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There are 8 ways to get from Burlington to Portland by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Marble Valley Regional Transit Center 7
  2. Take the bus from Marble Valley Regional Transit Center to Hanover Inn 4
  3. Take the bus from Hanover to Boston Logan Int. Airport
  4. Take the bus from Boston / Logan Airport to Portland, ME 54 / ...

$81 - $118

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Bus via Montpelier  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center - Spot K to Department of Labor Park and Ride 86
  2. Take the bus from Randolph Park and Ride Exit 4 to The Hopkins Center
  3. Take the bus from Hanover to Boston South Station
  4. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Portland, ME 48 / ...

$54 - $87

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Bus via Boston  •  11h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Marble Valley Regional Transit Center 7
  2. Take the bus from Marble Valley Regional Transit Center to Hanover Inn 4
  3. Take the bus from Hanover to Boston South Station
  4. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Portland, ME 48 / ...

$82 - $113

Bus #2  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Marble Valley Regional Transit Center 7
  2. Take the bus from Killington, VT to Milton
  3. Take the bus from Boston to Portland

$91 - $150

Bus, train  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Marble Valley Regional Transit Center 7
  2. Take the train from Rutland to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston
  4. Take the train from Boston to Portland

$112 - $165

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Burlington to Portland 258.6 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Burlington to Portland  •  6h 45m

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

$193 - $605

Drive to Saranac Lake, fly to Boston, bus  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Burlington to Saranac Lake
  2. Fly from Saranac Lake (SLK) to Boston (BOS) SLK - BOS
  3. Take the bus from Boston / Logan Airport to Portland, ME

$112 - $190

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

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

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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 Marble Valley Regional Transit Center, Hanover and Boston / Logan Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 19m.

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The distance between Burlington and Portland is 158 miles. The road distance is 258.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Burlington to Portland without a car is to bus which takes 11h 19m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 11h 19m to get from Burlington to Portland, including transfers.

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Burlington to Portland bus services, operated by Vermont Translines, depart from Downtown Transit Center Burlington station.

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The best way to get from Burlington to Portland is to bus which takes 11h 19m and costs $80 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $650 and takes 6h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Burlington Airport to Portland Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m 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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  • Distance: 158 miles
  • Duration: 11h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Burlington to Portland via Marble Valley Regional Transit Center, Hanover, Boston Logan Int. Airport, and Boston / Logan Airport in around 11h 19m. Alternatively, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways 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
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Washington Dulles, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Burlington to Portland via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Saranac Lake to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Saranac Lake to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Burlington to Portland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
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
Train from Rutland to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Boston to Portland
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Vermont Translines
Phone
+1 844- 888-7267
Email
info@vttranslines.com
Website
vttranslines.com
Bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Marble Valley Regional Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
vttranslines.com
Book at
vttranslines.com
Bus from Marble Valley Regional Transit Center to Hanover Inn
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
vttranslines.com
Book at
vttranslines.com
Dartmouth Coach
Website
dartmouthcoach.com
Bus from Hanover to Boston Logan Int. Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
dartmouthcoach.com
Book at
webstore.dartmouthcoach.com
Bus from Hanover to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
dartmouthcoach.com
Book at
webstore.dartmouthcoach.com
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston / Logan Airport to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Green Mountain Transit
Phone
(802) 864-2282
Website
ridegmt.com
Bus from Downtown Transit Center - Spot K to Department of Labor Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridegmt.com
Stagecoach Transport
Phone
+1 802-728-3773
Email
info@stagecoach-rides.org
Website
stagecoach-rides.org
Bus from Randolph Park and Ride Exit 4 to The Hopkins Center
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoach-rides.org
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 South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
New England Snow Bus
Website
newenglandsnowbus.com
Bus from Killington, VT to Milton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
newenglandsnowbus.com
Bus return
$50
Bus and Lift return
$89
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 to Portland
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Burlington to Portland is 259 miles. It takes approximately 4h 25m 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 120+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Burlington to Burlington Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs $2.

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