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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.

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express has been an official Wanderu partner since 2015, so you can be sure you're getting the absolute best price on your train tickets by searching on Wanderu. Simply search for your route and dates, and you can compare all of the available options in one place.

Contact Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

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

Online support: Amtrak Ethan Allen Express website

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#1 Best Train Line in the United States
#1 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Mid-Atlantic

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
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Power outletPower outlet


Amtrak Ethan Allen Express train coverage

Daily Trips49

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 84 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 99 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 106 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 120 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 121 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 121 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 123 reviews

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

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Amtrak Ethan Allen Express passenger reviews



March 13, 2024- Couples trip

Fort Edward to New York

Pros: Great price, fast on time in clean and climate controlled bus. Very pleased and journey of 4 and half hours went by quickly. Cons: Water on the bus and more leg room to stretch and relax. Tips: Show up 15 - 30 min before and bring snacks and something to drink.



January 22, 2024- Couples trip

Burlington to New York

Beautiful view!



January 10, 2024- Visiting friends

Burlington to New York

Pros: Quick and straightforward. Cons: Seat cushions. Tips: Don't be loud on the phone.



November 30, 2023- Solo travel

Rutland to New York

was so comfortable that initially i thought i was by mistake in a first class cabin and walked to the next car which was exactly the same 😀



November 25, 2023- Visiting family

New York to Burlington

Pros: The train was clean. It was a sold out trip and I still felt comfortable. The conductors were clear and concise. Cons: USB chargers. Tips: Have entertainment prepared. Trips can be long.

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Routes & Network

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express’s train network features 147 train routes that connect 15 cities serving 15 stations. On average, Amtrak Ethan Allen Express performs about 49 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Ethan Allen Express offers the highest number of daily train service include Burlington and New York.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
New York82:10 pm9:12 pm
Rensselaer92:10 pm8:21 pm
Saratoga Springs22:10 pm9:28 pm
Burlington36:19 pm1:10 am
Hudson54:39 pm8:00 pm
Poughkeepsie72:10 pm7:54 pm
Rutland12:10 pm9:04 pm
Rhinebeck94:39 pm7:44 pm
Schenectady82:10 pm9:04 pm

Most popular Amtrak Ethan Allen Express routes

The train from Burlington to New York is Amtrak Ethan Allen Express’s most popular route. Trips from Schenectady to New York and Fort Edward to New York are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Ethan Allen Express routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Burlington to New York17h 36m$66
Schenectady to New York13h 13m$36
Fort Edward to New York14h 11m$52
New York to Rhinebeck11h 39m$23
Poughkeepsie to New York11h 35m$23
Rutland to New York15h 26m$63
New York to Hudson12h 0m$28
Saratoga Springs to New York13h 49m$52
Rensselaer to New York12h 35m$36

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 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

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.

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.

On a typical day, Amtrak Ethan Allen Express has 49 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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