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.

Map of all long distance options in New England

  • Burlington International Airport — To get to the airport using the city bus (free for Champlainers using your ID card):

    • Use the stop at the corner of Main Street and South Willard Street (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 short walk, you can take bus #1 - Williston all the way to Aiport Drive/Kennedy Drive and then walk 0.5 miles (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 9:54 AM every morning.
    • The Amtrak "Vermonter" arrives in Essex Junction at 8:08 PM every evening.
    • Alternatively, you could take the Lake Champlain Ferry over to Port Kent and catch the #68 Adirondack service to NYC, connecting through to Washington, DC.
    • We offer a FREE shuttle service for break periods to and from the Amtrak station (on specific days only). First come, first served. Must book your seat to ride. Please complete the signup form below:
      • For FALL Break shuttle service - Saturday October 6 and Tuesday October 9.
      • For THANKSGIVING Break shuttle service - Wednesday November 21 and Sunday November 25. 
      • For WINTER Break shuttle service - Saturday Decemeber 15 and Sunday January 13.
    • To get to (and from) the Amtrak station using the city bus (free for Champlain affiliates using your ID card):
      • Walk to Downtown Transit Centern in Burlington (on upper Saint Paul Street).
      • 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 PM M-F,
        • 9:00 PM on Saturday (during the Academic Year, August - May only), and
        • 8:45 PM 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 Street at the Downtown Transit Center.

  • Greyhound — There are two stops in the area: the Burlington Airport AND on Pearl Street at the Downtown Transit Center.

  • Wheeli - A carpooling app for college students. Find a ride home or share a seat in your car with fellow Champlain, UVM or Saint Mikes students.
  • CoTo Travel - A break specific bus service that picks up right on campus at CCM and operates between Burlington and Manhattan via Hartford, CT; White Plains, NY; and Montvale, NJ. For Spring break the dates of service are Friday, March 9th (heading south) and Sunday, March 18th (heading north).

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