Best Amtrak Routes Across North America

Train travel is underrated. It’s cheap, relaxing, scenic, and environmentally friendly. Amtrak, the nation’s rail network, has more than 35 routes and 500 destinations in 46 states.

Solo travelers can bring their bikes, couples can bring their pets, and families have plenty of space to keep kids entertained.

You’ll have access to private sleeping rooms, quiet cars, dining and lounge cars, and comfortable seating with amazing views.

Below we’ll explore all of the Amtrak routes you can currently take in North America.

Ethan Allen Express The Ethan Allen Express Amtrak route travels from New York City to Rutland, Vermont. The trip is around 7 hours and 30 minutes and offers gorgeous views of the Hudson River Valley.

Adirondack If you’re looking to visit Montreal from the New York City area, the Adirondack Amtrak route is a great option. The entire ride will take around 10 hours.

Lake Shore Limited You can pick up the train in New York and pass by the beautiful Finger Lakes. Then, as you get going, you’ll travel along Lake Michigan, the Mohawk River, and the Erie Canal.

Maple Leaf On this Amtrak route, you’ll enjoy views of the Hudson River Valley, wine country, the Finger Lakes, and Niagara Falls as you cross the border into beautiful Canada.

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