Getting Around

Burlington is a pedestrian-friendly city that is easy to negotiate on foot. Walking is also the best way to enjoy the beauty of the city and its surrounds. Car rental agencies are available in the city and at the Burlington Airport. Traffic is heavy at peak hours. The Green Mountain Transit (GMT) runs the public bus system and buses tend to be reliable and affordable; Lyft and Uber are available. Hiring a bicycle is also a good option, particularly if visitors takes advantage of the Burlington Bike Path situated on the picturesque waterfront.


Burlington International Airport

The airport is located three miles (5km) east of Burlington.

Burlington International Airport (BTV)


The airport is located three miles (5km) east of Burlington.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to Burlington and neighbouring areas by the Chittenden County Transportation Authority's Circular Route 12. Greyhound offers bus services, while car rental and taxi services are also available.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Major car hire agencies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport. Meters start at $2.50, and charge $2.50 per mile. The minimum fare is $7.50, with an airport surcharge of $4 and an additional $1 levied per extra passenger. Uber and Lyft are available.


The airport has a yoga studio, a rooftop garden, private rooms for nursing mothers, local food outlets, ATMs, information desks, an Airport history photo exhibit and children's activities. In addition to many relaxing areas, there is also an Observation Tower where travellers can sit back, relax and watch as planes take off against the beautiful backdrop.


A multi-level covered parking area offers long and short-term parking. Parking is charged at $1 for the first hour and $2 per hour for the next three hours. A daily rate of $12 is charged after four hours.