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Cheap Flights to Vermont

How can you not love a state that created Ben & Jerry's ice cream? Or that erupts in a blaze of colour every fall, demanding that you pull out that camera or cell phone to capture all that natural beauty? This is Vermont. You'll most likely fly into Burlington International Airport (BTV), on the north-western end of the state. Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) is also a possibility for those vacationing farther south. If you're ready to come visit this heavily forested locale, let Skyscanner's online search engine help you find the best air routes and at the best price. Take care of that hotel and car booking and you're set. It's easy.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Vermont

Vermont tends to have warm summers and cold snowy winter. Burlington's temperatures are moderated somewhat by Lake Champlain, averaging in the mid to high 20s Celsius in summer and dipping down to -10 degrees Celsius in winter. The most snow falls in December and January, averaging 33 centimetres per month. At higher elevations, north and south, temps are similar but there's lots more snow. The busiest times to fly are during the fall leaf peeping season, over the holidays and during ski season. Fares tend to be more expensive but you can still find bargains by being flexible with your dates and flying mid-week if possible. The Skyscanner Whole Month Search program can let you look at a whole month's worth of fares to help you find the cheapest rate. Find a good airfare? Book it, before it disappears.

What to Expect When Arriving at Vermont Airports

  • The primary airport in Vermont is Burlington International (BTV). It's about five kilometres west of that city's central core and the gateway to vacations at Lake Champlain and many of the state's popular "leaf peeping" areas. The single terminal has two floors with arrivals using the first floor. The main airlines using Burlington include Delta, JetBlue, Porter, United and American. Shops and restaurants are limited but free Wi-Fi is available. Rental car desks are just outside baggage claim, but the cars are in a nearby parking facility, reachable via a covered walkway. Taxi's are outside the arrival doors and charge an average of $17.00 CAD for a ride to downtown Burlington. If you're travelling light, the Crittenden County Transportation Authority's bus service can get you there for $2.00 CAD one way. Buy a multi-ride pass if you'd like to use the service around town.
  • Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) is an alternative for clients heading for locations in southern Vermont locales. Cape Air, a regional carrier, runs three flights per day to and from Boston on propeller aircraft, mostly Cessna 402s. It's an old fashioned airport with the Hangar Café overlooking the runway and all the action. Rental cars, taxis and bus services are available. The airport, located only nine kilometres from downtown Rutland, even has free parking.

What to See and Do in Vermont

  • Leaf peeping is a treasured past-time in Vermont. Discover the reds, yellows and golds on trees in a Burlington city park, on a boat cruise along the shores of Lake Champlain or while strolling along the pathways at the Green Mountain Audubon Centre. The latter is great for bird watching year-round.
  • Burlington is also home to a host of museums. Kids of all ages get a kick out of the hands-on exhibits at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Centre, located in the downtown core. Head about 12 kilometres south and find the Shelburne Museum, a restored village with a railroad station, old steamboat and homes from the 1950s. The museum also has an impressive art collection, including works from Cassatt, Degas, Monet and Manet.
  • Also in Burlington, sample local brew at the Magic Hat Brewing company, decked out in a light-hearted, early Victorian décor. For a bit of shopping, head for the Church Street Marketplace. Indulge in local entertainment and foods, including that famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and find some locally made souvenirs.
  • Roughly 60 kilometres southeast of Burlington is the state capital, Montpelier. The Vermont State House, its Greek Revival architecture complete with a golden dome, dates back to 1859. The Vermont History Museum is right next door. Nearby is Hubbard Park, a bit of the wilderness tucked into the centre of town, complete with a stone observation tower offering a panoramic view of the city and beyond. Montpelier is also known for its maple syrup production.
  • Vermont is also often referred to as the "Ski Capital of the Eastern United States." Near Burlington are the Bolton Valley Resort, also noted for its dining, Sugarbush Resort, considered to have excellent ski trails, and the Cochran Ski Area, great for families and those wanting to learn to ski. Several resorts are in the southern part of Vermont, many in and around the Green Mountains. Examples include the Bromley Mountain Ski Resort and Prospect Mountain Ski Area.

Flights to Vermont

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