Getting To Vermont
By land, air or water
Travel to Vermont on the Vermonter or the Ethan Allen Express and save 20 percent. Amtrak’s Visit Vermont Fare provides a 20 percent discount on tickets purchased at least three days in advance through Amtrak, or by calling 1-800-USA-Rail (1-800-872-7245). The discount code through October 28, 2017 is V484.
Also, enjoy a 15 percent discount with the inside Vermont Saver Fare (for travel between any two Vermont stations). Please note that all discounted fares are subject to blackout dates around holidays.
Traveling on the Vermonter Line? Many other resorts offer shuttle services from train stations with advance notice. With 19 alpine ski and snowboard resorts and 30 cross country touring centers to choose from, Vermont is the perfect destination for whatever level of adventure you seek.
Amtrak through-ticketing shuttle service
The Vermont Shires Connector, a twice-daily shuttle service launching early September, connects New York City with Manchester and Bennington, Vermont, via the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station in New York. Please call 800-685-RIDE or visit the Vermont Translines website for more details or information.
Through-ticketing is also available to Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. When you book your ticket online for the Ethan Allen Express, choose Killington-Gramps Shuttle, VT (KLT) as your final destination and Amtrak's partner, Gramps Shuttle, will bring you to and from Rutland station and the slopes.
Vermont features access via interstates I-89 and I-91 and has a well-maintained network of state and local roads and highways. To get an idea of Vermont's main roads, download the Vermont Road Overview Map. The Public Charging Map is especially helpful in finding all current locations of EV charging stations in the state. Some of these public charging stations are currently free to use, but many require payment.
USBorder.com has helpful information to assist travelers in crossing the US-Canadian border, including Travel Tips for Crossing the Border in Vermont to Quebec, and how to join any of the Trusted Traveler Programs.
Upstate Green Cab specializes in providing long-distance car service between Albany NY and destinations throughout Vermont. They are committed to being environmentally friendly and only operate fuel efficient, low emission vehicles. Combine that with competitive prices, and get a convenient, cost-effective way to arrive in Vermont.
Vermont’s 10 designated Scenic Byways range from 30 to 400 miles and include outdoor recreation as well as shopping, galleries, historic sites and vibrant downtowns. Learn more
Direct air service to Vermont is available from:
Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York - JFK, New York - LaGuardia, Newark, Philadelphia, Orlando, Washington D.C. - National, Washington D.C. - Dulles, and Montreal, Canada.
Visit Burlington International Airport to see the carriers that provide service to BTV, and how to contact them.
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) is less than 30 minutes from central and southern Vermont locations such as Manchester, Brandon, Castleton, Killington and Okemo.
Cape Air operates daily flights to and from Boston's Logan Airport.
For additional information, view the comprehensive list of state, municipal and private airports in Vermont.
For a dramatic entry into Vermont, take the Lake Champlain Ferries. Frequent crossings on three routes provide glorious views of the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
-Plattsburgh NY to Grand Isle
-Port Kent NY to Burlington
-Essex NY to Charlotte
Please call (802) 864-9804 for more information.
Fort Ticonderoga Ferry - (802) 897-7999
-Ticonderoga to Larabees Point
800-451-3292 (New England), or 800-552-8737
Boston to Vermont
Montreal to Vermont
Albany/NYC and many other New England points to Vermont
Boston to Burlington or Montpelier; both are centrally located for hotels, restaurants, and public transit when you arrive.
New York Ski Bus Guide
Brooklyn and Manhattan to Vermont ski resorts
If you are already here and need help getting around, our Instate Transportation resources can help.