Fall 2022 Student Transportation Update

Hello Residential Students,

Please read below for the Fall 2022 Transportation Updates: 


  • Parking permits are available to order Tuesday, August 2nd at champlain.thepermitstore.com and cost $175 per semester
  • Reminder that first-year students are not permitted to bring a car to campus unless a waiver has been granted PRIOR to coming to campus. See the details at champlain.edu/firstyearparking.
  • All residential student parking is at Lakeside Avenue (with the small exception of Zone 5 which requires pre-application). 
  • There are two sections at Lakeside…
    • 115 Lakeside Avenue (100 spaces in two back rows) and 
    • 175 Lakeside Avenue (133 spaces in the rear half of the lot). 
    • If the 175 rear half is full, exit the lot and go to 115 Lakeside entry. 
    • If you park in the front half of 175, you will get tickets for “Non-Permitted Zone”. 
    • The entrance to the 115 Lakeside lot has been reconfigured due to Champlain Parkway project construction. See attached map.
  • Lakeside is the ONLY place you can park between 8am-4pm Mon-Fri. 
  • You are welcome to park your car around main campus after 4pm and on weekends but you must remember to move it back to Lakeside by 8am each weekday. 
  • There is no parking permitted on-site within the parking garages OR in the surrounding neighborhood area of 194 Saint Paul Street, 24/7/365. This includes Browns Ct, the promenade behind the building.


  • The Lakeside Shuttle continues to run from now – Aug 26 on weekdays from 7am-6pm.
  • August 25th and 26th will have special move-in day shuttles all day.
  • The weekend of Aug 27-28 will have one shuttle each day from 8am-8pm.
  • Regular two shuttle service begins on Aug 29 (the first day of classes) and will service Lakeside, 194 Saint Paul Street and Main Campus on a continuous loop. 7am -10pm weekdays and 10am-8pm weekends. 

GMT City Bus

  • Still operating and still free to ride.
  • Buses have reverted back to the “old” system of route numbers and destinations. For example, the Red Line has gone back to being #1 – Williston.
  • Track any of the GMT buses in the system, see the routes and stops here or on the “Transit” app.


  • Secure, indoor bike parking is still available in Juniper, Butler and 194 Saint Paul Street (and Pearl has a rack in the basement laundry room too). See the details here.
  • Most other bike parking around campus is covered to keep your bike out of the weather. Check on your res hall porch or close by. There are plenty of racks. 
  • Make sure to LOCK YOUR BIKE with a U-Lock around frame AND front wheel, not just a cable. There has been an uptick in bike theft lately. 
  • There have been lots of new bike lanes, paths and other improvements over the last year or two so BRING YOUR BIKE!
  • Some sad news: The electric-assist Greenride Bikeshare system is no longer in operation due to Bolt Mobility ceasing its business operations effective July 1. More info here.

Long Distance Travel

  • Megabus.com currently runs service between Boston and Burlington on all Fridays and Sundays…for upper-class students traveling light, this bus is perfect to catch for move-in. 
    • Starting Sept 9 through Dec 18, they will then be operating weekend service Fridays, Saturdays, AND Sundays so would be great for booking break travel early.
    • Additional service dates for Thanksgiving are: Tuesday Nov 22 and Wednesday Nov 23. We anticipate this will be helpful for those that fly into Boston and need to get up to Burlington from there. 
  • Amtrak Trains
    • NEW Ethan Allen Express: Daily service between Burlington and NYC via Albany as of July 29. Available for upper-class move-in for those traveling from NYC, Hudson Valley, and SW Vermont.
    • Vermonter: Daily service between Essex Junction, VT and Washington D.C. Available for upper-class move-in for those traveling from DC all the way up through NYC and the I-91 corridor (CT, MA, NH). Please be aware that there are infrastructure work impacts to this route until Sept 9.
  • Vermont Translines has resumed service and is available for upper-class move-in for those traveling from Albany, NY, Bennington, Rutland and Middlebury.
  • Greyhound has resumed service and has two stops in the area: the Burlington Airport AND on Pearl Street at the Downtown Transit Center. They have routes from Montreal, as well as from Boston with stops in Concord and Manchester NH for upper-class move-in.
  • In case you weren’t aware, the main Port Kent to Burlington ferry on Lake Champlain is not running at all during 2022, so if planning a trip from west of Champlain, you will need to use one of the other ferries or Crown Point bridge.

And remember that Go! Vermont helps you compare costs, routes, and schedules for bus travel between several New England/New York cities. There is a great regional travel map here (page 3).