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About Burlington Trailways

Burlington Trailways is an intercity passenger bus service that provides daily transportation to and from 35 cities across Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. Due to its wide network of coverage, the carrier conducts 1420 trips every day, with ticket prices ranging from $10.50 to $302.00. Some of the major cities that Burlington Trailways offers transportation to include Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis.

Founded in 1929, Burlington Trailways is part of the Trailways Transportation System, an alliance of about 70 independent bus companies, including Adirondack Trailways and Fullington Trailways. Trailways motor coaches are preferred by travelers because of their high-end amenities that feature satellite TV, free WiFi, and power outlets at every seat.


Burlington Trailways bus coverage

Daily Trips1,420

Burlington Trailways bus amenities

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Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power outletPower outlet

Burlington Trailways reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Burlington Trailways
Based on 54 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Burlington Trailways reviews from Wanderu customers
February 13, 2020Visiting friends
Could have left earlier/on-time
January 15, 2020Business
I was glad that my bus was on time. Earlier that day due to weather conditions in Iowa there were a few cancellations.
On a 6 hour ride, a food stop is needed so people who need to take their medication with food can do so. That's a long ride without food.
Make sure you get something to eat because you may never know if they are not going to stop for food.
January 4, 2020Solo travel
They lost all of my baggage.
Keep track of your bags during a transfer. Also keep all of your bag information. They will loose your baggage or let it get stolen.
December 29, 2019Vacation
This company charged me $5 for printing the ticket because they cannot scan the ticket from the mobile phone. It seems that they live in stone age. This seemed to me like a hidden charge. Any this practice is neither environmental friendly nor customer friendly. Not a g...More
Print your ticket these guys live in the stone age.
July 26, 2019Visiting friends
Even though I didn't have printed tickets, the driver was very helpful and patient while I was figuring out what to do.
Everything was decent
Make sure you have a printed copy of your ticket!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Burlington Trailways buses have WiFi?

Yes, Burlington Trailways offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Burlington Trailways will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Burlington Trailways WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Burlington Trailways buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Burlington Trailways might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Burlington Trailways's schedule?

On a typical day, Burlington Trailways has 1420 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

How much luggage can I bring on a Burlington Trailways bus?

You are allowed to check one piece of baggage under the bus of up to 50 lbs (23 kg) for free. Your bag must have an identification tag that clearly shows your name and home address.

If you would like to check additional bags, please contact the carrier ahead of time at the phone number listed above.

Where does Burlington Trailways travel?

Burlington Trailways has a comprehensive network of bus coverage across the Midwest. The carrier conducts daily trips to and from 35 cities in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana. Burlington also offers service to Denver, CO, serving as a connection between the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains.

Are there bathrooms on Burlington Trailways buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Burlington Trailways buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

What is the refund policy?

All Burlington Trailways tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Do you have to print your Burlington Trailways ticket?

Yes, Burlington Trailways requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Can I bring my pet with me on the bus?

Unfortunately, no animals other than service animals are allowed onboard Burlington Trailways buses. If you need to travel with a service animal, it must be kept on a leash, or in a harness or carrier at all times.

Cheap Burlington Trailways tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 1,420 Burlington Trailways trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Burlington Trailways tickets start at just $10.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Wentzville to Troy
Travel dateMon Nov 30
Lowest price$13.80
Quincy to Lincoln
Travel dateSat Dec 5
Lowest price$43.00
Hannibal to Lincoln
Travel dateSat Dec 5
Lowest price$43.00
Davenport to Rock Island
Travel dateMon Nov 30
Lowest price$12.80
Iowa City to Cedar Rapids
Travel dateMon Nov 30
Lowest price$10.50