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Boston - Burlington Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Boston to Burlington

There are usually 2 daily bus trips available from Boston to Burlington.

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$166.86
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Boston to Burlington. Traveling by train from Boston to Burlington usually takes 12 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 12 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Fastest train12h 24m
Lowest price$109.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Burlington?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Burlington, VT was $161.14. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $111.57 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Burlington will range from $141 to $251. If you're planning to travel by train to Burlington in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Boston you can find in the next 7 days is $153. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Boston to Burlington, with the average price at just $143. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $236. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Boston to Burlington. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $111.57. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Boston to Burlington?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Burlington. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak112h 41m$205.99
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Boston to Burlington every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $109.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Boston and Burlington is approximately 182 miles, or 293 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 24 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from Boston to Burlington are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Boston at 8:00am and arrives in Burlington around 12 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burlington to Boston.

City Information

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.

Burlington

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Burlington, VT - BTV-1

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Burlington, VT - BTV-2

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Main arrival station: Union Station

Burlington has one train station.

All train stations in Burlington:

  • Union Station

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