Visiting Vermont from Abroad
WELCOME TO VERMONT
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International travel to Vermont is convenient from several major airports. We've outlined a few options here - but depending on your mode of travel, be sure to check with local transportation providers options to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
FROM MONTREAL, CANADA
If you are a Canadian citizen, please review this info about crossing the border into Vermont from 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).
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. 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 cross the border with a rental car.
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.
Daily flights are also available on Boutique Air to Burlington International Airport from Boston. From there, many area hotels offer airport shuttles, but there are also taxi and rental car options at the airport.
FROM NEW YORK CITY
The fastest way to get from New York City to Vermont is a quick 45-minute flight into the Burlington Airport from any of the three major New York City 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 New York City’s Penn Station by rail to Vermont on the Vermonter or the Ethan Allen Express.
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.
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.
Another public transportation option is the Greyhound bus which has 5 pickup locations throughout the NYC metro area and makes stops in over 20 different Vermont towns.
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.