Ethan Allen Express

  • Burlington
  • Rutland
  • Albany
  • New York
7 hours 34 minutes Daily Departure

Daily Service between New York City and Burlington, Vermont, by way of Albany. Indulge in outdoor adventures that include spring wildflowers, summer sails on Lake Champlain, fall foliage and winter skiing. Enjoy the view as the Ethan Allen Express takes you through the scenic Hudson River Valley.

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 Cafe 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. Some trains may feature forward and backward-facing seating, preferred seat orientation is not guaranteed.

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