Getting Here, Parking, and Transportation

GMTA bus

Getting Here


Downtown Montpelier is located an quick 40-minute drive from Burlington International Airport and an easy, scenic drive from many major cities. 

  • New York City: 5 hours
  • Montreal: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Boston: 3 hours 
  • Hartford, CT: 3 hours
  • Albany, NY: 3 hours, 15 minutes 
  • Portland, ME: 3 hours, 45 minutes
  • Providence, RI: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Quebec City: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Parking

There is on-street metered parking within the Capitol District. Paid parking is also available throughout Downtown Montpelier. When the Legislature is in session (January to May) parking spaces near the State House tend to fill up early in the day. 

ParkMobile allows people to easily find and pay for parking on their mobile device. This offers residents and visitors alike the ability to use the app to pay for parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. ParkMobile can be used to schedule, start, extend and complete parking fee transactions remotely. Users can look for a spot in real time or reserve a space ahead of time. This option is a convenient, contactless way to find and pay for parking within the City. Please visit https://parkmobile.io/ to learn more.

Electric Vehicle Charging

There are several convenient electric vehicle chargers located in and near downtown. Click here for a map of charging locations. 

On-Demand Public Transit


MyRide by GMT is a new flexible-schedule, flexible-route service in Montpelier. Operated by Green Mountain Transit, MyRide features technology-enabled vehicles that provide curb-to-curb service, taking you when and where you need to go. 
MyRide is an on-demand travel concept that takes multiple passengers heading in the same direction and books them into a shared vehicle.

To schedule a ride you can use the MyRide by GMT app or can phone the GMT Call Center at (802) 223-7287. You will simply give your current location and destination and the app or Call Center will match you with a vehicle going your way. A MyRide vehicle will pick you up at your location, or the nearest safe location as indicated, and drop you off at your destination.

You'll experience journey times that are comparable to a taxi and much more convenient than other modes of travel. MyRide makes public transportation easier than ever before! Your ride, your way!

MyRide operates Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and rides are currently free within Montpelier! 


Amtrak

299 Junction Road, Montpelier, VT 05602    
800-872-7245
www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=MPR
Train station to points north and south

Capital Car Service

802-505-0316
capitalcabvt@gmail.com
Clean, comfortable vehicles and competitive pricing with a commitment to customer service. Locally-owned and operated. Tell Tim you heard it from Montpelier Alive!

Greyhound Bus

800-231-2222
http://locations.greyhound.com/bus-stations/us/vermont/montpelier/bus-station-30327
Bus service to Montreal and Boston from Downtown Montpelier.  

Green Cab VT

802-864-2424
Dispatch@greencabvt.com
http://greencabvt.com/#/booking/
Green Cab VT is an environmentally conscious transportation company. Their fleet consists of alternative fuel vehicles and hybrids, with professional drivers.

Green Mountain Transit 

802-864-2282
https://ridegmt.com/
Green Mountain Transit provides public transportation services in Washington County, Lamoille County, Franklin County, Grand IsleCounty, the Mad River Valley and the towns of Washington, Orange and Williamstown.