With limited train
service in New England,
bus is often the best
way to travel if you don't have your own
service between New York City and Boston is
inexpensive, competitive, plentiful and frequent.
Major Bus Terminals
Most routes to and from Boston operate from the South
Station Bus Terminal. More...
York City's main bus station is the Port
Authority Bus Terminal, Eighth
Avenue and 42nd Street (tel 212-564-8484), but numerous companies do not use the terminal, preferring to load and unload passengers on street corners. More...
Here's a list
towns and cities served by bus in
New England and the bus
comapnies that serve them. More...
Major Bus Companies
Here are New England's more prominent
bus companies and notes about the cities
and towns they serve:
buses to Boston, New
York City, Philadelphia and Washington
Bonanza, once a major company in Rhode Island and adjoining states, was bought by Peter Pan Bus Lines, which now operates all of Bonanza's routes. More...
Routes from Concord, Manchester,
North Londonderry, Londonderry, Salem NH and Tyngsboro
MA to Boston and Logan Airport. More...
Bus departures monitor at Boston's South Station.
Major routes in New Hampshire and Maine. More...
Connects Portsmouth NH with Boston and
Airport via Durham and Dover NH and
Newburyport MA, and also has routes from Portsmouth direct to New York City. More...
Buses to northern Maine towns: Bangor,
Caribou, Fort Kent, Houlton, Howland, Limestone,
Oakfield, Orono, Madawaska, Mars Hill,
Medway, Presque Isle, Sherman, and Van
New London and Lebanon NH with Boston and Logan
Taunton, Mt Pleasant and New
Bedford to Fairhaven MA. More...
Express buses from Cambridge MA and
Newton MA (not Boston) to New
York City. More...
America's largest bus company
runs important routes connecting New
York City with Boston MA, Burlington and
other Vermont cities
and towns, Portland and Bangor ME. More...
Luxury express service between Boston and New
York City meant to compete with—and
be more comfortable than—the airlines. More...
express departures between Boston and New
York City. More...
MAXBus, now out of business (2017), ran a daily bus between Boston and Brattleboro VT via Framingham, Worcester, Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, Athol, Orange, Erving, Greenfield, and Bernardston MA.
Serves the Boston-New
York City express route with 11 comfortable
buses daily in each direction. Megabus also serves New Haven and Hartford CT, and Burlington VT. More...
Buses from Boston via Plymouth
Cod, and among the towns on Cape
New England's largest bus company operates
routes to the Connecticut
Shoreline, Hartford, western
Connecticut, the Massachusetts Berkshire
Cod and southeastern
River and New
Bedford), the Pioneer
Valley in central Massachusetts (with
its college towns of Amherst, Deerfield, Northampton and South
Hadley), Springfield MA, Providence and Newport RI. More...
A service of Premier Coach, Vermont Translines runs daily buses along north-south US Route 7 between Burlington VT and Albany NY; and along US Route 4 between Rutland VT and White River Junction VT, continuing to Hanover and Lebanon NH, connecting many smaller Vermont towns with main intercity bus and train lines. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan