TRAVEL GUIDANCE

HOME > LANDING PAGES > TRAVEL RESOURCES > GETTING HERE > GETTING HERE INTERNATIONAL

Visiting Vermont from Abroad

WELCOME TO VERMONT

Travel requirements to enter the U.S. have changed. For non-U.S. citizens, please review the Center for Disease Control’s website for the most up to date information. 

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. 

BY AIR

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).

BY CAR

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.


FROM BOSTON

BY BUS

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 townsMegabus 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.

BY CAR

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. 

BY AIR

From Boston, Cape Air offers daily flights to Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport. When you arrive in Rutland, there are transportation options from there including rentals cars and taxis.   

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

BY AIR

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. 

BY TRAIN

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.

BY BUS

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

BY CAR

Lastly, JFK AirportLaGuardia Airport, and Newark Airport all offer car rental options if you’d like to see Vermont by car and travel our scenic byways

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 - visit today

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.

Stowe Recreation Path

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.

road biking

Vermont by Road

Vermont’s 10 federally designated scenic byways will help you navigate the state and get the most out of your trip, helping you discover more.