Getting Here, Parking, and Transportation
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
ParkingThere 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 ChargingThere 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!