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Amtrak Train Travel > Mid Atlantic

Amtrak Mid Atlantic train routes and rail services

Amtrak Acela Express

Rail is the green, easy, low-cost alternative for travel to hundreds of US destinations in the Mid Atlantic States and beyond. Photo: Acela Express. © Michael Kurras.


The nation's capital and the Big Apple are less than three hours apart thanks to Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express. Destinations like Newark International Airport, Philadelphia and Baltimore also benefit from the 150 mph/240 kmh service. Complementary Amtrak Mid Atlantic routes include Empire Service connecting New York City with Upstate locales like Albany and Niagara Falls; and Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service linking NYC with Philly and points west. Northeast Regional trains range from Virginia to New England via Mid Atlantic corridor cities.
Long-distance Amtrak trains originate in NYC and DC. Southbound services hook up with Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami. Midwest connections take passengers to Ohio's major cities and Chicago. Northern destinations include Vermont and Toronto, Canada.

Boston - New Haven - New York - Philadelphia - Baltimore - Washington, DC

USA's crowded Northeast Corridor is the showcase for Amtrak's high-speed Acela service. Hourly trains race between DC and NYC in under three hours including intermediate stops at Newark, Philadelphia and Baltimore; frequent trips between Penn Station and Boston run 3.5 hours and call on New Haven and Providence along the way. Metroliners have been largely phased out and those few remaining are incorporated into the Acela timetable. Services and amenities: reserved Business and First classes; Quiet Car, Cafe Car (cart service, first class), power outlets, multi-ride passes. First Class ClubAcela in Washington, Boston and New York.

Montreal - Albany - New York

Through the picturesque Hudson and Champlain Valleys, daily Amtrak trains provide same-day service between Manhattan and the world's second largest French speaking city. Scenic highlights include West Point Military Academy, the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Business Classes; Cafe Car, race track transfer at Saratoga Springs, seasonal TrainCatcher shuttle from Ft. Edward to Glens Falls and Lake George Village. Trails & Rails interpretive program.

Lorton, VA (Washington, DC) - Sanford, FL (Orlando)

Nonstop Amtrak Auto Train service between suburban Washington DC and the outskirts of Orlando provides a stress-free alternative to I-95 traffic and congestion. Auto carriers can accommodate car, van, motorcycle, SUV, small boat, jet-ski, or other recreational vehicle. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Superliner Sleeper Classes, Auto Train Lounge (feature movies), Dining Cars; dinner and continental breakfast included.

Washington, DC - Pittsburgh - Cleveland - Chicago

Tracing a historic route through America's heartland, daily Amtrak trains make the overnight run between Chicagoland and the Nation's Capital. Scenic highlights include the Allegheny Mountains, Harpers Ferry and Cedar Point Amusement Park. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Superliner Sleeper Classes, Sightseer Lounge/Cafe Car and Dining Car; First Class Metropolitan Lounge/ClubAcela in Chicago and Washington.

New York - Washington, DC - Cincinnati - Indianapolis - Chicago

Daily Amtrak Hoosier State trains connect Indiana's capital with the Windy City; Amtrak Cardinal service extends to New York and intermediate points three days a week. Scenic highlights include the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Viewliner Sleeper Classes, Sightseer Lounge/Cafe Car and Dining Car, First Class Metropolitan Lounge/ClubAcela in Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Trails & Rails interpretive program.

New York - Raleigh - Charlotte

The Amtrak Carolinian run daily through the Tar Heel State and along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Same-day service links Charlotte and New York City and points along the way; daily Amtrak Piedmont trains add a second trip between Charlotte and the state capital, Raleigh. Services and amenities: reserved Coach, Business and Viewliner Sleeper Classes, Lounge/Cafe Car and Dining Car, multi-ride passes; First Class ClubAcela in Washington, Philadelphia and New York; North Carolina Volunteer Train Hosts.

New York - Atlanta - New Orleans

Daily trains make this overnight connection between the Big Apple and the Big Easy. Scenic highlights include the Blue Ridge foothills and Louisiana bayou country. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Viewliner Sleeper Classes, Dining Car, Lounge/Cafe Car; First Class Club Acela in New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC; Trails & Rails interpretive program.

New York - Albany - Syracuse - Rochester - Buffalo - Niagara Falls

Over a dozen daily trips link Manhattan to New York's state capital, Albany with selected Amtrak trains reaching west across the Empire State. Scenic highlights include the Hudson River Valley, Catskill Mountains and Finger Lakes region. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Business Classes; Cafe Car on selected trains.

Rutland - Albany - New York

Every day, Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express traces a scenic course through the Hudson Valley, Saratoga Springs and Fort Edward (connect to Glens Falls and Lake George Village) and into the Green Mountains of Vermont. Scenic highlights include West Point, the Vanderbilt Mansion and the Adirondack Mountains. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Business Classes; Cafe Car on selected trains, seasonal TrainCatcher shuttle from Ft. Edward to Glens Falls and Lake George Village.

New York - Philadelphia - Harrisburg

Frequent, reliable Amtrak service is a boon to state legislators, tourists, commuters and more. Trains connect the Big Apple with Newark's international airport, Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the City of Brotherly Love. Scenic highlights include Amish farmsteads and the Manhattan skyline. Services and amenities: reserved Coach Class (unreserved, Philadelphia-Harrisburg); light menu and beverages.

New York/Boston - Albany - Cleveland - Chicago

Amtrak's legendary overnight rail journey stretches along the Great Lakes, connecting the Windy City with Beantown and the Big Apple. Scenic highlights include the Hudson River Valley, Berkshire Mountains, Erie Canal and Lakes Erie and Michigan. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Viewliner Sleeper Classes (sleeper, NYC-Albany-Chicago), Dining Car, Lounge Car, Cafe Car (Boston-Albany), First Class Metropolitan Lounge/ClubAcela in Chicago, Boston and New York.

New York - Toronto

Famous waterways and heritage landmarks illuminate this historic Amtrak route linking two world-class cities -- one in Canada; the other in the US. Albany, Buffalo and Niagara Falls are principal stops along the way. Scenic highlights include the Hudson River Valley, Catskill Mountains and the Finger Lakes region, Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Business Classes; Cafe Car. US/Canadian border crossing may result in delays due to customs and immigration procedures.

Boston - New Haven - New York - Washington, DC - Richmond - Norfolk

A steady stream of Amtrak intercity trains push up and down the Eastern Seaboard linking major cities with places like Hartford and Springfield... Richmond and Norfolk (connections to Virginia Beach)... and Kingston (connections to Newport, RI and Martha's Vineyard). Service runs every day from very early until very late. Services and amenities: Quiet Car, Cafe Car, power outlets, multi-ride passes. First Class ClubAcela in Washington, Boston and New York. See also: Acela Express (above).

New York - Pittsburgh

A single day's journey bridges eastern and western Pennsylvania and connects both to Midtown Manhattan, Newark International Airport, Trenton, Philadelphia, Lancaster and Harrisburg are destinations... with overnight connections between Pittsburgh and Chicago offered aboard Amtrak's Capitol Limited. Scenic highlights include Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, the Allegheny Mountains and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Business Classes, Cafe Car.

New York - Washington, DC - Charleston - Savannah - Jacksonville - Orlando - Tampa/Miami

A trio of Amtrak trains provides Northerners with a dose of Southern hospitality. Daily trains link New York and other Northern cities to Rocky Mount and Savannah. Same day Palmetto service travels via Charleston. Silver Services (Silver Star via Raleigh and Silver Meteor via Charleston) continue overnight to Orlando, Tampa, Palm Beach (via West Palm), Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach (via Miami). Palmetto Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Business Classes; Lounge Car (light menu). Silver Star/Silver Meteor Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Viewliner, Sleeper Classes, Dining Car, Lounge Car; First Class ClubAcela in Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

St. Albans - Springfield - New Haven - New York - Philadelphia - Washington, DC

Daily Amtrak trains link the nation's capital with the heart of New England. theage.com.au-old route calls on major Northeast Corridor cities and stops in towns and villages in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont -- including Windsor-Mt. Ascutney, Waterbury-Stowe, and Jay Peak (via St. Albans). Scenic highlights include the Connecticut River Valley, Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. Services and amenities: reserved Coach and Business Classes, Quiet Car and Cafe Car; Trails & Rails interpretive program.
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