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There are 3 ways to get from Worcester to New Bedford by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI Peter Pan
  2. Take the bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to SRTA Terminal, New Bedford, MA Peter Pan

$27 - $39

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Train, bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Worcester to South Station Framingham/Worcester Line
  2. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New Bedford Boston Commuter

$20 - $30

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Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Worcester to New Bedford 70.5 miles

$6 - $10

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The most affordable way to get from Worcester to New Bedford is to drive, which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Worcester to New Bedford is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Worcester station to New Bedford. However, there are services departing from Union Station, Worcester, MA and arriving at SRTA Terminal, New Bedford, MA via Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 45m.

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The distance between Worcester and New Bedford is 63 miles. The road distance is 70.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Worcester to New Bedford without a car is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs $27 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Worcester to New Bedford, including transfers.

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

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Worcester to New Bedford bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at SRTA Terminal, New Bedford, MA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Worcester to New Bedford is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Worcester to New Bedford.

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There are 24+ hotels available in New Bedford. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 62.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Worcester, MA, USA and New Bedford, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Worcester to New Bedford via Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI in around 2h 45m.

Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Worcester to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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 Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Peter Pan Bus Terminal, Providence, RI to SRTA Terminal, New Bedford, MA
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
peterpanbus.com
DATTCO
Phone
1-860-229-4878
Website
dattco.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New Bedford
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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