Passenger Rail Service

September 1, 2022 Update: With the Ethan Allen Express adding three new stations it is important to note that VTrans provides discounted travel within Vermont with fares no more than $17 between most Ethan Allen Express stations. The Vermonter boasts fares no more than $18 each way between all Vermont stations. No code required.

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Amtrak, in conjunction with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT), is now selling Ethan Allen Express tickets for daily travel between Burlington and New York City including new stops in Vergennes-Ferrisburgh and Middlebury, via Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and through 1-800-USA-RAIL.

 

 

View of the new signage and seats at Union Station in Burlington

Ethan Allen Express - Schedule & Service map

 

An aerial view of the new passenger rail platform at the Burlington Waterfront

An aerial view of the newly constructed passenger rail platform at the Burlington Waterfront

 

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.

Amtrak's Vermonter Saver Fare allows you to travel within Vermont for a maximum of $18 one-way. No code necessary.

VERMONTER SCHEDULE

An image of the Amtrak Vermonter headed south as it departs St. Albans, VT

The Amtrak Vermonter headed south as it departs St. Albans, VT.

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, Rutland, Middlebury, Ferrisburgh-Vergennes, and Burlington, Vermont. For more Vermont attractions along the Western Corridor see https://www.newyorkbyrail.com/vt/. Tickets are available for purchase here. that VTrans provides discounted travel within Vermont with fares no more than $17 between most Ethan Allen Express stations.

The fares from Burlington and Ferrisburgh-Vergennes to Castleton are still a great deal at $23 and $21, respectively. Visit Amtrak.com for more details.

ETHAN ALLEN EXPRESS SCHEDULE

An image of the newly constructed Amtrak platform in downtown Middlebury

The newly constructed train platform in Downtown Middlebury

An aerial photo of the new Amtrak platform and restored depot station Vergennes at the Ferrisburgh Park and Ride off of VT Route 22A near Route 7

An aerial photo of the new Amtrak platform and restored depot station in Vergennes at the Ferrisburgh Park and Ride off of VT Route 22A near Route 7

 

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

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