February 22, 2023: Travel + Leisure Magazine has a great feature on the Amtrak Vermonter. Read all about the train and its journey from Washington D.C. to St. Albans, VT:
This Train Travels Through 9 States – From Washington, D.C. to a Tiny Town Near the Canadian Border
November 15, 2022 Update: - An informative review of the trip from NYC to Burlington on the newly expanded Ethan Allen Express:
Read the review online at TimeOut.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
Green Mountain Railroad offers seasonal tourist passenger trains out of Burlington and Chester, Vermont. See their website for more information.
Toni H. Clithero
AMTRAK Grants Program Manager
Phone: (802) 595-6743