Passenger Rail Service

June 29, 2022 Update: The Ethan Allen Express schedule beginning on July 29 is available below. AOT is also announcing a 50% off promotion for summer travel on the Ethan Allen Express (travel dates July 29-September 5) and $1 fares between Vermont stations on the Ethan Allen Express on July 29th. Stay tuned for details when the ticket sale date is announced soon.

Ethan Allen Express - Schedule

The newly extended Ethan Allen Express service southbound will depart Burlington daily at 10:10 a.m. and arrive at Penn Station in NYC at 5:45 p.m. The Ethan Allen Express northbound will depart Penn Station at 2:21 p.m. daily with arrival in Burlington at 9:55 p.m.

More details about the opening event, ticket sales, and promotional fares will be coming soon. View the full press release

 

June 16, 2022 Update: AOT has announced that the Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train will begin the highly anticipated expanded passenger rail service to Burlington, Vergennes, and Middlebury on July 29, 2022.

The newly extended Ethan Allen Express service southbound will depart Burlington daily at 10:10 a.m. and arrive at Penn Station in NYC at 5:45 p.m. The Ethan Allen Express northbound will depart Penn Station at 2:21 p.m. daily with arrival in Burlington at 9:55 p.m.
More details about the opening event, ticket sales, and promotional fares will be coming soon. View the full press release.

For our current promotional fares, including our $18 maximum fare for travel one-way in Vermont, see Here.

Amtrak

The Vermonter

Amtrak’s Vermonter originates in Washington, DC and operates on the Northeast Corridor up to New Haven, Connecticut where it heads north on the Springfield line to Springfield, Massachusetts. North of that point begins the Vermont state supported service that stops at Amherst, Massachusetts, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls Vermont, Claremont New Hampshire, Windsor, White River Junction, Randolph, Montpelier, Waterbury, Essex Junction, and terminating in St. Albans, Vermont. Tickets are available for purchase here.

VERMONTER SCHEDULE

Ethan Allen Express

Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express originates in Penn Station, New York City and terminates in Rutland, Vermont. The State supported portion of the route begins at the Albany/Rensselaer station and includes stops at Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and Fort Edward, New York and Castleton, and finally Rutland, Vermont. For more Vermont attractions along the Western Corridor see https://www.newyorkbyrail.com/vt/. Tickets are available for purchase here.

ETHAN ALLEN EXPRESS SCHEDULE

Tourist Trains

Green Mountain Railroad offers seasonal tourist passenger trains out of Burlington and Chester, Vermont. See their website for more information.

CONTACT

Toni H. Clithero
AMTRAK Grants Program Manager
Phone: (802) 595-6743
Email: Toni.H.Clithero@vermont.gov