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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Burlington to Boston. Traveling by bus from Burlington to Boston usually takes around 5 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price$18.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average 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 !

5.0

Joseph

December 23, 2019- Couples trip

Greyhound

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.

5.0

Morgan

December 15, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

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

How much is a bus ticket from Burlington to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Burlington to Boston cost $40.45 on average. Tickets cheaper than $40.45 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

$90$60$30FebMar

If you're planning to travel by bus from Burlington to Boston in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $35 to $81. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on March 12, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Boston this week, bus tickets are available starting at $40.

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15MAMJJASONDJF
Taking the bus from Burlington to Boston is usually cheapest in December, when the average ticket price is only $41. If you're planning to take the bus from Burlington to Boston during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $74. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $14.94 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Burlington to Boston?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Burlington to Boston that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound25h 6m$53.16
Megabus13h 45m$38.74
  • 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 Burlington to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 6 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $32.

  • Book Megabus from Burlington to Boston from $19. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Burlington to Boston and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Boston. In Burlington, Megabus departs to Boston from Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St . In Boston, Megabus arrives at South Station Bus Terminal .

    An average trip on Megabus from Burlington to Boston takes 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Burlington to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 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.

Because many passengers travel from Burlington to Boston at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Burlington to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Burlington to Boston. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

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

City Information

Burlington

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Burlington, VT - BTV-1

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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?

Main departure station: Downtown Transit Center - Cherry St

Burlington has two bus stations with service to Boston.

All bus stations in Burlington:

  • Downtown Transit Center - Cherry St

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • South Station Bus Terminal

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