Amtrak provides long-distance leisure and commuter travel within Vermont, to New York or connect to the nationwide Amtrak system.
Right now, you can travel any place within in the State of Vermont for $12 one-way fare. (Contact your ticket agent at Amtrak and request the special code for this service.)
Train travelers report far less stressful rides than those who drive a car. Find a comfortable, relaxing way to ride by exploring the options for the best route and schedule to fit your needs. For a short list of tips about traveling by train, click here.
www.amtrak.com Amtrak (1-800-872-7245 toll-free)
Intercity rail service to New York and Washington, D.C. from points in the Connecticut Valley, with stops in Claremont, NH as well as White River Jct., Bellows Falls and Brattleboro, VT.
Ethan Allen Express (1-800-872-7245 toll-free)
New York, NY to Albany, NY to Rutland,VT with motor coach connections to Killington and Okemo in the Green Mountains.
Vermonter (1-800-872-7245 toll-free)
Washington D.C. to New York NY to St. Albans VT with convenient stops along the way
If you've never taken these trains before, give the train provider a call or go online to find out more about train travel before you go. Here are some simple questions to get you started:
Then bring a book or whatever you like to enjoy the trip. Relax and let the miles roll by.
This is fun! Check out this short video from 2009 shot on the Vermonter from Burlington to Brattleboro and back in a day.