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Burlington - Portland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Burlington to Portland. Traveling by bus from Burlington to Portland usually takes around 9 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance157 mi (253 km)
Shortest duration9h 10m
Cheapest price$35.98
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Burlington to Portland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Burlington to Portland cost $55.81 on average. Tickets cheaper than $55.81 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

$120$80$40JulAug

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Burlington to Portland is expected to be between $36 and $106. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is August 14, 2024, when tickets are available for August 14, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $45.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Burlington to Portland is usually cheapest in September, when the average ticket price is only $45. If you're planning to take the bus from Burlington to Portland during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $85. 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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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save $66.02 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Burlington to Portland?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Burlington to Portland. 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
Greyhound19h 21m$77.12
  • 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 Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 157 miles from Burlington to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 10 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Burlington to Portland for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Burlington to Portland. 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.

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

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Burlington, VT to Portland, ME; ticket prices start at $180.00.

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.

Portland

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Portland is Maine's largest city and, because of that, the main transportation hub in the state. From Portland, travelers can easily reach destinations such as Boston, Albany, and even Gainesville, Texas, by a combination of buses, trains, and ferries. And there’s plenty to do in the city, even if you’re traveling solo.

Since its foundation in 1786, Portland has recovered from no less than four major fires, creating a fascinating blend of old and new. The dedicated Arts District around upper Congress Street has a smattering of important museum collections, including the Portland Museum of Art, the state's oldest public art institution.

The West End hosts the majority of Portland's historic buildings, creating an olde worlde feel. However, the presence of several well-regarded schools and colleges ensures Portland remains one of the most vibrant small cities in the U.S.

After several years of hardship, the Old Port district has once again become the center of the action. Its attractive cobblestone streets and 19th-century red-brick warehouses now contain a selection of on-trend cafes, bars, and boutique stores. At the same time, it's still possible to watch the time-honored tradition of fishermen unloading their lobster pots onto the foreshore.

East of the downtown area, you'll find Munjoy Hill. It's a district with strong Irish and Italian roots, making it one of the best places in Portland to enjoy the authentic cuisine of Italy. It’s no wonder we named Portland one of our top vacation destinations in Maine.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Burlington?

Main departure station: Downtown Transit Center - Cherry St

Most buses depart from the main station in Burlington.

All bus stations in Burlington:

  • Downtown Transit Center - Cherry St

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

Greyhound and FlixBus routes to Portland arrive at a Park & Ride lot off I-295 in the East Bayside area of the city. The Park & Ride lot has 200 free parking spaces but no station building. So make sure to use the restroom before heading to the bus stop, and pack any snacks you'll want on the ride. Luckily, there are a handful of coffee shops and bars in the area around the Park & Ride, so you can enjoy a beverage of your choice if you are waiting a while for your bus.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • Park & Ride - 274 Marginal Way

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