"Lake Champlain Transportation Co. Ferry Service" Vermont Transportation Tip by cruisingbug
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Lake Champlain separates Vermont from New York State for miles and miles with no bridges. The only alternative to driving up or down and then crossing is to take the ferry. Three ferries run between the two states: Grand Isle, VT to Plattsburgh, NY; Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY; and Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY. The major highway on the Vermont side takes you to Burlington, but the crossing there is considered the "scenic line" and takes an hour. A one-way passage is $14.75 plus $4 for each adult passenger. If you drive south from I-89 down route 7, though, you can catch the southern crossing at Charlotte, which costs only $8.25 and takes 20 minutes. For those who'd rather cross on the north side, take the bridge to Grand Isle and then the 12 minute ferry ride for $8.25.
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