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There are 7 ways to get from Burlington to Portland by bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Boston, MA
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME Boston-Portland-Bates College / ...

$46 - $76

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Bus via Portland, ME  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Boston, MA
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME Northbound / ...

$38 - $76

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Boston, Ma 3536 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME Northbound / ...

$44 - $106

Bus via Dartmouth College/Hanover Inn  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Hanover
  2. Take the bus from Dartmouth College/Hanover Inn to Boston Logan Int. Airport
  3. Take the bus from Logan Airport to Portland, ME

$69 - $111

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Burlington to Portland 259.3 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Burlington to Portland  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Burlington (BTV) to Portland (PWM) BTV - PWM

$152 - $754

Car ferry, drive to Saranac Lake, fly to Boston, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY
  2. Drive from Port Kent, NY to Saranac Lake
  3. Fly from Saranac Lake (SLK) to Boston (BOS) SLK - BOS
  4. Take the bus from Logan Airport to Portland, ME

$95 - $183

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The cheapest way to get from Burlington to Portland is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Burlington to Portland is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Burlington to Portland. However, there are services departing from Downtown Transit Center Burlington and arriving at Portland, ME via Boston, MA - South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between Burlington and Portland is 158 miles. The road distance is 259.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Burlington to Portland without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Burlington to Portland, including transfers.

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Burlington to Portland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Burlingt Transit Ctr station.

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The best way to get from Burlington to Portland is to bus which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $45 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $800 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Burlington Airport to Portland Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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Burlington to Portland bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, arrive at Portland, ME station.

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Map of how to get from Burlington to Portland.
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  • Distance: 158.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

What companies run services between Burlington, VT, USA and Portland, ME, USA?

You can take a bus from Burlington to Portland via Boston, MA and Boston, MA - South Station in around 6 h 41 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Burlington to Portland hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Burlington to Portland via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Burlington to Portland via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burlington to Portland via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Saranac Lake to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Saranac Lake to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Bus operators
Megabus
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Logan Airport to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Boston Sth Station, MA to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Hanover
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Dartmouth Coach
Website
dartmouthcoach.com
Bus from Dartmouth College/Hanover Inn to Boston Logan Int. Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
dartmouthcoach.com
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
ferries.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Burlington to Portland is 259 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Burlington to Portland.

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JetBlue Airways, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Burlington Airport to Portland Airport.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Burlington to Burlington Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 18 min and costs $2.

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