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 9:54am every morning.
    • The Amtrak "Vermonter" arrives in Essex Junction at 8:08pm every evening.

    • We are offering a FREE shuttle van service for the end of the spring semester to the Amtrak Station on the mornings of Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th. First come, first served. Only 7 seats available each trip. Must book your seat by Friday April 28th. To book your seat, sign up here.

    • To get to (and from) the Amtrak Station using the City Bus (free for Champlain affiliates using your ID Card):
      • Walk to Downtown Transit Sation in Burlington (on upper Saint Paul St)
      • 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 10:15pm 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.
  • Go! Vermont Bus Network — Helps you compare costs and schedules for bus travel between several New England/New York cities.

  • 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. The Burlington stop is on Pearl St at the Downtown Transit Station.

  • Greyhound — There are two stops in the area at the Burlington Airport AND on Pearl St at the Downtown Transit Station.

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


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.