After facing over a year of service suspension in 2020, trains from NYC to Vermont were back and running by last July. And as of Friday, July 29, 2022, the Ethan Allen Express will add new destinations along the route including stops in Burlington, Vergennes, and Middlebury. More than $115 million has gone into making the trip between Burlington and New York City a possibility.
Now riders can travel from NYC all the way to Vermont in a little over 7 hours. The scenic route will provide breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley, where travelers can explore Vermont’s gorgeous trails, ski resorts, and even a summertime alpine slide for the perfect city getaway!
“Passengers who want to experience the beauty, outdoor fun, and diverse offerings of Middlebury, Vergennes, and Burlington or travel to New York City can now do so sustainably, without being in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and while taking in some of the best views in the country via Amtrak,” said Amtrak President Roger Harris.
Trains will depart from New York Penn Station (NYP) at 2:21 p.m. daily and arrive in Burlington at 9:55 p.m.
“All of us here in Vermont are grateful for the support of our federal Department of Transportation partners, our Congressional delegation, state legislators, and countless rail advocates to bring this service to fruition. We are very proud of the collaborative efforts and widespread support to deliver passenger train service from Vermont’s largest city to New York City,” said Governor Phil Scott.
Amenities will remain the same as on all other Amtrak trains, offering onboard free WiFi, café service, and spacious seats.
In celebration of the train’s expanded service, Amtrak will offer $1 fares within Vermont for those who travel on the day the expansion’s kick off (7/29).