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About Amtrak Vermonter

The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City, with stops in a total of 29 cities. The train line provides easy access to several towns across Vermont where visitors can go skiing or snowboarding at world-famous winter resorts like Killington and Sugarbush, or simply enjoy the fresh air and unique nature of the Green Mountain National Forest.

The Vermonter has been in operation since 1995 when it replaced Amtrak’s Montrealer line. On average, the service carries about 100,000 passengers per year. Depending on your departure city and destination, the price of a one-way train ticket for Amtrak’s Vermonter line can vary from £1.62 to £168.02.

Vermonter trains pass through several towns in western Massachusetts, as well as major cities like Philadelphia and Baltimore. On average, the full train journey from northern Vermont to the nation's capital takes a little under 13 hours, and is renowned for the unique scenic views that the train presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. In New York or D.C., you can transfer onto several other Amtrak lines that travel inland or further down the East Coast, including the Capitol Limited, the Pennsylvanian, or the Cardinal.

Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. In each car, there are also several four-seat areas with tables in the middle where you can face and interact with other travelers. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café.

Amtrak has been an official Wanderu partner since 2015. Thanks to that, you can find and compare all Vermonter train schedules, and book cheap train tickets with ease on Wanderu. As always, there are no additional fees for booking your train trip on Wanderu. We just make it faster and more convenient.

Contact Amtrak Vermonter

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

Online support: Amtrak Vermonter website

* #3 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Mid-Atlantic   
 * #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in New England
  • #3 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Mid-Atlantic
    • #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in New England

Amtrak Vermonter Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
ToiletToilet
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power pointPower point
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

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Amtrak Vermonter train coverage

Daily Trips408
stations30
cities29
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Vermonter

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 181 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 216 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 253 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 258 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 271 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 273 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 274 reviews

Amtrak Vermonter reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Vermonter

(Based on 306 reviews)

4.6
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.5

Timeliness

4.7

Staff

4.4

Value

3.8

Condition

4.5

Amtrak Vermonter passenger reviews

5.0

Raymond

10 January 2023- Visiting family

Hartford to New York

Cons: Staff should be More friendly and professional. Tips: Travel vel with is safe n comfortable.

Cons: Staff should be More friendly and professional. Tips: Travel vel with is safe n comfortable.

5.0

Michelle

30 December 2022- Vacation

Baltimore to New York

WiFi and electrical outlets.

WiFi and electrical outlets.

5.0

Ellen

28 December 2022- Couples trip

Baltimore to New York

Pros: Everything. Cons: It was great. Tips: No.

Pros: Everything. Cons: It was great. Tips: No.

5.0

Roberta

14 December 2022- Vacation

New York to Washington

Pros: Very pleasant and comfortable ride. Easy access to outlets. Would definitely use again! Cons: Cannot think of anything.

Pros: Very pleasant and comfortable ride. Easy access to outlets. Would definitely use again! Cons: Cannot think of anything.

5.0

Shila

8 December 2022- Visiting friends

Philadelphia to Washington

Pros: the speed. Cons: the opening hours of the luggage desk. Tips: don't give your luggage away.

Pros: the speed. Cons: the opening hours of the luggage desk. Tips: don't give your luggage away.

Amtrak Vermonter Routes & Network

Amtrak Vermonter’s train network features 746 train routes that connect 29 cities serving 30 stations. On average, Amtrak Vermonter performs about 408 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Vermonter offers the highest number of daily train service include Springfield and New York.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Vermonter

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
New York3312:30 pm10:28 pm
Washington332:15 pm3:08 am
Philadelphia2812:30 pm12:57 am
Hartford1812:30 pm8:16 pm
Baltimore2012:30 pm2:41 am
New Haven1812:30 pm8:53 pm
Northampton912:30 pm8:41 pm
Springfield1412:30 pm7:22 pm
Essex812:30 pm11:18 pm

Most popular Amtrak Vermonter routes

The train from Springfield to New York is Amtrak Vermonter’s most popular route. Trips from New York to Philadelphia and Washington to Baltimore are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Vermonter routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Springfield to New York23h 33m£14
New York to Philadelphia11h 22m£15
Washington to Baltimore20h 31m£5
New Haven to New York11h 47m£14
Philadelphia to Washington11h 57m£15
Hartford to New York22h 56m£14
Baltimore to New York22h 38m£23
Washington to New York13h 12m£25
Northampton to New York24h 22m£45

Amtrak Vermonter Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Vermonter 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Vermonter trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Vermonter offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Vermonter 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Vermonter has 408 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there toilets on Amtrak Vermonter trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Vermonter 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter ticket?

Amtrak Vermonter 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 Vermonter offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Vermonter 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 Vermonter 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 Vermonter tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 408 Amtrak Vermonter trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Vermonter tickets start at just £1.62. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Vermonter tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Vermonter tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Vermonter 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.

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