University of Vermont

STUDENT PARKING

Should my student bring a car to campus?

Parents often ask if their son or daughter needs a car freshman year, and the short answer is no. UVM and the City of Burlington offer many alternative modes of transportation. Many students who bring cars to campus discover that it is easier to get around without their car, which ends up spending most of its time parked. Below are some of the many resources available to UVM Students:


Get Around By Bike.

University of Vermont is recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University, by the League of American Bicyclists. We support cycling as an efficient, healthy, and environmentally responsible transportation option on campus. . . And it's fun!


View Bike Map

Campus Bike Share

The Bicycle User's Group (UVMBikes) created the UVM Bike Share to eliminate the need for vehicles on campus. UVM invested in a fleet of Worksman's Cycles to be used for trips across campus. They are available daily from the Davis Center, Redstone and Trinity Campus. To register, visit the Davis first floor info desk.

Campus Bike Rentals

Need a bike? Don't have one? Our students maintain a fleet of used bicycles available for semester rentals. They are affordable and reliable for commuting across campus. Contact: bikes@uvm.edu

Rental Costs:

  • Semester: $30
  • Year: $50
  • On and Off Campus Buses

    When going shopping, or to destinations that are too far to bike or walk, many students ride UVM CATS Shuttles and/or Green Mountain Transit's(GMT) Unlimited Access which offers extensive service coverage throughout the UVM campus and within/around the City of Burlington and State of Vermont. GMT is free for UVM students with their CAT Card. There is also a convenient online bus tracker to help your student plan their rides.

    To aid in getting to and from Burlington Interantional Airport, Amtrak (Essex Junction) and Burlington Transit Center during breaks.

    CATS Service for the 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
    Friday 11/17 - Sunday 11/26

    All destinations leave promptly from Patrick Gym
    All returns to campus drop off at each UVM campus

    November 17, 2017

    Friday

    8:00am Burlington Transit Center Amtrak (Essex Jct.) Burlington International Airport
    10:00am Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport
    2:00pm Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport
    4:00pm Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport

    November 18, 2017

    Saturday

    8:00am Burlington Transit Center Amtrak (Essex Jct.) Burlington International Airport

    November 26, 2017

    Sunday

    Pick Up to return to campus ONLY

    8:00pm N/A Amtrak (Essex Jct.) N/A

    CATS Service for the 2017 Semester Break
    Friday 12/15/2017 - Sunday 1/14/2018

    All destinations leave promptly from Patrick Gym
    All returns to campus drop off at each UVM campus

    December 15, 2017

    Friday

    8:00am Burlington Transit Center Amtrak (Essex Jct.) Burlington International Airport
    10:00am Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport
    2:00pm Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport
    4:00pm Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport

    December 16, 2017

    Saturday

    8:00am Burlington Transit Center Amtrak (Essex Jct.) Burlington International Airport

    January 14, 2018

    Sunday

    Pick Up to return to campus ONLY

    8:00pm N/A Amtrak (Essex Jct.) N/A

    CATS Service for the 2018 Spring Recess
    Friday 03/09/2017 - Sunday 03/18/2018

    All destinations leave promptly from Patrick Gym
    All returns to campus drop off at each UVM campus

    March 9, 2017

    Friday

    8:00am Burlington Transit Center Amtrak (Essex Jct.) Burlington International Airport
    10:00am Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport
    2:00pm Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport
    4:00pm Burlington Transit Center N/A Burlington International Airport

    March 10, 2017

    Saturday

    8:00am Burlington Transit Center Amtrak (Essex Jct.) Burlington International Airport

    March 18, 2018

    Sunday

    Pick Up to return to campus ONLY

    8:00pm N/A Amtrak (Essex Jct.) N/A

    Other Transportation and Destinations

  • Rail via Amtrak at 29 Railroad Avenue, Essex Junction
  • Coach
    • Megabus (Direct service to Amherst, Boston and Saratoga Springs)
      • Note: Arrivals and departures are now at the Downtown Transit Center. Please confirm pick-up/drop-off locations with Megabus.
    • Greyhound
    • Coto Travel (Direct service to New York City and New Jersey)
  • Water via Lake Champlain Ferries
  • Last modified October 18 2017 08:31 AM

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