Amtrak Shuttles for Breaks

The Amtrak “Burlington” station is Essex Junction.

  • The Amtrak “Vermonter” departs Essex Junction, heading south, at 9:44 AM every morning and arrives in Essex Junction at 8:18 PM every evening, 7 days per week.
  • Alternatively, you could take the Lake Champlain Ferry over to Port Kent, walk the 4 minutes to the station and catch the #68 Adirondack service to NYC, connecting through to Washington, DC. Ferry is seasonal.
  • We offer a FREE shuttle service for break periods to and from the Amtrak station (on specific days listed below only). NEW…no sign up required.
    • TO AMTRAK – The pickup is on the CCM Promenade (where the normal Lakeside shuttles pickup and drop off). Please be there at 8:45am. The shuttle will depart Champlain promptly at 9:00am (the train departs at 9:44am). Please be on time so that you do not delay others. The driver will not wait. The shuttle will drop you off right at the station.
    • FROM AMTRAK – the pickup stop will be on the north side of Center Street adjacent to the station. Look out for the Mountain Transit Bus. It will be there before the train arrives and wait until you all arrive. They will drop you off on the CCM promenade.
    • Dates for 2019-2020 are:
      • Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday November 27th
      • Thanksgiving Break – Sunday December 1st
      • Winter Break – Saturday December 14th
      • Winter Break – Sunday January 12th
      • Spring Break – Saturday March 7th
      • Spring Break – Sunday March 15th
      • End of Spring Semester – Saturday May 2