Cheap Trains and Other Budget-Friendly Travel Options

Shown above: Cheap Trains abound at the Vermont Toy & Train Museum in Quechee.  

but seriously... 

For budget-friendly travel and vacation packages to and from all U.S. destinations, as well as top colleges, law schools, and other U.S. info, visit any of the links shown below.

Or scroll down for creative travel and vacation deals in the state of Vermont.

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There are many ways to get reduced rates on lodging and plane fares, as well as discount travel packages to Vermont.   

Find out how to

*  Get discounted airline tickets.

*  Get around within the state.

*  Enjoy clean and quaint overnight accommodations. 

*  Visit famous local landmarks.

*  Attend fairs, festivals, and other annual events.  

*  Tour Vermont's breath taking natural landscapes.  

*  Sample Authentic Traditional Vermont Cuisine.

flights and hotels

One way to minimize the cost of a trip to Vermont is to buy a round trip flight to New York City, then travel to Vermont by bus or Amtrak.

You can also purchase a vacation package deal. 

Or take advantage of the special features available on priceline.  

It's easy to get a round trip flight, hotel, and car package from San Francisco to Burlington for less than $500 per person, especially if you book all three together online.

From there, you can take ground transportation to all of your favorite Vermont destinations.

Using the Name-Your-Own-Price feature on Priceline can save you up to 40 percent on the cost of plane tickets, and up to 60 percent on hotel rates. 

You can save even more money by reserving all of your travel services at least two weeks in advance.    

Another important trip preparation strategy is scanning craigslist for vacation rentals, sublets, housing swaps, and countless other alternative lodging options.

To get started, simply visit priceline, search your desired dates and destination, then click the "Name Your Own Price" option. 

Be aware that certain rules apply to naming your own price on priceline. 

For example, no changes can be made to your itinerary, your payment cannot be refunded, and you don't normally get to choose a specific hotel. 

buses in vermont

The state of Vermont is served by Greyhound bus lines. Vermont Greyhound serves the following cities: 

  • Bellows Falls
  • Bennington
  • Brandon
  • Brattleboro
  • Bridgewater
  • Burlington
  • Colchester
  • Killington
  • Manchester
  • Menden
  • Middlebury
  • Montpelier
  • Quechee
  • Rutland
  • Sherburne
  • Wallingford
  • White River Junction
  • Woodstock 

For a Complete List of Greyhound Locations, visit the link shown below. 

Cheap Trains to and around Vermont

Cheap Trains in Vermont are not difficult to list, as Amtrak is the only railroad with passenger service in Vermont.

Amtrak stations in the state of Vermont are located at

  • Bellows Falls
  • Brattleboro
  • Castleton
  • Essex Junction
  • Montpelier
  • Randolph
  • Rutland
  • St. Albans
  • Waterbury
  • White River Junction
  • Windsor

For a Complete List of U.S. Amtrak Stations, visit the link shown below. Check Amtrak's website for fares, schedules, deals, special offers, and cheap trains to anywhere.  

Other than Cheap Trains, popular transportation options around the state of Vermont include rented or shared passenger vehicles, charter buses, skis, and snowmobiles.

Below: The Amtrak Station at White River Junction, Vermont.

top 5 vermont destinations

Here is a list of the top 5 things to do in the state of Vermont. Also included are city locations and contact info for each destination. These Vermont attractions were chosen by a panel of travel experts at for their cultural, educational, and entertainment value. 

  1. University of Vermont                              Burlington             802-656-4280
  2. Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home            Manchester           802-362-1788
  3. Vermont State House                               Montpelier            802-828-2228
  4. Shelburne Museum                                  Shelburne             802-985-3346
  5. Sugarbush Farm                                      Woodstock            802-457-1757


related links

Vermont Greyhound Locations 

Vermont Amtrak Stations 

Travel Deals and Discounts in all 50 States and Washington DC.

other useful links

Free Printable US Map 

Vermont Fact & Photo Gallery 

Work From Home In Vermont

Universities and PhD Programs in Vermont

Vermont Community Colleges and Trade Schools

Vermont Car Insurance 


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