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Amtrak Maple Leaf Route Guide

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The Amtrak Maple Leaf will take you from Toronto, Canada to New York City. This beautiful journey is one of the few routes that will take you from Canada to the United States. Be sure to bring the appropriate paperwork to pass border control. Many take this train to visit the famed Niagara Falls, which is one of the station stops.

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

This train travels from Toronto to New York City via Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

Train Info

WifiYes
Observation Car No
Dining CarNo
CafeYes
Distance544 Miles
Time12.5 Hours

Ticket Options

On the Maple Leaf you can purchase tickets in this category (sample summer fares for 2 people):

  • Coach ($136)
  • Business ($204)

Scenic Views

The Maple Leaf will take you from the Toronto, Canada to the Big Apple. You will get to ride through the Hudson River Valley and enjoy stunning views along the way. In the United States you can hop off at Niagara Falls and enjoy some time at one of the most iconic falls in the US and Canada.

New York City
New York City

Major Stations

The major and notable stations on the Amtrak Maple Leaf are New York City, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada.

States Visited

On the Amtrak Maple Leaf you will travel only in New York after crossing the border from Canada.

Station Reviews

The Maple Leaf has terminus stations of New York City on one end and Toronto, Canada on the other. Moynihan Train Hall is a tourist attraction as well as very busy inter modal station. You will want to arrive a bit early to tour the station. It boasts a lovely Metropolitan Lounge as well as many restaurants and shops. Toronto Union Station is a major railway hub and inter modal center. There are some services available to passengers.

Penn Station – Moynihan Train Hall

You will board your Amtrak train in Moynihan Train 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.

Toronto Union Station

Toronto Union Station is one of the busiest public transportation structures of any kind in Canada, including air travel. It sees more than 6 million passengers annually with an average of 200,000 passengers a day. There are plenty of services available at this station and there is a first class lounge, but is only for VIA customers.

Trip Planning

From New York City your options are almost limitless. You could take the Acela To Washington DC or get on the Lake Shore Limited or Cardinal over to Chicago. If you want to head down south you could ride the Silver Star to Florida or the Crescent to Atlanta and New Orleans.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for Amtrak can be booked at Amtrak.com or by 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.