so comfortable in this age of squeezed in airplane seating. Other buses are adequate, but these stood out. The bus also arrived early.
Cons
Organizing the boarding. Everyone was crowding to try to get on. Some bus lines give out numbered tickets for boarding to avoid this.
Tips
No, but for the next question I did not try the WiFi.

Based on 34 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.5
Value
4.4
Condition
4.7
Waltraud
5.0
December 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
We felt very save with the good driver. Bis was good in Time
Cons
Wifi in bus.
Tips
Ourbus is a good option to travel.
Ellen
5.0
December 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I liked the use of their app. The bus was clean and the driving was good.
Cons
The only downside was the pickup location in Harlem.
Krystal
5.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The trip was quiet and comfortable. The driver was friendly and helpful.
Cons
Nothing everything was great
Chanel
5.0
November 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very quick ride! Got there an hour and a half before the estimated time! The driver also provided water bottles which was much appreciated.
Yira
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I liked that the seats had a good amount of led room and the bathroom was clean.
Cons
The head rest is a little hard.

Is it cheaper to take the bus from NYC to Boston or drive there yourself?

Yes, taking the bus from NY to Boston is a cheaper than driving there yourself. The price of a bus ticket to Boston from NYC costs on average of $17, which is likely to be less than the average cost to fill a tank of gas for this route.

If you were to drive there in your own vehicle, you would come across several toll booths along I-84 East as you enter Boston, which would increase the cost of the trip even more.

What is the best bus from NY to Boston?

The best bus lines serving New York City to Boston based on traveler reviews are:

  • Most comfortable seats - LimoLiner
  • Most consistent Wifi - OurBus
  • Most on time - CoachRun and Peter Pan Lines
  • Best deal - OurBus

How much does a bus ticket from New York to Boston cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from New York to Boston were $17.11.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Boston is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 21 days out, tickets are on average $5.05 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from New York to Boston?

The distance between New York and Boston is approximately 190.31 miles, or 306.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 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 New York to Boston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Boston by bus is usually on Saturday. 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 New York to Boston?

On average there are 71 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from New York to Boston, with an average of 27 trips per day and 545 monthly trips. 6 bus carriers serve the route from New York to Boston. Of the 71 trips there are 60 trips that are direct connections to Boston.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from New York to Boston start at $56.00.

6 carriers offer New York to Boston bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from New York to Boston from $1.00. There are 7 trips per day offered by BoltBus from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $20.65 for a BoltBus ticket to Boston. In New York, BoltBus departs to Boston from 202-230 West 36th St and one other station. In Boston, BoltBus arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on BoltBus from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.41 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 21m
Avg. Price
$20.65

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from New York to Boston from $10.00. There are 27 trips per day offered by Greyhound from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $19.30 for a Greyhound ticket to Boston. In New York, Greyhound departs to Boston from Port Authority Bus Station and 2 other stations. In Boston, Greyhound arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 31 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $24.01 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 52m
Avg. Price
$19.30

Megabus

Book Megabus from New York to Boston from $4.99. There are 13 trips per day offered by Megabus from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $18.91 for a Megabus ticket to Boston. In New York, Megabus departs to Boston from W 34th St and 11th Ave, In Boston, Megabus arrives at South Station Bus Terminal,

An average trip on Megabus from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 14 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $21.91 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 24m
Avg. Price
$18.91

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston from $6.00. There are 18 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $23.42 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Boston. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Boston from Port Authority Bus Station, In Boston, Peter Pan Lines arrives at South Station Bus Terminal and one other station.

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 22 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26.45 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 32m
Avg. Price
$23.42

CoachRun

Book CoachRun from New York to Boston from $5.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by CoachRun from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $14.21 for a CoachRun ticket to Boston. In New York, CoachRun departs to Boston from 47 Chrystie St, In Boston, CoachRun arrives at 85 Bedford St,

An average trip on CoachRun from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, CoachRun offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.42 for a weekend trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 35m
Avg. Price
$14.21

OurBus

Book OurBus from New York to Boston from $8.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from New York to Boston and you can expect on average to pay $15.06 for a OurBus ticket to Boston. In New York, OurBus departs to Boston from Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21, In Boston, OurBus arrives at 39 Dalton Street,

An average trip on OurBus from New York to Boston takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Boston in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $18.32 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
4h 58m
Avg. Price
$15.06
There are 8 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Boston will depart from these stations in New York:
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • 202-230 West 36th St
  • 47 Chrystie St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 7-11 - Jd Foods
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21
  • 1st Ave btwn E 38th and E 39th St
Buses arrive in Boston at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Boston for trips arriving from New York:
  • South Station Bus Terminal
  • 85 Bedford St
  • Logan Intl Airport
  • 39 Dalton Street

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