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About Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

The Ethan Allen Express is a regional train part of Amtrak's nationwide rail network. Starting service in 1996, the Amtrak Ethan Allen Express was the first passenger rail line to Rutland, Vermont since 1953 when Rutland Railroad ended its long-standing service. The Ethan Allen Express has been popular with vacationers since its opening because it offers stops near the ski town of Killington. This line is named after Ethan Allen, an American Revolutionary War hero and Vermont founding figure.

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express operates along 241 miles of railroad between New York City and Rutland, Vermont. The line is designated as a higher-speed train, which means it travels faster than conventional locomotives, though not fast enough to be dubbed "high-speed" rail. The Ethan Allen Express makes ten intermediate stops between NYC and Rutland, including Albany-Rensselaer and Schenectady.

Traveling through the Hudson River Valley, Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express offers passengers miles of scenic countryside, wilderness, and beautiful foliage. This line provides endless opportunities to explore, with many of New York and Vermont's main attractions lying just off the route. From downtown Manhattan, travel on the train to discover the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, the Saratoga Race Course, and the Killington Ski area to dive further into what these states have to offer.

Although there is only one Ethan Allen Express train per day in each direction, each train will provide you with all the amenities needed for a relaxing and enjoyable trip. With onboard WiFi and cafe services, you'll never run out of entertainment or food, and individual power outlets at your seat keep you connected. Each train offers coach and business class seating options, and upgrading to business class includes onboard amenities plus a more flexible ticket cancellation policy.

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Contact Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

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

Online support: Amtrak Ethan Allen Express website

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Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
ToiletToilet
Extra legroomExtra legroom
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Power pointPower point
SnacksSnacks
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Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train coverage

Daily Trips85
stations15
cities15
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 59 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 66 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 74 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 80 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 84 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 83 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 84 reviews

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

(Based on 91 reviews)

4.7
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.5

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.5

Value

3.8

Condition

4.6

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express passenger reviews

5.0

Steve

7 January 2023- Couples trip

New York to Burlington

Pros: Really enjoy the return trip that we upgraded to business class. Cons: Washroom was a mess for the second half of the 7h trip.

Pros: Really enjoy the return trip that we upgraded to business class. Cons: Washroom was a mess for the second half of the 7h trip.

5.0

sofronio jr

7 January 2023- Visiting friends

Rutland to New York

Pros: very smooth trip, wonderful❤️. Cons: uhmm if possible rolling store insude the train so no need to go in the canteen. Tips: try amtrak instead using your own car, you can save more money.

Pros: very smooth trip, wonderful❤️. Cons: uhmm if possible rolling store insude the train so no need to go in the canteen. Tips: try amtrak instead using your own car, you can save more money.

4.0

Jessica

30 December 2022- Visiting friends

Burlington to New York

Pros: Good communication of the delay, good attempt to get things moving under adverse conditions, power and wifi mostly worked on the whole trip. Cons: Making sure the train works.

Pros: Good communication of the delay, good attempt to get things moving under adverse conditions, power and wifi mostly worked on the whole trip. Cons: Making sure the train works.

2.0

Mary R

24 December 2022- Visiting family

New York to Saratoga Springs

Pros: I did not have to drive on a holiday weekend. Cons: Hire more staff, give them proper sick leave and quit catering to CEO’s and rich investors. Be good citizens. Just saying….

Pros: I did not have to drive on a holiday weekend. Cons: Hire more staff, give them proper sick leave and quit catering to CEO’s and rich investors. Be good citizens. Just saying….

5.0

dawn

16 December 2022- Vacation

Burlington to New York

Pros: Very relaxing, comfortable trip to NYC. I enjoyed the scenery and the ease of travel. Tips: Bring food.

Pros: Very relaxing, comfortable trip to NYC. I enjoyed the scenery and the ease of travel. Tips: Bring food.

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Routes & Network

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express’s train network features 181 train routes that connect 15 cities serving 15 stations. On average, Amtrak Ethan Allen Express performs about 85 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Ethan Allen Express offers the highest number of daily train service include Rutland and New York.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
New York223:10 pm10:12 pm
Rensselaer183:10 pm9:21 pm
Saratoga Springs93:10 pm10:28 pm
Hudson183:10 pm9:00 pm
Poughkeepsie143:10 pm8:54 pm
Rutland83:10 pm10:56 pm
Burlington67:19 pm2:10 am
Rhinebeck123:10 pm8:44 pm
Schenectady93:10 pm10:04 pm

Most popular Amtrak Ethan Allen Express routes

The train from Rutland to New York is Amtrak Ethan Allen Express’s most popular route. Trips from Rensselaer to New York and Saratoga Springs to New York are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Ethan Allen Express routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Rutland to New York15h 26m£59
Rensselaer to New York12h 35m£29
Saratoga Springs to New York13h 49m£48
New York to Hudson12h 0m£25
Poughkeepsie to New York11h 35m£18
Burlington to New York17h 36m£61
New York to Rhinebeck11h 39m£19
Schenectady to New York13h 13m£29
Fort Edward to New York14h 11m£48

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Ethan Allen Express trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Ethan Allen Express offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express 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 points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Ethan Allen Express has 85 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 Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there toilets on Amtrak Ethan Allen Express trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Ethan Allen Express 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 drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express ticket?

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express 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 Ethan Allen Express 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.

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