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Bus Route Overview: Burlington to Boston

There is one daily bus from Burlington to Boston. Traveling by bus from Burlington to Boston usually takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration5h 20m
Cheapest price$53.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Burlington to Boston

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Aya

February 14, 2020- Visiting friends

Megabus

The bargain price !

The bargain price !

5.0

Joseph

December 23, 2019- Couples trip

Greyhound

Pros: The ease of travel. Cons: The estimates.

Pros: The ease of travel. Cons: The estimates.

4.0

Aya

December 15, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Price. Cons: Punctuality with timing and communicating it with passengers. I was waiting outside in the cold and was not able to know when the vehicle was coming and if it was coming on time. Tips: Call greyhound to ask about whether bus comes on time or nor.

Pros: Price. Cons: Punctuality with timing and communicating it with passengers. I was waiting outside in the cold and was not able to know when the vehicle was coming and if it was coming on time. Tips: Call greyhound to ask about whether bus comes on time or nor.

5.0

Morgan

December 15, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

it good, i forgot my phone charger so :((((( the trip good tho

it good, i forgot my phone charger so :((((( the trip good tho

4.0

Khadija

November 6, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Staff were so friendly, driver was very carful and drive in speed limit

Staff were so friendly, driver was very carful and drive in speed limit

What bus companies travel from Burlington to Boston?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Burlington to Boston. Greyhound is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound15h 20m$64.96
  • 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 Burlington to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $51.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to travel from Burlington to Boston?

Traveling by bus is the best way to get from Burlington to Boston. Although there are only 8 daily routes, it is the cheapest option by far. Bus tickets cost an average of $31, whereas train tickets start at $100. There are no direct flights from Boston to Burlington, so you’ll have to connect through another airport, and can expect to pay more than $200 per ticket.

How bad is the traffic from Burlington to Boston?

Driving southeast from Burlington to Boston, traffic is not typically that bad. Traffic has the potential to become backed up at the normal rush hour times, so if possible, you may want to avoid booking bus tickets that will have you arriving into Boston between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. In general, Burlington experiences less traffic than Boston, but you still might want to wait until the morning rush has let up before you depart.

Is Burlington to Boston a good day-trip?

A day-trip from Burlington to Boston would not be ideal because of the lengthy travel time. The shortest bus duration is through Megabus, with trips averaging 3 hours 55 minutes. If you want to plan a trip to Boston, you’re better off planning to stay overnight, or for multiple days.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Burlington to Boston 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 Burlington to Boston?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Burlington to Boston. 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?

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Boston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Burlington?

There is usually only one bus per day from Burlington to Boston. It leaves the station in Burlington at 11:00am 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 bus departures serve Boston each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Burlington to Boston. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Burlington to Boston; ticket prices start at $56.00.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Burlington?

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

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Main arrival 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

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