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There are 4 ways to get from Worcester to Boston by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h

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

$11 - $29

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Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Worcester to South Station Framingham/Worcester Line

$7 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Worcester to Boston 44.8 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Worcester to Boston 44.8 miles

$4 - $7

Worcester to Boston by bus

The bus journey time between Worcester and Boston is around 1h and covers a distance of around 43 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h. Operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound USA and OurBus, the Worcester to Boston bus service departs from Union Station, Worcester, MA and arrives in South Station, Boston, MA. Typically 18 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h
Fastest bus time:
1h
Bus distance:
43 miles
Buses per week:
18
Cheapest price:
$11
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
11:25
Last bus departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Worcester to Boston bus schedules

Worcester → Boston
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The cheapest way to get from Worcester to Boston is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Worcester to Boston is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Union Station, Worcester, MA station and arriving at South Station, Boston, MA station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Worcester and arriving at South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Worcester and Boston is 39 miles. The road distance is 44.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Worcester to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 1h and costs $11 - $29.

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The bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to South Station, Boston, MA takes 1h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Worcester to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, depart from Worcester station.

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The best way to get from Worcester to Boston is to bus which takes 1h and costs $11 - $29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $7 - $13 and takes 1h 33m.

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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h

What companies run services between Worcester, MA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to South Station, Boston, MA twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 1h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, MBTA operates a train from Worcester to South Station hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 1h 33m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Worcester to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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 Worcester to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Worcester, MA to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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ourbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Worcester to Boston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 508-754-3211
Website
yellowcabworcester.com
Worcester Green Cab
Phone
+1 508-459-1611
Website
worcestergreencab.com
Red Cab
Phone
+1 508-792-9999
Website
worcredcab.com

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

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Worcester to Boston train services, operated by MBTA, arrive at South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Worcester to Boston is 45 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Worcester to Boston.

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