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Amtrak popular routes and schedules
|Popular routes||First and last departures||Average duration||Minimum price|
|Vancouver → Seattle||First and last departures6:35am — 5:45pm||Average duration4h 25m||Minimum price$51|
|Seattle → Vancouver||First and last departures7:50am — 7:00pm||Average duration4h||Minimum price$51|
|New York → Philadelphia||First and last departures12:20am — 11:58pm||Average duration1h 22m||Minimum price$16|
|New York → Washington||First and last departures12:20am — 11:05pm||Average duration3h 20m||Minimum price$31|
|Boston → New York||First and last departures5:00am — 8:11pm||Average duration3h 53m||Minimum price$24|
Amtrak is an American passenger train system, with routes that connect over 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Previously to 2020, Amtrak offered three routes: the Adirondack which travels between Montreal and New York; The Maple Leaf, connecting Toronto with New York City; and The Ocean, a route traveling from Montreal to Halifax. In April 2023, Amtrak has resumed its Montreal to New York route.
Cross-Border checklist for Canadians
Amtrak has several routes that cross the borders between Canada and the U.S.A. When crossing the border from Canada to New York by bus, it's important to be prepared.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before your trip.
1. Make sure to have all of your documents in order (a valid passport or other government-issued photo ID, and any necessary visas and permits for travel).
2. If you are planning on visiting for business or pleasure, gather the required documentation ahead of time so that you don’t experience delays at the border.
3. Make sure you're aware of the customs laws specific to the U.S.
4. Remain seated after arriving at the border crossing while Customs and Border Protection officers check documents and passports
5. Be prepared to answer questions about how long you plan to stay in the United States, and why you are traveling. If you are carrying any items that need to be declared for duty or taxes, make sure to do so at this time. Remember to remain courteous and respectful when speaking with border officials and follow their instructions carefully.
It's also important to remember that cell phones must be turned off while crossing the border. Taking pictures of immigration officers or other U.S./Canadian government buildings is prohibited, regardless if it is on the Canadian or American side of the border. Failure to comply can result in fines, detention or deportation.
Amenities on board Amtrak trains
Going from New York to Montreal is a long journey, so by choosing to travel with Amtrak you'll be able to enjoy a few more perks to make the experience more enjoyable.
Comfortable seats with plenty of legroom
Free Wi-Fi access
Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
In addition, select routes feature a cafe car where passengers can purchase fresh snacks and meals. For those looking to explore the scenery outside their windows during the trip, some routes offer observation cars featuring panoramic views and lounge seating.
Amenities on Amtrak trains
- Air conditioning
- Standard seat
Amtrak’s Coverage in Numbers
- Daily Trains27249
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Yes, there is free onboard WiFi on most of their trains and stations.
No, there aren't any power outlets or USB plugs on Amtrak. If available, we recommend bringing a battery pack to keep your devices charged during longer train rides. You can also bring a good book to pass the time during your trip.
Yes, Amtrak has a toilet on board. The toilet is located at the back of the train or near the middle. Remember to bring hand sanitizer with you, as most trains do not have running water.
Yes, you will be able to enjoy food and drinks when travelling with Amtrak. When selecting your Amtrak departure on Busbud, you will be able to see if you will get snacks or a full meal.
Yes, a printed ticket is mandatory to board the train with Amtrak. We recommend printing your ticket before heading to the station, as not all stations offer printing machines. Remember to also bring with you a valid photo ID to board the train.
Yes, Amtrak allows passengers to travel with small dogs and cats in carriers when the trip doesn't exceed seven hours.
When taking the train with Amtrak, you will be able to enjoy Air conditioning, Standard seat, , Toilet. Amtrak offers a best-in-class experience to all travellers, so you're sure to have a pleasant train trip.
Yes, Amtrak goes to Canada. The Maple Leaf travels from New York City to Toronto.
Whether it is cheaper to fly or use Amtrak depends on a number of factors, including the distance you are traveling, the time of year you are traveling, and the availability of discounts.
In general, Amtrak is cheaper than flying for shorter trips, especially if you book your tickets in advance. For example, a round-trip coach fare between New York City and Boston on Amtrak starts at $200, while a flight in basic economy starts at $257.
Amtrak's luggage policy allows each passenger to bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Carry-on bags must not exceed 50 pounds (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches (71 x 56 x 35 cm) in size. Personal items must not exceed 25 pounds (11 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches (36 x 28 x 18 cm) in size.
Checked baggage is also allowed, with a limit of two bags per passenger. Checked bags must not exceed 50 pounds (23 kg) and 75 linear inches (190 cm) in size. There is a fee of $20 per checked bag.
Yes, there are restrooms located in every car.
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Amtrak Popular Routes, Destinations and Stations
Top Amtrak Train Lines
- Montreal to New York$99
- Vancouver to Seattle$54
- Boston to New York$91
- New York to Washington$111
- Washington to New York$111
- New York to Boston$91
- Miami to Orlando$88
- Orlando to Miami$88
- Seattle to Vancouver$54
- Philadelphia to New York$57
- New York to Philadelphia$34
- New York to Montreal$99
- Toronto to New York$215
- San Diego to Los Angeles$54
- Albany to New York$57
- Los Angeles to San Diego$54
- Baltimore to New York$117
- New York to Albany$57
- Newark to Washington$129
- Los Angeles to San Francisco$83
Top Amtrak Destinations
- Amtrak to New York
- Amtrak Washington
- Amtrak to Boston
- Amtrak Los Angeles
- Amtrak to Orlando
- Amtrak Miami
- Amtrak to Seattle
- Amtrak Chicago
- Amtrak to Vancouver
- Buses to Philadelphia
- Buses to Newark
- Buses to San Diego
- Buses to San Francisco
- Buses to Montreal
- Buses to Atlanta
- Buses to Baltimore
- Buses to Dallas
- Buses to Albany
- Buses to Houston
- Buses to Buffalo
Top Amtrak Stations and Locations
- Latrobe Airport
- Redmond Airport
- Easton Airport
- University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
- Portland Airport
- Penn Station
- 31st St & 8th Ave
- Union Station
- South Station
- Back Bay Station
- Ramirez Street bus stop
- Pacific Central Station
- Union Station
- Penn Station
- Gare Centrale
- Penn Station
- Exchange Street Station
- Regional Transportation Center
- Union Station
- Union Station
- Diridon Station
- Union Passenger Terminal
- South Strip Transfer Terminal
- Staples Mill Road