Amtrak’s Maple Leaf route travels between Toronto, Canada and New York City. Enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River Valley or hop off the train to visit Niagara Falls. A cafe and WiFi are available on board, but no business class seating or dining car.

Things to Know

  • If you plan to cross into Canada, you have to be 18 or older (or with an adult) and have the proper documents, in most cases a passport. View all requirements. Expect to wait while customs processes passengers and the train.
  • While construction work at Penn Station continues through the summer of 2018, trains arrive and depart at Grand Central Terminal
  • It takes about nine hours to reach Niagara Falls from New York City

Schedule

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

Highlights:

  • One train in each direction daily
  • Trains depart New York City before 7 a.m.
  • Trains depart Toronto around 9 a.m.
  • Total trip time is about 12.5 hours

Reviews

Here are some of the top tips and rider recommendations:

  • The train from New York City to Montreal is more scenic (The Adirondack)
  • Bring a lunch or snacks as the cafe food choices are limited
  • Views of the Hudson River are on the left side of the train when heading northbound and right side of the train southbound
  • If you’re starting your trip in Canada, consider going through the border on your own and connecting with one of the Maple Leaf Amtrak stations in the United States to save time.

Major Stops

  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Buffalo
  • Rochester
  • Syracuse
  • Utica
  • Albany
  • New York City

Stations

Attractions

  • Empire State Building
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Hudson River Valley
  • Adirondack Mountains
  • Mohawk River
  • New York State Fairgrounds
  • Rochester Auto Museum
  • High Falls (Rochester)
  • New York wineries
  • Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
  • KeyBank Center
  • Canalside Park
  • Lake Erie
  • Niagara Falls
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