About Our County

Transportation

Montgomery County has easy transportation access by highway, train, bus and air.

Motor vehicle

From Albany – From I-787 N, take exit 5 onto I-90 W toward Buffalo; Partial toll road 6.9 mi; Keep left to stay on I-90 W for 25.5 mi; Take Exit 27 for Amsterdam, Exit 28 for Fonda-Fultonville and Exit 29 for Canajoharie/Palatine Bridge

From Saratoga Springs – From Broadway, turn onto NY-29 W/Washington Street. After 5.4 miles, turn left onto Middleline Road. After 4.9 miles, turn right onto NY-67 W and continue for 17 miles into Amsterdam.

From Utica – Take I-90 East to Exit 27 for Amsterdam, Exit 28 for Fonda-Fultonville and Exit 29 for Canajoharie/Palatine Bridge

Mileage from Major Cities (Measured from Amsterdam City Hall to the municipal headquarters of each location)

    • Albany, NY – 36
    • Binghamton, NY – 126
    • Boston, MA – 202
    • Buffalo, NY – 259
    • Catskill, NY – 65
    • Cooperstown, NY – 51
    • Hartford, CT – 146
    • Kingston, NY – 87
    • Montreal, CAN – 216
    • New York, NY – 181
    • Philadelphia, PA – 263
    • Rochester, NY – 194
    • Saratoga Springs, NY – 28
    • Syracuse, NY – 113
    • Trenton, NJ – 236

Approximate Mileage/ Drive time between points in Montgomery County:

    • Amsterdam to Fonda: 10 miles (17km) 14 minutes
    • Amsterdam to Canajoharie: 23 miles (36km) 25 minutes
    • Fonda to Canajoharie: 12 miles (19km) 15 minutes
    • Canajoharie to Fort Plain: 3 miles (5km) 7 minutes
    • Fort Plain to St. Johnsville: 7 miles (11km) 11 minutes

Train

Amtrak
466 West Main Street, Amsterdam 12010
(518) 842-4451

For passenger train service, Amsterdam (AMS) is served by the Maple Leaf Route, which runs from New York City’s Penn Station to Toronto, Ontario’s Union Station; and the Empire Route, which runs between Niagara Falls and Albany, NY.
The local station is between Division Street and Herrick Road.

Bus

Bus transportation is available between Amsterdam and New York City, stopping at the bus shelter on Church Street at the Riverfront Center in downtown Amsterdam. Tickets are not available at this terminal, but can be purchased online at least 2 hours before boarding.

Greyhound
1172 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam 12010
1-800-231-2222

Adirondack/New York/Pine Hill Trailways
1172 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam 12010
1-800-776-7548

Brown Coach
50 Venner Road, Amsterdam 12010
(518) 843-1150
Charter service, group tours, pre-planned individual and group vacations.

Montgomery Area eXpress (MAX) Bus Service
(518) 843-4700
Montgomery County Mobility-Bus Service is a public bus service serving routes in Montgomery County. Fares range from $1 to $5 per ride. Passes may be requested on the bus or at Brown Coach, 50 Venner Rd, Amsterdam, NY between 6am – 5pm, M-F. Times and stop locations are subject to change from schedule posted on website. Buses may not operate on legal holidays.

Air

Albany International Airport is 30 minutes away.
Directions from Montgomery County to Airport: I-90 East to Exit 24; go through toll booth;
Follow signs to I-87 North (Montreal); I-87 North to Exit 4 (Four); At end of ramp turn left on Wolf Road;
at next stop light, turn left onto Albany Shaker Road; follow signs to terminal (1/2 mile)

Directions from Airport to Montgomery County: head northwest onAlbany International Airport road onto Watervliet-Shaker Road (CR 157); Turn left on Albany-Shaker Road (RT-155); Turn right and take ramp onto I-87S toward I-90; R=Take Exite 1E-W toward New York State Thruway/New York/Buffalo onto I-87 S/I-90 W (New York State Thruway S); Continue on I-90 toward I-88/Buffalo for 25.5 miles;
Take exit 27.

Taxi and Car Rental

Amsterdam:

Amsterdam Express, 4303 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010 (518) 212-2387
Community Cab 1172 Riverfront Ctr, Amsterdam, NY 12010 (518) 842-4788
El Coqui Taxi (518) 257-6911
Rodriguez & Rodriguez LLC, (518) 257-6911
Yellow Cab, 32 Stewart Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010 (518) 843-1600

Canajoharie:

Gary’s Taxi, 221 Moyer Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317 (518) 673-3974

Rental Car Services in Amsterdam:

Advantage Rentals and Equipment Corp, 4656 State Highway 30, (518) 843-0976
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 4534 State Highway 30 (518) 843-8535