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Bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA Peter Pan / ...

$22 - $58

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Train, bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Newark to New Haven Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from New Haven to Worcester "Greyhound"

$44 - $153

Train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Newark to Springfield Vermonter / ...
  2. Take the train from Springfield to Worcester Union Station Lake Shore Limited

$56 - $134

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Newark to Worcester 182.2 miles

$17 - $26

Fly Newark to Boston, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Worcester

$38 - $269

Fly New York La Guardia to Boston, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Worcester

$94 - $343

Fly New York JFK to Boston, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Worcester

$108 - $346

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Worcester  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Worcester (ORH) JFK - ORH

$63 - $2,623

Fly Newark to Providence, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston
  3. Take the train from Back Bay to Worcester

$147 - $509

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The cost-effective way to get from Newark to Worcester is to drive, which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Worcester is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark to Worcester station. However, there are services departing from Bus Lanes and arriving at Union Station, Worcester, MA via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Newark to Worcester station. However, there are services departing from Newark and arriving at Worcester Union Station via Springfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 4m.

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The distance between Newark and Worcester is 163 miles. The road distance is 182.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Worcester without a car is to bus which takes 5h 1m and costs $22 - $60.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Newark to Worcester, including transfers.

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Newark to Worcester bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Newark to Worcester train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Worcester is to bus which takes 5h 1m and costs $22 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 6h 4m.

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  • Distance: 162.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Worcester, MA, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 25m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Worcester via Springfield in around 6h 4m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $180
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Newark to New Haven
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $130
First Class
$100 - $230
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$80 - $200
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 Newark to New Haven
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Train from Newark to Springfield
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$80 - $150
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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 Newark to New Haven
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Newark to Springfield
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Springfield to Worcester Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Back Bay to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$3 - $8
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.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 New York to Worcester
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New Haven to Worcester
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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Newark to Worcester bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Union Station, Worcester, MA.

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Newark to Worcester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Worcester Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Worcester is 182 miles. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Newark to Worcester.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Worcester. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $4.

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