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Transportation

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Its very convenient to get to the airport. Megabus and Greyhound pick up at the airport or on campus but they aren't that reliable.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: No complaints. Overall, transportation is good.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Everything is within walking distance

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Really great service, only need a car to ski etc.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Very easy to get around Burlington

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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)

www.uvm.edu/~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

www.burlingtonintlairport.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

29 Railroad Ave., Essex Junction

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

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 109 responses

  • 57% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 31% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 12% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 108 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 6% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 82% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 10% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 54 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 54 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 54 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 108 responses

  • 55% Very easy.
  • 43% Fairly easy.
  • 3% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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