Lake Shore Limited

  • New York/Boston
  • Albany
  • Chicago
19 hours Train Numbers
48, 49, 448, 449
Frequency: Daily

Daily Service between Chicago and New York City, through South Bend, Cleveland and Buffalo, along Some of the Prettiest Shorelines of the USA. You'll travel along the south shore of Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal, following a famous Native American Highway. In New York State, you'll pass through the Finger Lakes region to Albany, capital of the Empire State.

From there, travel through the Berkshires and stop in Pittsfield, where you can tour the house where Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick. Or, visit the Berkshire Museum. In Boston, make connections to Providence and Mystic Seaport on our Regional service.

Onboard, make the most of our luxurious Viewliner accommodations. Stretch out in your comfortable seat or relax in your Viewliner Sleeper.

Business Class on the Lake Shore Limited

Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business class on the Lake Shore Limited (available Boston - Albany - Chicago only) and you'll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, seating in a dedicated car, leather seating with extra legroom and footrests, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge in Chicago.

Discover Great Lakes and Finger Lakes, rivers and mountains, big cities and college towns. Explore history and industry, lighthouses and the locks of the iconic Erie Canal. Glide past New England steeples and beneath the spires of modern-day skyscrapers. Celebrate the rich culture and contributions of the great Iroquois Nation and sip on the region’s award-winning chardonnays and cabernets.

“Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before.” — Richard Aldington

Features & Amenities

Amenities 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