The Adirondack Amtrak route travels daily between New York City and Montreal. Total trip time is about 10 hours, with many stops in upstate New York in between. Very scenic, it’s a popular train ride for viewing fall foliage, traveling to wineries and visiting Lake Champlain.  A dome car will be available September 27 – November 2, 2018 for viewing the autumn foliage, but only for trips between Albany and Montreal. Confirm availability before booking your trip.

Things to Know

  • There is WiFi on the train and a cafe, but no business class seating or dining car, so you may want to pack a meal or bring snacks on board.
  • Through the summer of 2018, trains will arrive and depart in New York City’s Grand Central Station instead of Penn Station.
  • You’ll need proper documents if you plan to cross the border between Canada and United States. And children under 18 must be with an adult. View all guidelines.
  • National park rangers provide trip narration between May and October on certain parts of the route.
  • 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.

Schedule

View the Amtrak timetable for the Adirondack train to plan your trip. You can also view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets.

Schedule highlights:

  • This train is daytime only (no 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.

Reviews

Top tips and takeaways from rider reviews:

  • There are often delays at the border
  • Comfortable seats
  • Scenery is lovely, but not stunning (more stunning during the fall season and in the Hudson Valley)
  • Like most Amtrak trains, it can be cold on board, so bring a blanket or warm layers of clothing with you

Major Stops

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

Stations

Attractions

  • 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