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Taxi and Airport Transportation for Montgomery County, New York

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Taxi and Airport Transportation for Montgomery NY

Planning a trip to a Montgomery County, New York? Here's your complete guide to taxi and airport transportation options to and from Montgomery NY.

The County of Montgomery, NY is a beautiful rural area steeped in U.S. Colonial history. It lies just south of the Adirondack Mountains and the length of the county is intersected by Interstate 90, the New York State Thruway.

The population of Amsterdam NY, the only city in Montgomery County, is 17,864. However, Montgomery County's location between Albany and Syracuse, along a major upstate artery, offers fairly easy access to transportation.

In this article, we'll discuss how to get from Montgomery County, NY to major transit centers. Let's begin by looking at the county itself.

Montgomery County Municipalities

Montgomery County's city, towns, and villages are:

City:

  • Amsterdam

Towns:

  • Amsterdam
  • Canajoharie
  • Charleston
  • Florida
  • Glen
  • Minden
  • Mohawk
  • Palatine
  • Root
  • St. Johnsville

Villages:

  • Ames
  • Canajoharie
  • Fonda (county seat)
  • Fort Johnson
  • Fort Plain
  • Fultonville
  • Hagaman
  • Nelliston
  • Palatine Bridge
  • St. Johnsville

Montgomery County Transportation

County Bus

There is a public bus service in Montgomery County (headquartered in Fonda) that runs east and west along the Thruway.

Regional Bus

There is a bus terminal in Amsterdam that serves Greyhound, Trailways, and Brown Coach

Amsterdam NY Cabs

Several taxi services operate out of Amsterdam.

Montgomery County Train Service

You will see that Montgomery County has access to several train lines within a very short distance.

Local Station

There is a train station in Amsterdam that is served by Amtrak's Empire Service.

Regional Stations

The Albany-Rensselaer Train Station serves several train lines:

  • Amtrak's Empire Service from Albany to Buffalo and Niagara Falls and connecting with Canada's VIA Rail
  • Amtrak's Adirondack Line from NYC to Montréal (connecting with Canada's VIA Rail)
  • Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express from NYC to Rutland, VT
  • Amtrak's Lakeshore Limited from NYC to Chicago
  • Amtrak's Maple Leaf from NYC to Toronto (connecting with Canada's VIA Rail)
  • Amtrak's Northeast Regional from Newport News, VA to Boston

The Utica and Syracuse train stations also serve the east-west lines listed for Albany-Rensselaer (Empire, Lakeshore Limited, and Maple Leaf). This would include the "Syracuse to NYC train, which could be one or a couple of those listed above.

To see all these routes in more detail, go to Amtrak's Routes and Destinations page.

Airports near Montgomery NY

Upstate New York Airports

By far, the closest and most convenient near Montgomery County is Albany International Airport, about 55 miles away. Albany Airport serves many North American cities and has international connections via JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark.

A distant second choice would be Syracuse Hancock International Airport, which is about 100 miles from Montgomery County, is served by fewer airlines, and has fewer flights.

New York City Airports

It's a stretch to say that Montgomery is close to NYC, other than noting the fact that it's possible to take the Thruway (I-90 and I-89) all the way. The drive could take several hours with the city traffic.

We'd suggest connecting from Albany instead if this is feasible.

Other Large Airports

Getting to Boston's Logan International Airport really doesn't take longer than the drive to NYC. Montréal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport isn't much farther.

Now Boarding... for Montgomery NY?

We've explained the options for traveling to, from, and within New York's Montgomery County. We think you'll agree that, even though most of it is rural, it's hardly isolated—especially since the eastern end borders the Capital District.

And let's not forget that it takes under an hour to get from Montgomery NY locations to the heart of the Adirondacks, which are quite a tourist destination.

Central New York to the south and southwest is a delightful region to visit as well. So give us a shout if you're in the area. We can help get you from there to pretty much anywhere else you might want to go.

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