Burlington, VT
Tuition (in-state)
$35,612 ($15,284)
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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Very easy to get around Burlington

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is an international airport, a train station, two long distance passenger bus options, and tons of car sharing, and rental car options. Transportation is incredibly convenient.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus buses usually run on time so you can figure out when its helpful to take the bus and when it would be better to walk. During the winter the shuttles are lifesavers. But by far the best thing is the public bus - with your UVM ID, you get free fare! It's so easy to go downtown or to the mall or to concerts.

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5 College Junior

Transportation: The free campus shuttle is very reliable and convenient and even has an off-campus option

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everything is really close, there is even shuttles to the ski mountains near by

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 112nd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 338th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1213rd
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Burlington, VT
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Public transportation is hit or miss but usually easy and reliable. On campus, it is plentiful and easy, but in downtown, it is a little harder to secure a ride. UVM is just a stone's throw from downtown Burlington, and the city itself is actually relatively small, so while there is public bus transportation, sometimes it’s quicker just to walk. When you live in an isolated area, walking is favorable. However, when the winter months come, it may be unbearable to venture downtown on foot. If you know the bus schedule well enough, you’re not likely to run into too many problems.

Burlington is certainly small enough that every corner can be reached by foot, and because of this, most students don’t utilize or need public transportation. For those who do or who want it, transportation is present. The buses in Burlington are inexpensive, and for the most part, convenient. The ways out of town—via bus, train, or plane—are reasonably priced and available. Ultimately, it is a convenient and stress-free way to take the hassle out of parking or worrying about a car when driving in a city that is filled with pedestrians.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • CCTA
  • Long-boards
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs about $10.
  • Turn left onto Main Street for 1.4 miles. Turn slightly left onto White Street for 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Airport Drive.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

UVM Shuttle (CATMA)

(802) 847-7433

Public TransitWhat's This?

Vermont Transit

(802) 864-6811

345 Pine St.

Lake Champlain Ferries

(802) 864-9804

King St. Dock

Chittenden County Transportation Authority

(802) 864-2272

15 Industrial Pkwy.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Burlington International Airport (BIA)

1200 Airport Dr.

(802) 863-1889

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


29 Railroad Ave., Essex Junction

(802) 879-7298 or (800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 59 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 12% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 31% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 58% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 59 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 7% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 88% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 5% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 59 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 39% Fairly easy.
  • 56% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 53 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 52 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 52 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing
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