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Directions ~ To Hawk by Train ~ The Ethan Allen Express

From New York City to Rutland, Vermont, the Ethan Allen Express takes you through some of the Northeast's most sublime wilderness in only five hours. Spring and summer bring fields of wildflowers in the Hudson River Valley, while Fall brings colorful foliage in the Green Mountains - and, without having to keep your eyes on the road, you will have a great view of it all the way up to Hawk. Since many of Ethan Allen Express' winter riders are destined for the best skiing in the East, Amtrak offers special ski and baggage storage. Along the way, you can enjoy on-board regional menu specialties and Vermont microbrew beers. So, sit back, relax and let Amtrak take you to Central Vermont.

Ethan Allen Express

The Bottom Line: If you live or work in New York, the Ethan Allen is definitely the best way to go by rail; it's faster than the Vermonter, seems to run on a more convenient schedule and offers the nicest views.

Hawk Tips:
When you board the Ethan Allen Express in Penn Station, we suggest that you sit on the "driver's" side, or left-hand side, of the train as it heads north. This will assure you of the best views as the train follows the banks of the Hudson River all the way to Albany. (Conversely, you should sit on the "passenger's" side, or right-hand side, of the train as it heads back south to New York.) We also suggest that you consider purchasing Custom Class seating on the Ethan Allen Express, particularly during holiday periods and weekends... you won't be left scrambling for a seat, as all Custom Class seating is guaranteed. With this upgrade, you will also receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and roomier seating in a quieter atmosphere for what amounts to a nominal fee.

Train Reservations

To make online reservations for Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express service, use the following link:

  • Amtrak Online Reservations
    Provides twice-daily service between New York's Penn Station and Rutland, VT, aboard the Ethan Allen Express.
    Intermediate stops include: Yonkers, NY, Croton-Harmon, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, Rhinecliff/Kingston, NY, Hudson, NY, Albany/Rensselaer, NY, Schenectady, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fort Edward/Glens Falls, NY, and Fair Haven, VT.
    Approximate travel time: 5 hours from Penn Station; 2.5 hours from Albany

    ... or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Car Rental

Map from the Amtrak Station on Merchant's Row in Rutland

Although Hawk will provide chauffeur service to and from the train station upon advanced request, we strongly recommend that you have a car during your stay in order to take advantage of all the attractions and amenities that Vermont has to offer. Following is a list of car rental agencies which service Rutland, Vermont. To make online reservations, please follow the link to your preferred rental company:

Driving Directions to Hawk

From the Amtrak Station on Merchants Row in Rutland, follow West Street up the hill and turn Left onto Rt. 7 North. Drive approximately 1/4 of a mile and turn Right onto Rt. 4 East. Travel 16 miles and turn Right on Rt. 100 North. Drive North on Rt. 100 for approximately 6 miles and you will see the entrance for Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort on your Left.
Approximate travel time: 30 minutes

See Also

The Vermonter

Back to Hawk by Train

For more information, or to make reservations, please call (802) 672-3811. Or click here for more contact information.

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