Adirondack : Onboard

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Adirondack Information

Length of Trip: (Montreal - Albany - New York)

10 Hours Frequency: Daily

Train Features:

  • Non-Smoking
  • Snack Car
  • Free Wi-Fi in select carriages


Reserved Coach Seat

Reservations are required for coach travel on all trains. Please make your reservations in advance for these reserved trains.

Details and Amenities:

  • Big, comfortable seats
  • Fold-down trays
  • Individual reading lamps
  • Ample legroom




Crossing the Canadian / US Border on Amtrak

  • Full passport details are required for this service at time of booking

If your trip involves a trip across the US/Canadian border, you can help ensure a safe and speedy passage by reviewing the following requirements, guidelines and tips.

Requirements and Guidelines

When Making Reservations

When making a reservation for services crossing the US/Canadian border, you must provide various pieces of information, including your date of birth, gender, country of citizenship, and detailed information regarding the form of ID that you will carry with you on your trip. Further conditions apply.

Providing inaccurate or incomplete information will subject you to extensive inspection and questioning at the border. Please make sure that you supply us with complete and accurate information.

The information you provide when you make your reservation will be entered into your reservation record and supplied to Customs and Immigration officers to facilitate your clearance. Neither Amtrak nor VIA Rail Canada will use this information for any other purpose.

When Traveling

In General: Amtrak services that cross the US/Canada border are subject to inspection by Canadian and American law enforcement officials. If your trip involves an international border crossing, you must carry a valid passport. In addition, many passengers must obtain and carry a visa.

The passport you carry with you on your trip should be the same one that you selected and provided details about when you made your reservation.

Please note you must carry the original, valid identification document. Copies, expired or otherwise invalid documents will not suffice. Each passenger must have his or her own ID.

Passengers Under 18 (Not Traveling with Both Parents): Passengers under 18 years old (if not traveling with both parents) must carry a notarized letter from any parent or legal guardian not present which gives permission for the child to cross the border. This letter must include the address and telephone number of the parent or parents not present. If one parent is deceased, a copy of that parent's death certificate will minimize questions and delay.

Information for Foreign Visitors Entering the United States (The US-VISIT Program)


US-VISIT is an enhanced border inspection program implemented by the US Department of Homeland Security. Please note that the US-VISIT requirements do not replace visa requirements for entering the United States.

The US-VISIT Process

Foreign visitors who are carrying a foreign passport a will be enrolled in the US-VISIT program at Amtrak border crossings.

For first-time visitors to the US, a Customs and Border Protection Officer uses an inkless, digital finger scanner to perform a ten-finger fingerscan. Subsequent entries and exits by the same person at air, sea and land border ports will require two-finger scans for verification.

US Customs and Border Protection Officers will take a digital picture of the visitor, review travel documents and ask questions about the visitor's stay in the United States. This process should take less than five minutes per passenger.


Border agents will collect a fee of $6.00 from each visitor. Foreign visitors must come to the border prepared to pay this fee. The fee is payable in US currency, a US postal money order, a personal check drawn on a US bank, a Canadian money order issued in US funds, or a US dollar travelers cheque only.

No Guarantee of Entry

Permission to enter the US or Canada is granted solely at the discretion of Customs and Immigration officers. Accordingly, possession of required documentation and providing Amtrak with required information in no way guarantees entry into the United States or Canada.

Neither Amtrak nor VIA Rail Canada nor any other carrier is in any way liable in the event that you are denied entry or delayed on your trip. Please note that trains or buses will not be delayed at the border on your behalf if you are detained.

Delays Are Possible

Please be aware that you may experience delays at border crossings. Such delays are usually due to US and/or Canadian customs and immigration procedures, and are beyond Amtrak's control.