Burlington Train Rides
1 Main Street Burlington, VT 05401

About

Vermont Rail System’s story begins with the closing of another. By the fall of 1963, the end of the Rutland Railway was in sight, and it was sold to the State of Vermont. Jay Wulfson, an experienced railroader from East Brunswick, N.J., expressed interest in operating the line and restoring rail service to Western Vermont, following a nearly two year service interruption caused by labor strikes on the Rutland. On August 6, 1963, Wulfson signed a lease agreement with the state to begin operations. President Wulfson, along with Vice-President Harold T. Filskov, Charles Bishoff, and an ambitious team, set off to run the nation’s first privately owned railroad operating on publically-owned right of way... Read More


​Featured Train Rides

Kids Day! Train Rides

Mother's Day Brunch

Father's Day Rail & Sail

Burlington to Middlebury Excursions
Mother's Day Brunch

​​Burlington to Middlebury - 3.5 hour round trip - no layover
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Enjoy breakfast with a view from Burlington to Middlebury in celebration of our Mommas! This all inclusive train ride comes with a round trip ticket, soft beverages, pastries and your main course meal on board. Mimosas and other adult beverages will be available at our on board bar for a little extra spoiling! 


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Memorial Day Weekend 

​​Burlington to Middlebury - 3 hour round trip - 3 hour layover
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Enjoy a scenic train ride from Burlington to Middlebury with a three-hour layover in the historic town of Middlebury to shop and enjoy lunch this Memorial Day Weekend. In honor of our fallen hero's, active service members and veterans are welcome to ride our train for FREE on this day with a valid ID. 
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Father's Day Train Ride​ 



Surprise Dad with a special day on the rails. We will take you on a scenic adventure from Burlington to Middlebury. In Middlebury you will be able to spend three hours enjoying the many shops, restaurants and galleries that the town has to offer before heading back to Burlington. May this Father's day be a special one that he will cherish forever.

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​​Burlington to Middlebury - 3 hour round trip - 3 hour layover
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Summer Saturdays to Middlebury

​​Burlington to Middlebury - 3 hour round trip - 7 hour layover
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Take the train and spend the day in Middlebury exploring museums, breweries, shops and restaurants! We offer this trip on two Saturdays during the summer to encourage people to get out and explore the beautiful town of Middlebury! See what is happening and get more information from the link below!  
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Special Events


Burlington to Shelburne - 45 minute round trip - no layover






Can there be a better way to celebrate Burlington's Kids Day than with a train ride?! Join us for Burlington's Annual Kid's Day Festival. Take a break from the activies and entertainment at Waterfront Park to hop on our 45 Minute round trip train ride from Burlington to Shelburne.



Kid's Day! Train Rides

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3 trips into Burlington for the Independence Day Fireworks
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Independence Day Flyer




Avoid the congestion, parking and chaos in Burlington and take the train instead! Ride with us to the 2017 Independence Day Fireworks at the Burlington Waterfront. Enjoy FREE parking and your choice of three train ride times into Burlington for this annual celebration. 

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Old Home Days Fireworks Train




Avoid the traffic and congestion in Bellows Falls and ride with us! Take the train from Chester to the annual Rockingham Old Home Days fireworks show. Enjoy free parking at the station. 
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Chester - Bellows Falls - round-trip commuter for the Old Home Days
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Middlebury to Burlington


Middlebury to Burlington - 3 hour round trip - 3 hour layover​​
Spirit of Ethan Allen Rail and Sail



Take a train ride from Middlebury to Burlington to enjoy a buffet style lunch on the Spirit of Ethan Allen on Lake Champlain. This all-inclusive package includes your round trip ticket from Middlebury to Burlington as well as your ticket and meal on the Spirit of Ethan Allen "Lunch on the Lake"
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Summer Saturdays to Burlington



Take the train and spend the day in Burlington exploring shops and restaurants on Church Street, Breweries and Waterfront Park. We offer this trip on two Saturdays during the summer to encourage people to get out and explore the beautiful City of Burlington! See what is happening and get more information from the link below!  

​​Middlebury to Burlington - 3 hour round trip - 3 hour layover
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