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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Portland to Boston. Traveling by bus from Portland to Boston usually takes around 86 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 81 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance2533 mi (4076 km)
Shortest duration81h 10m
Cheapest price$153.44
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Portland to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Portland to Boston cost $208.44 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Boston. 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

$285$190$95JulJul

Bus tickets from Portland to Boston are expected to cost between $208 and $281 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Boston within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $213. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

$375$300$225$150$75ASONDJFMAMJJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Portland to Boston, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $262. However, taking the bus from Portland to Boston during March is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $354. The best way to find deals on a trip in March is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$550$440$330$220$1103020100

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 19 days in advance to save up to $342.11.

What bus companies travel from Portland to Boston?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Portland to Boston. FlixBus US is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US13d 14h 34m$277.96
  • 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 1 trips per day from Portland to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 86 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 2533 miles from Portland to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 81 hours and 10 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 Boston 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

There is usually only one bus per day from Portland to Boston. It leaves the station in Portland at 9:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Portland to Boston. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portland, OR to Boston, MA; ticket prices start at $285.00.

City Information

Portland

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. Also known as the City of Roses, this city along the Willamette River wows visitors with its diverse street food, quirky counterculture, and sprawling bookstores such as the world-famous Powell's Books.

Portland is the 5th best city in the United States for outdoor activities, thanks in part to open-air grounds like the expansive Forest Park. Gardens are also excellent outdoor date locales for couples on a romantic getaway: stop and smell the roses at either the International Rose Test Garden or the Portland Japanese Garden.

Once you've gotten hungry from a long day wandering outside, nearly every block downtown has a plethora of food trucks waiting to tickle your taste buds. Or, kick back at one of the many breweries in the #3 best city for craft beer in the United States. Unique locations like McMenamin's brewpubs in renovated cinemas or historic hotels do their part to "keep Portland weird."

As the biggest city in Oregon, Portland is a hub for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak train service and various bus services operate primarily out of Union Station, conveniently-located downtown, and nearby Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel to Portland from near and far.

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Portland?

Main departure station: 7411 NW Station Way

Most buses depart from the main station in Portland.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 7411 NW Station Way

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

All buses from Portland arrive at one main station in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

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