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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from New York to Worcester. Traveling by bus from New York to Worcester usually takes around 5 hours, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance156 mi (252 km)
Shortest duration2h 59m
Cheapest price$25.48
Trips per day7
Most frequent servicePeter Pan Lines
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Worcester

(Based on 121 ratings and reviews)




June 16, 2024- Visiting family


Pros: The friendly staff and comfortable seating. Cons: N:A.


Nana Araba

June 10, 2024- Business


Pros: The driver was professional and gavel us a smooth ride. Cons: Some entertainment will do because of the long trip. Tips: Just enjoy the ride.



June 3, 2024- Regular commuter

Peter Pan Lines

Early AM sschedule from WORCESTER to NY (5 am)


Fatma Serpil

May 20, 2024- Visiting family





May 6, 2024- Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The bus came on time, it was very clean and all the trip took only three hours. Cons: It was perfect! Tips: No.

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Worcester?

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Worcester cost $35.21 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from New York to Worcester in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $29 to $50. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 31, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Worcester this week, bus tickets are available starting at $30.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from New York to Worcester is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $36. If you're planning to take the bus from New York to Worcester during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $53. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 26 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $24.06 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Worcester?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Worcester available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 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 US36h 17m$49.49
Greyhound55h 19m$45.50
OurBus23h 28m$36.62
Peter Pan Lines64h 8m$47.09
  • 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 3 trips per day from New York 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 5 bus trips from New York to Worcester every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 19 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Worcester usually start from $23.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $27, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Worcester if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Worcester from $31. There are 6 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from New York to Worcester and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Worcester. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Worcester from Port Authority Bus Station . In Worcester, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Worcester takes 4 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Worcester in 2 hours and 59 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Worcester.

Frequently Asked Questions

New York to Worcester is a bit too far to be a good day-trip. The very fastest travel time on a bus is 3 hours and 33 minutes, although the average travel time is closer to 4 hours. The earliest bus departs New York City at 3:00 a.m., and the last bus of the day departs Worcester around 9:00 p.m., so it’s theoretically doable, but you’d spend more time traveling than you’d actually get in Worcester. If considering this trip, you’re probably better off staying overnight.
The best way to get from New York City to Worcester is by bus, with tickets averaging just $19, and 13 trips offered per day. There are no direct trains to Worcester, meaning at some point you would have to transfer, and direct flights are expensive, with most starting at more than $100.

There are no direct trains from New York City to Worcester, meaning traveling via Amtrak will require a transfer. One common transfer includes taking the Amtrak Vermonter from New York to Springfield, Massachusetts, then switching to the Amtrak Lake Shore Limited to Worcester. Another consists of taking the Amtrak Empire Service to Rensselaer, New York, then switching to the Lake Shore Limited up to Worcester.

The average duration, including transfers, is 7 hours and 20 minutes, with tickets costing around $68. That said, traveling by bus may be a better option — it’s both faster and cheaper.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours to cover the 156 miles from New York to Worcester. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 59 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.

Because many passengers travel from New York to Worcester 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 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Worcester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Worcester 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 Worcester; ticket prices start at $43.00.

City Information

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.


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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 New York?

Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Buses to Worcester leave from 8 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 21

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • 672 1st Ave btwn 38th & 39th St

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

Where does the bus arrive in Worcester?

Main arrival station: Union Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Worcester.

All bus stations in Worcester:

  • Union Station

  • Franklin St & Harding St

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