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Buses from Burlington to Boston

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Burlington to Boston. Traveling by bus from Burlington to Boston usually takes around 3 hours and 55 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration3h 55m
Cheapest price$24.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)




February 14, 2020- Visiting friends


The bargain price !

The bargain price !



December 23, 2019- Couples trip


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

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



December 15, 2019- Visiting friends


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.



December 15, 2019- Vacation


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

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



November 6, 2019- Visiting family


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 that operates from Burlington to Boston. Megabus 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
Megabus13h 55m$30.76
  • Megabus


    Megabus is one of the leading bus companies in North America, with many popular routes in the Northeast and Midwest United States. Megabus tickets can be purchased for as low as $1 if you book in advance. Travelers enjoy Megabus’ unique double decker buses, which feature amenities such as air conditioning, digital entertainment, free WiFi, and power outlets at each seat. Megabus is an affordable, reliable option for travel between Burlington and Boston.

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.

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 3 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Burlington to Boston. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

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 4:00pm 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 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


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 Burlington?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Burlington.

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station Bus Terminal - BOSSSB-0

Arrival 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.

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