"After a daily 2.5 hour round trip commute for 13 years by car, I love the bus.
Dependable, friendly, time to read and it's FREE!"
- Susan Chamberlain, Champlain Employee
All Champlain College students and employees can ride any Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) bus anytime, anywhere for FREE, including the LINK Express and Commuter routes. Your Champlain ID card is already set up, so simply swipe it through the fare box card reader as you board the bus. If you need to take more than one bus to get to your destination, YOU MUST ask the driver for a transfer before you leave the bus (this also saves us from paying twice!).
CCTA is the public bus service for northwestern Vermont. It is headquartered in Chittenden County and also serves the surrounding counties. Champlain College affiliates can also ride local and commuter Green Mountain Transportation Authority (GMTA) buses for FREE through our Unlimited Access Program. GMTA provides public transportation services in Washington County, Lamoille County, Franklin County, Grand Isle County, the Mad River Valley and the towns of Washington, Orange and Williamstown. Click here for a summary of GMTA routes and how they connect to CCTA routes.
All Champlain College employees who are riding the bus on a regular basis qualify for CATMA's Guaranteed Ride Home program. This gets you free taxi rides home in the event of an emergency.
The CCTA Bus Map & Guide can provide you with specific route and schedule information. You can pick up a hard copy Bus Map and Guide at various Champlain College campus locations; download it at cctaride.org or get one at CATMA.