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Getting Here

GET HERE AND AROUND TOWN BY LAND, AIR OR WATER

Quick drives, direct flights and chartered coach services make traveling to, and within Vermont easy and affordable. From airlines to Uber, trains to ferry boats, find your ideal ride for getting here and around the Green Mountain state.

by car

Vermont is a convenient drive from anywhere in the eastern U.S. and southern Quebec and Ontario provinces of Canada. Major interstates 89 and 91 as well as Vermont state highways and scenic byways provide direct routes to downtowns and diverse outdoor recreation.

Estimated drive times to Burlington:

  • From Boston: 3hr, 20 min
  • From Montreal: 1hr, 45 min
  • From New York: 5 hr, 35 min
  • From Ottawa: 3 hr, 40 min
  • From Philadelphia: 6hr, 45 min
  • From Toronto: 6 hr, 50 min
  • From Washington, DC: 8hr, 50min

Need help driving around? We have a few suggestions.

by plane

With excellent air service, Burlington International Airport (BTV) is a convenient point of entry to northern and central Vermont. It’s several major carriers provides daily direct service to domestic and international visitors to and from:

Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, New York (JFK and LGA), Philadelphia, Washington DC (IAD and DCA), and in the winter, Toronto City.

Pilots and independent travelers can also enjoy private charters and flight services with:

BY FERRY

Aboard the Lake Champlain Ferries, regular crossings on three routes provide a stunning entry with beautiful views of the Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack. You may board on foot, with your bicycle or vehicle. Crossings include:

  • Grand Isle to Plattsburgh, NY
  • Burlington to Port Kent, NY
  • Charlotte to Essex, NY

BY BUS

With Green Mountain Transit’s extensive route, traveling through Vermont without a car is a breeze.  Affordable, safe and reliable, Green Mountain Transit gets you effortlessly around Burlington as well as to boarding towns like Winooski and South Burlington.

BY RAIL

Green Mountain Railroad provides unique, scenic excursions throughout the state. Take a dinner train or book a fall foliage trip: Green Mountain Railroad may not be able to get you to the state but it affords you an opportunity to see the Vermont landscape with its diverse ride experiences.