Boise to Salt Lake City bus

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Boise - Salt Lake City Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Boise to Salt Lake City. Traveling by bus from Boise to Salt Lake City usually takes around 7 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours,

Distance297 mi (477 km)
Shortest duration7h 0m
Cheapest price$40.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceSalt Lake Express
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Boise to Salt Lake City?

Bus tickets for a trip from Boise to Salt Lake City cost $40.99 on average. Tickets cheaper than $40.99 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Boise to Salt Lake City is expected to be between $109 and $120. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 29, 2024, when tickets are available for June 29, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $112.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Boise to Salt Lake City is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $97. If you're planning to take the bus from Boise to Salt Lake City during October, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $134. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 25 days in advance to save $96.42 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boise to Salt Lake City?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boise to Salt Lake City that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Salt Lake Express usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US27h 15m$45.03
Salt Lake Express77h 54m$137.36
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Boise to Salt Lake City, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Book Salt Lake Express from Boise to Salt Lake City from $135. There are 7 trips per day offered by Salt Lake Express from Boise to Salt Lake City and you can expect on average to pay for a Salt Lake Express ticket to Salt Lake City. In Boise, Salt Lake Express departs to Salt Lake City from Boise Airport and one other station. In Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Express arrives at SLC Int'l Airport and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Salt Lake Express from Boise to Salt Lake City takes 7 hours and 54 minutes , while the fastest available Salt Lake Express trip will get you to Salt Lake City in 7 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Salt Lake Express offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Salt Lake City.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 297 miles from Boise to Salt Lake City. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boise to Salt Lake City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Boise to Salt Lake City every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boise to Salt Lake City; ticket prices start at $235.00.

City Information

Salt Lake City

A city shrouded in a mystical veil to most visitors, Salt Lake City stands among one of the most culturally unique destinations in the U.S. Salt Lake City offers tourists a unique chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Temple Square is the best place to do so. Housing the Salt Lake Temple along with other significant historic buildings, the square will take you back to the earliest days of the city, immersing you in a unique cultural experience. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake itself and to dive into its cool and refreshing water.

Salt Lake City features a diverse food scene, with Mexican food receiving a lot of attention. Those who wish to enjoy the best Mexican dishes in town could try Red Iguana. For travelers who are simply looking for the best burgers, Crown Burgers’ char-broiled patties will certainly be a great choice.

The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub is the central transportation hub in the city. It is currently served by several rail services such as Amtrak, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Travelers can also catch Greyhound buses at the station. The Salt Lake City International Airport is the main airport for the city. Located about 4 miles west of Downtown, the airport is a major gateway to the Mountain West and the West Coast region.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boise?

Main departure station: Boise Airport

Buses to Salt Lake City leave from 4 stations in Boise.

All bus stations in Boise:

  • Boise Airport

  • 3353 Federal Way

  • Boise Towne Sq

  • 3353 South Federal Way

Where does the bus arrive in Salt Lake City?

Bus Terminal - 300 S 600 W  - SLCCST-0

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Main arrival station: 300 South 600 West

As part of the Salt Lake Central Station complex, the bus terminal located at the corner of 300 S and 600 W serves intercity bus travel on Jefferson Lines and Amtrak Thruway buses. In the greater Central Station area, you can connect to Amtrak trains and local UTA public transit. The station is a comfortable stop along your journey, with waiting rooms, restrooms, and clear signage to direct you to the appropriate bus stop. Downtown Salt Lake City is only a few blocks away, and it is easy to access the Salt Lake City International Airport on the TRAX commuter rail. From the bus terminal, you can travel to such destinations as Denver, Boise, or Portland.

All bus stations in Salt Lake City:

  • 300 South 600 West

  • SLC Int'l Airport

  • Salt Lk City (Downtown)

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