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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Boston to Burlington. Traveling by bus from Boston to Burlington usually takes around 7 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration5h 5m
Cheapest price$39.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Burlington

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Cora

December 18, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: The bus was very timely and the trip was quick. Cons: If the backs of the seats went a bit higher, they would be more comfortable. Tips: Get there earlier if you want to have a window seat.

Pros: The bus was very timely and the trip was quick. Cons: If the backs of the seats went a bit higher, they would be more comfortable. Tips: Get there earlier if you want to have a window seat.

5.0

Elizabeth

November 25, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Very smooth, on time, not overly-packed, quiet. Cons: Passengers need to use headphones rather than playing movies/music out loud; power outlets were not working. Tips: Bring backup phone charger if power outlets aren’t working.

Pros: Very smooth, on time, not overly-packed, quiet. Cons: Passengers need to use headphones rather than playing movies/music out loud; power outlets were not working. Tips: Bring backup phone charger if power outlets aren’t working.

5.0

Susrita

October 5, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: The megabits service to Burlington is always amazing! Plus it always reaches on time. Tips: When traveling from Boston to Burlington and back, always book Megabus!

Pros: The megabits service to Burlington is always amazing! Plus it always reaches on time. Tips: When traveling from Boston to Burlington and back, always book Megabus!

5.0

Theresa

July 16, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: This was my first time taking a Greyhound bus and travelling alone so I was a bit apprehensive. I told the driver that it was my first trip on a bus and that I was nervous. He was so nice and friendly and he said that he'd take good care of me. The bus left o...

Pros: This was my first time taking a Greyhound bus and travelling alone so I was a bit apprehensive. I told the driver that it was my first trip on a bus and that I was nervous. He was so nice and friendly and he said that he'd take good care of me. The bus left on time and arrived on time. Cons: This isn't a Greyhound issue but it would be nice to have more food/refreshment options at the South Station bus terminal in Boston.

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5.0

Erin

July 13, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I love that someone else drove! Tips: Bring a sweater during the summer, the AC is chilly!

Pros: I love that someone else drove! Tips: Bring a sweater during the summer, the AC is chilly!

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Burlington?

$41.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Burlington. Any tickets cheaper than $41.00 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $27 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Burlington in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $45 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Burlington?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Boston to Burlington. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound27h 57m$47.75
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from Boston to Burlington every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 57 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Burlington usually start from $38.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to travel with Megabus or Greyhound from Boston to Burlington?

Megabus and Greyhound are both great companies to travel with. If you want more options when it comes to departure time, then Greyhound is the bus for you. Greyhound has more buses per day covering this route than Megabus, but the average travel time is about 5 hours 30 minutes.

Megabus has only 1 bus covering this route per day, however, the average travel time is about 4 hours — much faster than Greyhound. Megabus tickets are also, on average, about $4 cheaper than Greyhound tickets.

Is there an overnight bus from Boston to Burlington?

Yes, there is a bus that will take you from Boston to Burlington overnight. There is a direct Greyhound bus that departs Boston at 11:50 p.m., arriving into Burlington at about 4:00 a.m.

Is there a train from Boston to Burlington?

Unfortunately, there is no train from Boston to Burlington, VT. The closest you can get to Burlington on a train is Rutland, VT, via Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express. Even then, you’ll have to take a bus an additional 2 hours. For that reason, a direct bus from Boston to Burlington is a better option.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Burlington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to Burlington?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Boston to Burlington. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 5 minutes. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses from Boston to Burlington are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 1:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Burlington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Boston to Burlington. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston, MA to Burlington, VT; ticket prices start at $190.00.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Burlington

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Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont and also one of its most exciting cities to visit. Blessed with an amazing landscape and beautiful lakes, the city is a haven for people who enjoy immersing themselves in the great outdoors. In the winter, Burlington is definitely one of the country’s most amazing snow destinations. The best place to enjoy natural fauna in Burlington is at Green Mountain Audubon Center, full of diverse wildlife and rare birds. If you are interested in Burlington's historical and cultural significance, don't hesitate to check out the Shelburne Museum, which features old buildings, a vintage steamboat, and a railroad station. Fans of the famous Ben & Jerry's can also check out the local factory, the only factory in the U.S. that manufactures the delicious ice cream.

Burlington boasts a vibrant food scene with plenty of choices for everyone. For the best breakfast pancakes, check out The Skinny Pancake, which offers both sweet and savory options. Honey Road, with its eclectic Eastern Mediterranean menu, is another superb dining option.

Burlington's Downtown Transit Center is a hub for bus and train travel throughout New England and beyond. The Burlington Airport is about 3 miles from the city center for travelers coming from further afield.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station Bus Terminal

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Burlington?

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Main arrival station: Downtown Transit Center

Intercity buses to Burlington and local Green Mountain Transit both operate through the Downtown Transit Center at the corner of Pearl Street and St. Paul Street. A covered boarding area runs the length of St. Paul Street, where passengers board local transit, Vermont Translines, Greyhound, and Amtrak Thruway buses. Although there is no indoor waiting area, there are usually staff at the station if you need information. The station is extremely convenient, located right next to Burlington's charming pedestrian mall, Church Street Marketplace, in the center of town.

All bus stations in Burlington:

  • Downtown Transit Center

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