Berkshire Flyer Schedule
Berkshire Flyer

The Amtrak Berkshire Flyer: A new passenger’s guide

The Amtrak Berkshire Flyer is a seasonal weekend train that runs from Memorial Day to Labour Day between New York, NY, and Pittsfield, MA, with several intermediate stops listed in the Berkshire Flyer schedule section. Ticket sales often start in March. The train takes you out on Friday and returns you on Sundays.

A quick view of the Berkshire Flyer

Here is a quick look at this train:

  • Accommodations
  • This train has free Amtrak Wi-Fi.
  • This train does not have food service
    • You can bring food and drink on the train, but alcohol consumption is prohibitive.
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted.
  • This train does not offer checked bag service
    • You can carry on.

Amtrak Berkshire Flyer Accommodations

There are two seating accommodations for this train.

Coach class

  • Fold-down tray
  • Individual reading lights
  • On the wall are 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets.
  • There are overhead and storage racks at the end of the car for storing your luggage.

Business class

Business class offers many of the same options as coach class but includes extra legroom and other perks like a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

Add-ons for the Amtrak Berkshire Flyer

There are a few add-ons for this train.

Bikes

Amtrak helping passenger
Amtrak conductor assists a passenger in getting to the right car. Photo Courtesy of Amtrak

Carry-On/Trainside bicyclesyou can bring up to 50 lbs. Standard bicycle sizes apply. Maximum tire width: 2”. Check the link for details; bike service may not be available at all stations.

Pets

Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours. Spots may be limited and make sure you read the Amtrak pet policy before booking,

If you have a service or comfort animal, read the Amtrak service animal policy before booking.

Luggage on the Amtrak Berkshire Flyer

This train does not offer a checked bag service; you can bring two pieces of luggage and one personal item. All bags must be under 50 pounds. For more information, check out Amtrak’s baggage policy.

Amtrak Berkshire Flyer Schedule

If there are two times, the first is the arrival, the second is the departure, and if there is only one, it is a quick stop.

Click on the stations to see the services offered at that stop.

The Berkshire Flyer is a seasonal train from Memorial Day to Labour Day weekends. Tickets are currently not available, and this info is based on the 2023 schedule.

Friday
Read Down
1235
Communities ServedSunday*
Read Up
1244
Miles
3:15pNew York, NY (NYP)
Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
7:10p0
3:39pYonkers, NY (YNY)6:38p14
3:58pCroton-Harmon, NY (CRT)6:10p32
4:40pPoughkeepsie, NY (POU)5:30p73
4:55pRhinecliff, NY (RHI)
Kingston, NY
5:12p88
5:15pHudson, NY (HUD)4:50p114
 5:45p | 6:17pAlbany-Rensselaer, NY (ALB)4:10p | 4:30p141
7:12pPittsfield, MA (PIT)3:00p190
*Monday on Memorial and Labor Day weekends.

Use this as a guide; check with Amtrak.com or your eticket for exact times, as they can change anytime.

Printable Amtrak Berkshire Flyer Schedule

Feel free to print out or download this page from Amtrak.

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The Printable Amtrak Berkshire Flyer Service Schedule

Shuttle & Bus – from the train to where you want to go!

Transport The People – (413) 443-7111 or (800) 639-9605

There is a shuttle service to take you those last few miles from/to the Pittsfield Intermodal Center (Amtrak train Station):

  • Fridays, the shuttle service from the Pittsfield Intermodal Center to the lodging destinations in the Berkshires.
  • Sundays, pick-up shuttle service from the lodging destinations in the Berkshires to the Pittsfield Intermodal Center.

There is a flat fare of $20 per person per ride to most lodging destinations in the Berkshires. Book your ride in advance (strongly preferred) or when you arrive in Pittsfield. (Based on 2022 numbers)

 A wheelchair-accessible van is available on request (call for price, advanced booking required).

Public Buses

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides public bus services throughout the Berkshires. Contact the BRTA at (413) 499-2782 for routes, schedules, and more information.

Taxi and Limo Service

My goal is to keep these as updated as possible.

Safe Travels,

Kev

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Kev Monteith has been traveling on Amtrak since 2012. With over a decade of experience, he has been on over 800 trains, covering over 200k miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by providing support and information. Outside of travel, Kev enjoys making music as an organist and outings with family.

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