37 Amazing Amtrak Routes You Can Take 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.

The Acela Amtrak route is the perfect Northeast adventure from Boston, MA, to DC. If you choose to ride the entire way, it will take around 7 hours. There are four downtown stops in New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, if you're interested in exploring a new city!


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.

Ethan Allen Express


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.

The Keystone Express offers multiple daily rides from New York to Harrisonburg, PA. The trip is approximately 4 hours, with various stops in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia. Amenities include a quiet car, Wi-Fi, and bicycle racks.

Keystone Express

Amtrak Hartford Line

The Amtrak Hartford Line will take you from New Haven, CT, to Springfield, MA, in about an hour and a half. This scenic route will give you gorgeous views of New England's rolling hills and quickly get you to your destination.

If you're looking to get to Chicago from New York, you're in for a real treat. Although it may take around 19 hours to get there, you'll experience beautiful views of lakes and rivers along the way.

Lake Shore Limited

Auto Train

On the Auto Train, you can go from northern Virginia to Orlando, FL, in around 19 hours. The cool thing about the Auto Train is that you can haul your car, motorcycle, bike, boat, jet-ski, or any other recreational vehicle.

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