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About Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont and also one of its most exciting cities to visit. Blessed with an amazing landscape and beautiful lakes, the city is a haven for people who enjoy immersing themselves in the great outdoors. In the winter, Burlington is definitely one of the country’s most amazing snow destinations. The best place to enjoy natural fauna in Burlington is at Green Mountain Audubon Center, full of diverse wildlife and rare birds. If you are interested in Burlington's historical and cultural significance, don't hesitate to check out the Shelburne Museum, which features old buildings, a vintage steamboat, and a railroad station. Fans of the famous Ben & Jerry's can also check out the local factory, the only factory in the U.S. that manufactures the delicious ice cream.

Burlington boasts a vibrant food scene with plenty of choices for everyone. For the best breakfast pancakes, check out The Skinny Pancake, which offers both sweet and savory options. Honey Road, with its eclectic Eastern Mediterranean menu, is another superb dining option.

Burlington's Downtown Transit Center is a hub for bus and train travel throughout New England and beyond. The Burlington Airport is about 3 miles from the city center for travelers coming from further afield.

What train companies travel to Burlington, Vermont?

Located in Vermont, Burlington is accessible by train from 12 other cities. You can choose from 43 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Burlington on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Burlington are also available..

Train companies serving Burlington

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12315h 17m$256.38
Amtrak Ethan Allen Express146h 36m$101.93
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express line connects New York City to Rutland, Vermont. The scenic trip along the Hudson River Valley includes ten intermediate stops throughout New York and Vermont. This higher-speed rail service departs once daily. Onboard amenities include WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating options for added comfort.

Which train carrier has the best service to Burlington?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Burlington by train with Amtrak Ethan Allen Express giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Ethan Allen Express had the most comfortable train service to Burlington taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Ethan Allen Express offers. They rate Amtrak Ethan Allen Express a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Burlington punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Ethan Allen Express has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Burlington, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$15.05 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Burlington, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Burlington. In the last month, trains from Middlebury to Burlington had the lowest average price at $15.05.

The busiest train station in Burlington is Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St. As Burlington's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Union Station.

The closest airport to Burlington is Burlington Intl Airport (BTV), it is located 2.9 miles from the city center of Burlington.
Burlington is the most popular train destination in Vermont. It also ranks number 86 in United States. Burlington ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Burlington via train service. On average 20 direct daily train trips serve Burlington.
The population of Burlington is 42452. Burlington ranks number 3 in terms of population in Vermont and number 252 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Burlington range from $15 for a short trip to Burlington, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Burlington starts at , and a longer trip by train to Burlington can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $48.
People who take the train to Burlington are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Burlington easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Burlington is Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Burlington. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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