Amtrak roomette vs bedroom vs bedroom suites

Long-distance Amtrak routes have sleeping accommodations at an extra cost if you don’t want to sit in a seat for the entire trip. Based on the train and availability, you can choose from the following:

  • Roomette
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom Suite
  • Family Bedroom
  • Accessible Bedroom

Read on to learn about each type to better plan your trip (meals included with all options).

Roomettes (1 to 2 people)

Roomettes are the smallest and most affordable sleeping accommodation. Less than four feet wide, roomettes are private spaces with a door, fold-out table and some storage space. Two seats convert into one single bed and another bed folds down from above to form an upper bunk.

You’ll find roomettes in sleeper cars, or train cars that only contain sleeping accommodations. All sleeper cars have a shower room and bathroom. Additionally, if you are traveling on a train that is just one level (viewliner), your roomette will have the added perks of a sink, toilet, high ceilings and extra windows.

Bedrooms (Up to 3 people)

Bedrooms are larger than roomettes and include a sink, toilet and small shower. There is more room to walk around, a sofa that converts to bunk beds and an easy chair. Up to three people can stay in a bedroom (if three, two people must share the bottom bunk). For these extra amenities, expect to pay $200 to $400 more than a roomette.

Accessible bedrooms are available if needed. The viewliner accessible bedroom has a shower along with a toilet and sink, but no in-room shower in the superliner trains (trains with two levels).

Bedroom Suites (Up to 6 people)

Bedroom suites are two bedrooms with the wall removed. This creates a larger space with two bunk beds, two easy chairs and two bathrooms.

Family Bedrooms (Up to 2 adults and 2 children)

Only available on superliner trains on the lower level, family bedrooms do not have bathrooms, but do have four beds, with one bunk bed sized for adults and one bunk bed sized for children (keep in mind that the children’s bunk is less than 5 feet long). When not in sleeper mode, there is one sofa and two chairs in the family bedroom.

More Information

Amtrak dining options
Amtrak routes with sleeper cars
Amtrak routes with observation cars
7 things to pack for your Amtrak trip

 

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