Rutland is a city of about 18,000 people in Vermont. It is the second largest city in the state. It is a good starting point for exploring the Green Mountains, and is very close to several major ski areas. The town has over one hundred houses on the National Register of Historic Places.
Route 4 runs East-West through town and Route 7 runs North-South. Business Route 4 runs along the southern edge of the downtown. Generally, it is a 4 hour drive from New York City, a 3 hour drive from Boston and a 4 hour drive from Montreal.
There is a Greyhound bus terminal at 102 West St, downtown. Correction: Greyhound no longer serves Rutland, Vermont. It has been replaced by Translines, a division of Premier, a Vermont-based motorcoach company. The terminal is named Marble Valley Transit Center and includes upper-level parking and a tiny waiting room. The Bus, a local shuttle bus that reaches out to Killington Mountain and also has a commuter route to Brandon, is also based in this terminal.
The Amtrak station is at 25 Evelyn Place, also downtown, and is served by the Ethan Allen Express, a daily service to and from New York City.
Cape Air runs a few flights daily from Boston Logan aboard their Cessna propeller-driven airplanes to Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) near Rutland. This is a very small airport somewhat distant from town, so be sure to arrange transportation ahead of time. It's about 2 hours by car to Burlington.
Downtown Rutland is easily walkable, but to go anywhere else you'll either need a car or take public transit. There is a local bus service called The Bus . The Bus also runs to Killington for $2.