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Journey Information

Burlington to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.99
Shortest Duration3h 55m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Burlington to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $24.99 was the low point for bus fares from Burlington to Boston. Buses from Boston to Burlington are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $24.99 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 182 miles (293 kilometers) from Burlington, VT to Boston, MA. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

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, 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 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.

What bus companies travel from Burlington to Boston?

There is one bus company that operates from Burlington to Boston. Megabus is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus13h 55m$30.76

Where does the bus leave from in Burlington?

Most buses depart from the main station in Burlington, Vermont:

  • Downtown Transit Center

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

All buses from Burlington arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Price trends for buses from Burlington to Boston

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Burlington, VT to Boston, MA
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 14, 2020Visiting friends
The bargain price !
December 15, 2019Vacation
it good, i forgot my phone charger so :((((( the trip good tho
November 6, 2019Visiting family
Staff were so friendly, driver was very carful and drive in speed limit
September 1, 2019Visiting friends
Bus driver great.
July 25, 2019Visiting family
Very roomy and comfortable seats! Great visibility and scenic trip Very prompt departure and arrival
Friendliness of driver

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