The car rental may be better depending on where you are going/staying, how much you would like to see and how long you are staying? Amtraks Vermonter goes through Conn., Mass. and Vermont, it's gives you some nice views in Vt, but is limited. If it's a train trip you want and will be staying close to one of the stops, give it a try.
Train = schedule
Car = no schedule.
just depends on how much you like trains.
You can take Amtrak to Albany, NY. It's a fairly pretty ride, much of it right along the Hudson with various points of interest like a castle-like ruin in the water, West Point and others. Once at the Albany train station, you could take a taxi to the airport (15 minutes or so) and pick up a rental car there. The airport is one hour from Bennington.
However, this will be much more costly than just renting a car, if that is a concern. And it adds time to your trip if you are going to northern VT.
Another option is to fly from NY to Burlington, if that is your final destination in VT.Edited: 11 March 2013, 05:08
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