International travel to Vermont is convenient and offers lots of options, from scenic routes to quick journeys for those who just can't wait to start their Vermont vacation. We've outlined a few options here - be sure to check transportation options to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
FROM MONTREAL, CANADA
If you’re flying into Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and want to take public transportation to Vermont, the easiest option is to take the airport shuttle to the last stop in downtown Montreal which is the bus terminal (or the Gare D’Autocars in French). From there, take the Greyhound bus and you’ll be dropped off in downtown Burlington at the Transit Center.
Alternatively, you can rent a car at the Montreal airport and drive into Vermont, giving you the freedom to explore the entire state! Please confirm directly with your car rental company that you will be allowed to drive within the U.S. and that your home country’s driver’s license is acceptable for renting.
Travelers arriving into Boston have 2 different bus options to get to Vermont via public transportation. The Greyhound bus has 5 pickup locations throughout the Boston metro area and makes stops in over 20 different Vermont towns. Megabus has a pick-up location at Boston’s South Station and makes stops in downtown Burlington and Montpelier. To get to South Station, all you have to do is take the 20-minute ride on the Silver Line from the airport.
Of course, there are also rental car options available at Boston’s Logan airport if you prefer to drive on your own. Please confirm directly with your car rental company that that your home country’s driver’s license is acceptable for renting.
FROM NEW YORK CITY
The fastest way to get from NYC to Vermont is a quick 45-minute flight into the Burlington Airport from any of the three major NYC area airports. From there, many area hotels offer airport shuttles, but there are also taxi and rental car options at the airport.
You can also travel from NYC’s Penn Station by rail to Vermont on the Vermonter (destinations Essex Junction/ Burlington and St. Alban’s) or the Ethan Allen Express (destination Rutland) 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).
Traveling on the Vermonter Line? Many ski 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, 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.
Lastly, JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Airport all offer car rental options if you’d like to see Vermont by car and travel our scenic byways. Please confirm directly with your car rental company that that your home country’s driver’s license is acceptable for renting.
DISCLAIMER: The State of Vermont is offering this information as a guideline and should not be taken as official advice. As with any international travel, it is up to the traveler to determine the documentation required to enter the U.S. and how best to get to our small but beautiful state.
GETTING TO VERMONT
There are many ways to get to Vermont, from hopping a flight to a good old-fashioned road trip. Learn more about how to get to Vermont and plan your trip.
Get Around Vermont
Public transportation makes getting around Vermont easy once you’re here. Use Vermont’s bus network to get around, or find a ride to get where you need to go.
Vermont by Road
Vermont’s 10 federally designated scenic byways will help you navigate the state and get the most out of your trip, showcasing stops along the way and helping you discover more.