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About Amtrak Maple Leaf

Named after the iconic symbol of Canada, the Amtrak Maple Leaf is an international rail line that connects New York City and Toronto. Amtrak and VIA Rail jointly operate the line, and it has been in operation since 1981. A trip from New York City to Toronto takes over 12 hours, but that includes plenty of time for customs and immigration inspection at the border.

The Amtrak Maple Leaf line is a popular transportation method for international commuters since it is a convenient and stress-free way to travel from New York State into Ontario. The Maple Leaf stops at popular destinations along the way, including the world-famous Niagara Falls. In total, the train line serves 17 cities.

Each Maple Leaf train features onboard WiFi and food available for purchase in the cafe car. Passengers can choose between a Coach Class or Business Class seat, the latter of which includes additional legroom and complimentary beverages. You can also take pets or a bicycle on the Maple Leaf, with some restrictions.

The Amtrak Maple Leaf has been an official Wanderu partner since 2015, which makes it easy to compare tickets on the Maple Leaf with all other available bus and train tickets. You can always find the cheapest Amtrak Maple Leaf tickets on Wanderu, with no additional fees.

Contact Amtrak Maple Leaf

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Online support: Amtrak Maple Leaf website

Amtrak Maple Leaf Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

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Amtrak Maple Leaf train coverage

Daily Trips187
stations21
cities17
countries2

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Maple Leaf

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Maple Leaf had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 120 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 122 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 143 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 150 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 157 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 158 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 159 reviews

Amtrak Maple Leaf reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Maple Leaf

(Based on 176 reviews)

4.7
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.6

Timeliness

4.7

Staff

4.5

Value

3.9

Condition

4.6

Amtrak Maple Leaf passenger reviews

4.0

Myrna

December 22, 2022- Visiting family

Syracuse to Buffalo

Pros: Easy, price, convenient. Cons: Better for handicapped and older people. Steps were difficult. Tips: Be prepared to carry luggage up a ramp and on to train. Needed help.

Pros: Easy, price, convenient. Cons: Better for handicapped and older people. Steps were difficult. Tips: Be prepared to carry luggage up a ramp and on to train. Needed help.

5.0

walker

December 14, 2022- Couples trip

Buffalo to New York

Pros: we loved being able to move around and walk between cars to get to the food in the back. Cons: maybe cleaner bathrooms?

Pros: we loved being able to move around and walk between cars to get to the food in the back. Cons: maybe cleaner bathrooms?

5.0

Kulsuma

November 29, 2022- Visiting family

Buffalo to New York

Pros: I like it. Very comfortable and good price clean too. Cons: Y. Tips: No.

Pros: I like it. Very comfortable and good price clean too. Cons: Y. Tips: No.

5.0

Arvinder

November 1, 2022- Vacation

Niagara Falls to New York

Pros: The seats were very comfortable, almost like a bed ! Cent percent clean ! Well stocked cafeteria! It was joy riding it ! Very very relaxing! Cons: I think it will be better if you can Mae it more economical! Tips: It is good if you are looking for comfort and rel...

Pros: The seats were very comfortable, almost like a bed ! Cent percent clean ! Well stocked cafeteria! It was joy riding it ! Very very relaxing! Cons: I think it will be better if you can Mae it more economical! Tips: It is good if you are looking for comfort and relaxation !

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5.0

Faruque

October 18, 2022- Visiting family

Buffalo to New York

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Amtrak Maple Leaf Routes & Network

Amtrak Maple Leaf’s train network features 289 train routes that connect 17 cities serving 21 stations. On average, Amtrak Maple Leaf performs about 187 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Maple Leaf offers the highest number of daily train service include Utica and New York.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Maple Leaf

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
New York191:20 pm2:16 am
Buffalo1412:15 pm7:10 pm
Syracuse1412:15 pm7:01 pm
Rochester1512:15 pm6:07 pm
Rensselaer1612:15 pm11:03 pm
Niagara Falls1212:15 pm8:29 pm
Utica1312:15 pm9:00 pm
Poughkeepsie1312:15 pm12:59 am
Niagara Falls13:52 pm3:52 pm

Most popular Amtrak Maple Leaf routes

The train from Utica to New York is Amtrak Maple Leaf’s most popular route. Trips from Buffalo to Syracuse and Rochester to Syracuse are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Maple Leaf routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Utica to New York15h 38m$71
Buffalo to Syracuse12h 25m$41
Rochester to Syracuse11h 17m$25
Syracuse to New York16h 37m$71
Rochester to New York17h 54m$71
Rensselaer to New York12h 40m$48
Niagara Falls to New York19h 38m$91
Buffalo to New York19h 2m$91
Syracuse to Rensselaer13h 13m$33

Amtrak Maple Leaf Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Maple Leaf tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Maple Leaf ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Maple Leaf Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Maple Leaf trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Maple Leaf offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Maple Leaf will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Maple Leaf WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Maple Leaf trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Maple Leaf might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Maple Leaf's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Maple Leaf has 187 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Maple Leaf does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Maple Leaf requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Amtrak Maple Leaf’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Maple Leaf’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Maple Leaf trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Maple Leaf trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Amtrak Maple Leaf provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Maple Leaf ticket?

Amtrak Maple Leaf does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Maple Leaf offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Maple Leaf goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Maple Leaf offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Maple Leaf tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 187 Amtrak Maple Leaf trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Maple Leaf tickets start at just $14.66. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Maple Leaf tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Maple Leaf tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Maple Leaf prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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