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Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Route Guide

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The Amtrak Ethan Allen Express will take you from New York City to Rutland, Vermont via Albany. If you love the outdoors and are looking for an adventure, this train will take you there. You’ll pass through the scenic Hudson River Valley while taking in the gorgeous views along the way.

The Ethan Allen Express will take you from New York City to Rutland, Vermont via Yonkers, Croton-Harmon, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Hudson, Albany-Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Fort Edwards-Glen Falls and Castleton.

Train Info

WifiYes
Observation Car No
Dining CarNo
CafeYes
Distance241 Miles
Time6 Hours

Ticket Options

On the Ethan Allen Express you can purchase tickets in these categories:

  • Coach
  • Business

Scenic Views

The Ethan Allen Express is a great route between New York City and Rutland, Vermont via Albany. This train will take you through the Hudson River Valley giving you access to some great ski resort and lots of great outdoor recreation opportunities. You’ll enjoy scenic vistas and charming New England villages and cities.

New York City

Major Stations

The major and notable stations on the Amtrak Ethan Allen Express are New York City, Yonkers, Croton-Harmon, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Hudson, Albany-Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Fort Edwards-Glen Falls, Castleton and Rutland.

States Visited

The Amtrak Ethan Allen Express travels into a couple states as you start out in New York for most of your journey until you cross into Vermont.

Station Reviews

The Ethan Allen Express has terminus stations of New York on one end and Rutland, Vermont via Albany on the other. Penn Station is a site to behold. You’ll want to arrive early to navigate this massive building and take some time to look around as you make your way to Moynihan Train Hall. There are full services offered at this station as well as many restaurants. James M Jeffords Station in Vermont does not have as much to offer but it is a staffed station.

Only Penn Station in New York City offers free checked baggage, up to 2 bags per person of 50lbs.

Amtrak Baggage Allowance
Moynihan Train Hall – New York City

You will board your Amtrak train in Moynihan Trail Hall in New York. It’s a gorgeous hall with 92 ft high skylights and modern amenities. It is a world class station. You will find restaurants as well as convenience stores.

There are lots of options for hotels near this station. The closest option is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Penn Station.

James M Jeffords Station

James M Jeffords Station is a small station with a shelter and is staffed. It is located near the former Rutland Railroad yard on the western edge of downtown. This station opened in 1999. It was named to celebrate Rutland native, Jim Jeffords. There are few services available at this station so arrive prepared. There is no baggage check at this station.

The Comfort Inn Trolley Square is and adequate place to stay near the station, but you’ll need to get a cab or drive there.

Trip Planning

The Ethan Allen Express can be paired with several other trains for a longer vacation. You can jump on any train leaving New York City, of which some of our favorites are the Lake Shore Limited and the Cardinal.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for Amtrak can be booked at Amtrak.com or using their app on your phone. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Allie Marmion
Allie is married to Rob and has been traveling with him across the world for the last two years. She is an accomplished personal trainer, speaker and author.