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Company: Peter Pan

Named for the famous play and novel by J. M. Barrie, Peter Picknelly launched the Peter Pan bus company in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1933. Picknelly aimed to help people travel throughout the Northeast corridor of the United States—without the fairy dust. Since its launch, Peter Pan has grown in popularity and is now one of the biggest privately owned bus companies in the U.S.

Popular routes with Peter Pan

The majority of Peter Pan’s most popular routes start or end in New York City. One of the busiest routes is from New York to Washington D.C. With Peter Pan buses you can leave the hustle and bustle of New York City and in just under five hours, you’ll be able to explore the history, arts, and culture of the nation's capital.

The company also has a large schedule of routes that run throughout the Northeast corridor of the U.S., the most popular journeys are between Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, NYC, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. With Peter Pan buses you can travel between some of the East Coast’s biggest cities such as Philadelphia, Boston and Washington D.C. with ease.

Peter Pan bus tickets: All you need to know

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Peter Pan: Popular destinations


The home of the Liberty Bell and the U.S. Constitution, Philly is a must for history buffs. Just under two hours from New York, it can easily be explored in a day.

New York City

From world-class sights to late-night dive bars, NYC is waiting for you. Peter Pan buses can get you to The Big Apple from anywhere in the Northeast corridor.


Massachusetts’ capital has a lot going for it—especially its lobster rolls and sports franchises. Tickets from New York start at $40, so why not add Boston to your itinerary?

Washington D.C.

The U.S. capital offers a wealth of history for Americans and Americanophiles alike. Peter Pan offers express bus routes between New York and D.C. so it’s never been easier to visit!

Cape Cod

Just an hour and a half from Boston by bus, Cape Cod is an oasis of calm—think inviting waters, seafood shacks and picturesque houses.

Explore the East Coast

The East Coast of the United States of America might not have the constant sunshine of the West Coast, but it more than makes up for it in historic destinations and, of course, New York City! With its major cities all being a driving distance from each other, it means you can explore them easily by bus. From the fast culture of NYC, with its late-night joints and many museums, to the country’s political hub, Washington D.C. to seeing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, there's plenty to discover on the East Coast.

Peter Pan Bus Lines FAQs

What baggage is allowed on Peter Pan buses?

Each passenger can take one small bag on board weighing no more than 25 pounds and be no bigger than 33” long x 33” wide x 48” high. It must fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front. In addition, adults and children over two are allowed to take one large bag (weighing no more than 50 pounds) for the hold.

Can children travel for free on Peter Pan buses?

Children between the ages of two and 11 can receive a 20 percent discount off a normal adult-priced ticket, which must be purchased when buying a full adult fare.

Children under two can travel for free but must be secured in an adult or guardian’s lap for the duration of the journey. If traveling with more than one child under two, then a ticket will need to be bought and the child will need to sit securely next to the adult.

Is there assistance for passengers with disabilities on Peter Pan buses?

Peter Pan provides help for those who need it at boarding, de-boarding as well as during transfers. All Peter Pan buses come equipped with wheelchair lifts, however, they recommend contacting them before departure to inform them it will be needed.

Can I travel with an animal on Peter Pan buses?

Peter Pan allows small dogs and cats, weighing no more than 25 pounds, on its services. Service animals for people with disabilities are allowed on Peter Pan buses, at no additional cost. No other pets are allowed.

Pets must be in a carrier for the duration of the journey and it cannot exceed 19' long x 14' wide x 10.5' high—the carrier is considered as the one piece of carry-on baggage allowed. If the requirements are not met, Peter Pan reserves the right to refuse to carry the animal.

Service animals can travel on all Peter Pan Bus Lines for free.

Can you take a bicycle on a Peter Pan bus?

Bikes are allowed on Peter Pan services and are included in the free baggage allowance. If your luggage amount exceeds this, a fee will be charged. Space depends on availability.

Can you exchange or cancel Peter Pan tickets?

Tickets are nonrefundable but can be exchanged for a fee in person at a Peter Pan ticket counter or via their app.

Travel date, time, customer name and origin or destination can be changed. Tickets can be changed up to two hours before departure.

What amenities are onboard Peter Pan buses?

Peter Pan prides itself on providing a high-quality service on board with most of its fleet offering free Wi-Fi and plug sockets. Seats are adjustable and have foldable tables. Toilets can be found on board and are cleaned regularly.

Can I claim lost baggage with Peter Pan buses?

Peter Pan does not claim liability for misplaced or damaged baggage. If you need to file a claim for misplaced or damaged baggage, claims must be made at a Peter Pan full-service terminal ticket counter, or through Peter Pan Customer Care within 30 days of arrival at your destination.

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