Cheap Trains and Other Budget-Friendly Travel Options

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

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For budget-friendly travel and vacation packages to and from all U.S. destinations, visit any of the links shown below.

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

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

Here's 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.

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 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. 

Beware 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.

Public Transit Buses

The state of Vermont is served by Greyhound bus lines.

Vermont Greyhound serves the cities of Bellows Falls, Bennington, Brandon, Brattleboro, Bridgewater, Burlington, Colchester, Killington, Manchester, Menden, Middlebury, Montpelier, Quechee, Rutland, Sherburne, Wallingford, White River Junction, Woodstock.

Go here for a Complete List of Greyhound Locations.

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.

Go here for a Complete List of U.S. Amtrak Stations.

Check Amtrak's website for fares, schedules, deals and special offers. 

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

Below: Amtrak Station at White River Junction, Vermont.

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