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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Boston to Burlington. Traveling by bus from Boston to Burlington usually takes around 10 hours and 57 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration10h 57m
Cheapest price$29.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Burlington, VT

(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?

$35.20 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Burlington. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Burlington is expected to range from $33 to $51. If you are looking to travel to Burlington within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $33. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $33 and can be found on September 28, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Burlington in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $36 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $23.21 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Burlington?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Boston to Burlington. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound110h 58m$39.63
  • 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 1 bus trips from Boston to Burlington every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Burlington usually start from $29.

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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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 57 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Boston to Burlington. 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?

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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

There is usually only one bus per day from Boston to Burlington. It leaves the station in Boston at 1:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Boston to Burlington. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

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 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Departure stations

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.

Where does the bus arrive in Burlington?

Arrival stations

All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Burlington.

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