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#1 Guest_Roger Cole_*

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:36 PM

I am considering a trip on the Vermonter from Wilmington, DE to Vermont next summer.  Since arrival would be mid to late evening, which stations from Essex Jct and farther north would have nearby motel accommodations and rental car agencies?  Since most rental car agencies would be closed when we arrive, we'd have to get a cab to a nearby motel and get the car the next day.  Are there any Enterprise agencies near one of those stations.  As I remember, they'll come and pick you up.  The specific stations are Essex Jct, Waterbury & Montpelier  Are there usually cabs waiting when this train arrives?

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:09 PM

I went the other direction (south) on the Vermonter in June and took an Uber from my hotel in Burlington to the train station in Essex Junction.  Twenty years ago, I took a cab from Burlington to Essex Junction.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:17 PM

Essex Junction is the stop for Burlington.
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:18 PM

You could take a cab to the Burlington VT airport and rent a car there. The large firms are generally open until midnight.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

Essex jct. is the only stop of those three that regularly has a cab meeting the train. Don't know how close motels are tho....Waterbury has a nice B&B within walking distance of train station (less than a block) not sure about car rental....

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