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There are 3 ways to get from Boston to Hartford by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT Peter Pan / ...

$17 - $30

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Train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak Station Amtrak Hartford Line / ...

$56 - $168

Drive  •  1h 46m

  1. Drive from Boston to Hartford 101.5 miles

$9 - $15

Boston to Hartford by bus

The bus journey time between Boston and Hartford is around 1h 58m and covers a distance of around 101 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 50m. Operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound USA and FlixBus-us, the Boston to Hartford bus service departs from South Station, Boston, MA and arrives in Union Station, Hartford, CT. Typically 56 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 58m
Fastest bus time:
1h 50m
Buses per week:
56
Cheapest price:
$17
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:00
Last bus departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Hartford bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Hartford is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Hartford is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Station, Boston, MA station and arriving at Union Station, Hartford, CT station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Hartford station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Hartford Amtrak Station via New Haven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Boston and Hartford is 93 miles. The road distance is 101.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hartford without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs $17 - $30.

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The bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Boston to Hartford bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from South Station, Boston, MA.

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Boston to Hartford train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Hartford is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs $17 - $30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $170 and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Hartford.
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  • Distance: 93.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Hartford, CT, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT every 2 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Hartford via New Haven in around 3h 48m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $110
Business Class Seat
$80 - $150
Train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Union Station, Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to Hartford
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Boston to Hartford bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Union Station, Hartford, CT.

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Boston to Hartford train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Hartford Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Hartford is 102 miles. It takes approximately 1h 46m to drive from Boston to Hartford.

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