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The Amtrak Ethan Allen Express schedule and info

The Amtrak Ethan Allen Express is a daily train that runs between New York City and Burlington, Vermont, making stops at many places in between, including Rutland and Albany. This train is named after the famous American patriot Ethan Allen and takes passengers through the breathtaking landscapes of upstate New York and Vermont. The journey is scenic and offers a view for every season, from the autumn’s colorful foliage to the winter’s snow-covered vistas and the lush greenery of summer. It is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the region’s natural beauty.

The train is named after the American patriot Ethan Allen and offers passengers a picturesque journey through the stunning landscapes of upstate New York and Vermont. 

This train offers a view for every season, from the vibrant fall foliage to the snow-covered winter vistas to the lush summer greenery. It treats you to a ride of relaxation and scenery.

Amtrak regional trains like the Ethan Allen can make for a great business or leisure travel experience. Whether you want to take a day trip or an overnight journey, this train can be an excellent option. This article will provide the necessary information to plan your next trip easily.

Albany-Rensselaer, New York
Albany-Rensselaer, New York

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Coach Class

Amfleet 1
The inside of an Amtrak Amfleet 1 Coach Car found on many regional trains

I have spent countless hours traveling in coach seats on Amtrak, listening to podcasts or music, while enjoying the beautiful scenery that passes by. It’s worth noting that you can visit the cafe car during your journey – I’ll provide more details on that later. I don’t know why, but coffee from the cafe car tastes better as you ride along the tracks.

If you find yourself needing to work on the train, you can use the tray to rest your computer and there is also an outlet on the wall. However, the Amtrak Wi-Fi may not always be the fastest, but it is free.

The Ethan Allen Express Coach class features:

  • Comfortable seats
  • A fold-down tray
  • Individual reading lights
  • Seat back pocket
  • 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets.
  • A luggage rack is above the seats, with a luggage shelf at one end of the car.
  • Two restrooms in each car
  • Seating is first come, first served; you are not assigned a seat but could get given a car.

Business class on the Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

This service gives you everything in coach and a little more.

You can upgrade to business class, which includes extra legroom, a comfortable seat, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.

Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

Wi-fi & Entertainment

Amtrak Wi-Fi is free and available on this train. While free, it has some restrictions and often does not allow streaming, downloading, or uploading large files.

This train does not offer streaming entertainment, but here are some entertainment ideas for Amtrak trains.

Food Amtrak Ethan Allen Express

Amtrak Coffee
Coffee from Amtrak’s Cafe Car

The Earthen Allen has a cafe car that offers:

  • A variety of hot and cold meals
  • Snacks
  • Hot and cold beverages
    • Including adult beverages
  • The cafe car attendant is available for all customers for most of the journey.
  • It may be close at the start and end of the route.

You may bring food and drink aboard the train, but you cannot consume alcohol on the train you brought aboard. If you want a tasty adult beverage, you can buy one in the cafe car.

Add-ons to the Amtrak Ethan Allen Express.

This train offers a few add-ons to improve your adventure.


  • Carry-on/Trainside bicycles
    • You can bring up to 50 lbs.
    • Standard bicycle sizes apply.
    • The maximum tire width is 2″.
    • Bike service may not be available at all stations.
    • Amtrak’s bike policy


Amtrak allows dogs and cats:

Amtrak helping passenger
Amtrak conductor assists a passenger in getting to the right car. Photo Courtesy of Amtrak
  • Up to 20 pounds
    • The combined weight of the pet and carrier
  • For trips up to seven hours.
  • These spots are limited.
    • You will know if spaces are open when booking.
  • You need to fill out paperwork, and you can find that and the rules on Amtrak’s pet policy page.

If you have a service or comfort animal, check Amtrak’s service animal page to see if your animal qualifies as a service animal and what you do so they can ride with you.

Remember that figuring everything out before leaving for the station is best.


This train does not offer a checked bag service.

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Schedule

Treat this page as a guide; check with Amtrak or your eticket for exact times. 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.

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2:19pNew York, NY
Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Sta. (NYP)
2:43pYonkers, NY (YNY)5:12p14
3:02pCroton-Harmon, NY (CRT)4:51p32
3:44pPoughkeepsie, NY (POU)4:11p73
4:00pRhinecliff, NY (RHI)
Kingston, NY
4:21pHudson, NY (HUD)3:32p114
4:49p – 5:04pAlbany-Rensselaer, NY (ALB)2:56p – 3:11p141
5:28pSchenectady, NY (SDY)2:33p159
5:56pSaratoga Springs, NY (SAR)1:57p178
6:17pFort Edward-Glens Falls, NY (FED)1:35p197
7:17pCastleton, VT (CNV)12:39p232
7:56pRutland, VT (RUD)12:20p241
8:50pMiddlebury, VT
Amtrak Station (MBY)
9:10pFerrisburgh-Vergennes, VT
Amtrak Station (VRN)
9:55pBurlington, VT – Union Station (BTN)10:10a308
Final StopStations ServedRead UpMiles

Other Northeast Corridor trains may duplicate some of these stops with other trains.

Printable Amtrak Ethan Allen Express Schedule

You can use the blue button below to print this schedule or from the Amtrak website. Learn how to print Amtrak schedules either for one route or a custom one tailored to your Amtrak trip.

This page was current on the day of publication, and I try to keep this page updated to the best of my abilities.

This page is not associated with Amtrak or the National Railway Passenger Corporation, but the information on this site comes from and is accurate when published. Amtrak can change times at any time.

Safe Travels,


The information for these guides comes from Amtrak, and they can change times anytime.

Kevin Monteith

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.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Lorraine Bernadyn

    Can I have skis brought onboard the Poughkeepsie station enroute to Rutland VT??
    It looks like there is no checked baggage at Poughkeepsie.

    1. Kevin Monteith

      Hello Lorraine,
      According to Amtrak, skis, poles, and boots can be carried on the train. Here is the official statement.

      Carry-On: Allowed – up to 50 lbs. and 72″ in height
      Checked: Allowed – up to 50 lbs. and 75 linear inches. Oversized items – 76 – 100 linear inches.
      Skis/snowboards may be carried onboard or checked free of charge instead of a piece of baggage. A $20 service fee will apply for oversized items.
      Skis/snowboards must be enclosed in a full-length protective cover (vinyl/cloth/nylon/or hard-sided case). Ski bags for transport are available at most staffed locations.

      If you exceed the size limit, I suggest calling Amtrak to book.

      I hope this helps!

      Safe travels and happy planning!

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