Getting Here & Around


Getting Here & Traveling the Region


Welcome to Vermont! Bienvenue au Vermont! Easy drives, direct flights and chartered coach services make traveling to, and within Vermont easy and affordable. From airlines to Uber, car-shares to ferry boats, find your ride to the Lake Champlain region and within:

·       Car Rentals | Taxis | Limosines
·       Aviation | Rail | Bus | Ferries


By Car
The Lake Champlain region of 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. Pick-up a free Vermont State map at our downtown Burlington and Williston visitors centers, or download a Vermont Road Overview Map while planning your visit.

From the Lake Champlain Islands to Addison County, the 134 mile Lake Champlain Byway offers a scenic driving route to outdoor recreation, shopping, galleries, historic sites and vibrant downtowns along the northern shores of Lake Champlain.

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

By Plane
With excellent air service, Burlington International Airport (BTV) is a convenient point of entry to northern and central Vermont, with several major carriers that provide daily service.

Domestic and international visitors will appreciate that direct air service to BTV is available from: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, New York (JFK & LGA), Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington DC (IAD & DCA) and in winter season only: Toronto.

Pilots and independent travelers can also enjoy private charters, heli-flight services and nearby private and state airports.

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