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New York-Boston Bus Schedule
New York to Boston bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||4h 15m|
|Trips per day||9|
New York to Boston Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it cheaper to take the bus from NYC to Boston than driving?
Taking the bus from NY to Boston is usually cheaper and more convenient than driving there yourself. It is fairly easy to find tickets from New York to Boston for less than $20 at any given time of year. This is likely to be less than the average cost to fill a tank of gas for a road trip.
If you were to drive, 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 consistent Wifi - OurBus
- Most on time - CoachRun and Peter Pan Lines
- Best deal - OurBus
Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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 New York to Boston?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, CA$33.17 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Boston. Buses from Boston to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than CA$33.17 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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save CA$13.69 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from New York, NY to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from New York 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, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?
The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 New York to Boston; ticket prices start at CA$38.73.
What bus companies travel from New York to Boston?
Where does the bus leave from in New York?
New York, New York has two bus stations with service to Boston, Massachusetts:
- Port Authority Bus Station
- GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
Where does the bus arrive in Boston?
All buses from New York arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:
- South Station Bus Terminal
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