Adirondack trains travel daily between New York City and Montreal. Total trip time is about 10 hours, with many stops in upstate New York. Very scenic, it’s a popular train ride for viewing fall foliage, traveling to wineries and visiting Lake Champlain. 

Note that Amtrak is not traveling into Canada until the US-Canadian border opens.

Things to Know

  • There is WiFi on the train and a cafe.
  • Start or end your trip in Albany if you want to view the fall leaves in the Hudson River Valley (travel south toward New York City from Albany).
  • You’ll need proper documents if you plan to cross the border between Canada and United States. Children under 18 must be with an adult. View all guidelines.
  • No checked bags on this train, but you can bring luggage on board for placement in overhead bins or in limited space at the ends of train cars.


You can view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets. If you know your start and end stations, you can also use the Amtrak website to create a custom timetable.

Schedule highlights:

  • This is a daytime train (not overnight)
  • Trains depart Montreal mid-morning and arrive in New York City around 9 p.m.
  • Trains depart New York City before 8 a.m. and arrive in Montreal around 7 p.m.

Major Stops

  • New York City
  • Yonkers
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Hudson
  • Albany-Rensselaer
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Montreal



  • Empire State Building
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Hudson River Valley
  • Adirondack Mountains
  • Fort Edward Yacht Basin
  • Champlain Canal
  • Birthplace of the U.S. Navy (Whitehall)
  • Skene Manor
  • Skenesborough Museum
  • Fort Ticonderoga
  • Van Slooten Harbour Marina
  • Moriah Campsite & Beach
  • Lake Champlain ferries (to Vermont)
  • City of Plattsburgh Marina
  • Plattsburgh Boat Basin
  • Macdonough Monument
  • Square Dorchester
  • Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
  • Downtown Montreal