Long Distance Travel

Other Modes of Travel (Long-distance)*

Leave your car (or your parents car) at home and take come to Champlain via mass transit such as plane, train or bus. The typical ways are detailed below:

  • Burlington International Airport — To get to the airport using the City Bus (free for Champlain affiliates using your ID Card):

    • Use the stop at the corner of Main St and S. Willard St (the closest stop to campus) beside the Champlain College wall sign,

    • Take Bus #1 - Williston to the UMall and transfer to Bus #12 - UMall/Airport. See details and map.

    • Alternatively, If you don't mind a small walk, you can take Bus #1 - Williston all the way to Aiport Drive/Kennedy Drive and then walk 0.5miles (9 minutes) to the airport along Airport Drive. See details and map.

    • Use Google Maps to plan it out. Select the Bus icon at the top, choose the day and time and it will show you what to do.
  • Amtrak — "Burlington" station is in Essex Junction. Students get a 15% discount.

    • The Amtrak "Vermonter" departs Essex Junction, heading south, at 9:27am every morning.
    • The Amtrak "Vermonter" arrives in Essex Junction at 8:17pm every evening.

    • We are offering a FREE shuttle van service for Thanksgiving to the Amtrak Station on the morning of Wednesday November 23rd and back to Champlain on the evening of Sunday November 27th. First come, first served. Only 7 seats available each trip. Must book your seat by November 16th. To book your seat, sign up here asap!
    • We are offering a FREE shuttle van service for Winter Break to the Amtrak Station on the morning of Friday December 16th and back to Champlain on the evening of Sunday January 15th. First come, first served. Only 7 seats available each trip. Must book your seat by December 7th. To book your seat, sign up here asap!

    • To get to (and from) the Amtrak Station using the City Bus (free for Champlain affiliates using your ID Card):
      • Walk to the Cherry Street bus terminal in Downtown Burlington
      • Take Bus #2 - Essex Junction to Amtrak (the last stop on the route)
      • To connect with the #2 bus at the Amtrak Station to head to Burlington, the bus departure times after the Amtrak has arrived are:
        • 8:30, 9:07 and 10:15 M-F,
        • 9:00pm on Saturday (During the Academic Year, August - May Only),  and
        • 8:45pm on Sunday.
        • This schedule was specifically made to accommodate students using Amtrak.
  • Vermont Translines — Daily Service to Albany, NY via Rutland, Manchester and Bennington. BTV to ALB in morning and returns in afternoon.

  • Megabus — Direct service to Amherst, Boston, Hartford, New York City and Saratoga Springs. There is a Burlington stop at the UVM Campus on University Heights (near the corner of Colchester Ave).

  • Greyhound — Based at the Burlington Airport. There is a Burlington stop at the UVM Campus on University Heights (near the corner of Colchester Ave).

  • Lake Champlain Ferries - Car Ferry to New York State across Lake Champlain.

  • Go! Vermont Bus Network — Helps you compare costs and schedules for bus travel between several New England/New York cities.


Please Note: Champlain College does not have an official relationships with these businesses (except for partnering with GMT) and are shown for information purposes only. Times may vary or change so please consult the schedules for each provider directly before planning a trip.