Ethan Allen Express

  • Rutland
  • Albany
  • New York
5 hours 30 minutes Train Numbers
290, 291, 292, 293, 296
Frequency: Daily

Daily Service between New York City and Rutland, Vermont, by way of Albany. From all the outdoor adventures of upstate New York and Vermont, to miles of wilderness, the Ethan Allen Express takes you to the scenic Hudson River Valley, spring skiing, summer wildflowers and fabulous fall foliage. In the winter, take an easy Thruway bus connection to Okemo.

Walkable Downtowns

Once you step off the train, there's easy access to Vermont's downtown hotels, B&B's and inns. There's no need for shuttles or layovers upon arrival. Vermont's downtowns are home to unique local businesses, locavore restaurants, historic architecture, as well as rich cultural and social activities.

Arrive on Time

There's no worries about road construction, traffic or weather delays when you're leisurely enjoying the views of the Hudson River Valley and Vermont's farms, villages and Green Mountains. The Ethan Allen Express connects you to year-round outdoor adventures. Go ahead, skip the cab ride and go for the train.

Enjoy the Journey

Ride in comfort and take in the scenery and amenities. Whether you're from Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York or anywhere along the way, the scenic route is by train. For your convenience, light fare, snacks and beverages are available in the Café Car. For added comfort, reserve a Business Class seat and enjoy a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, leather seating with footrests and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.

Swap the skyscrapers and five-star accommodations of Manhattan for their counterparts in Rutland, Vermont, where colonial church steeples touch the clouds and cozy B&Bs invite you to stop and stay awhile. The Ethan Allen Express can get you from Gotham to the Green Mountains in less than six hours, where you can sink your teeth into skiing, hiking and pancakes dripping with real maple syrup.

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” — Pat Conroy

Features & Amenities

Amenities vary by train.

Accommodations vary by train.

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines

Amtrak Thruway Service offers convenient connecting transportation to the Killington resort area from the Ethan Allen Express. Amtrak takes care of booking and ticketing — just choose Killington, VT as your destination. The shuttle will transport your ski equipment so you can enjoy your entire trip car free and see more and do more on your trip.