Due to decreased demand for rail service related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amtrak is modifying service on some of its long-distance routes starting in October. Frequency on these routes is changing from daily to three days per week. Two routes, Cardinal and Sunset Limited, were already operating on the three-day per week schedule and will … Continue reading Amtrak schedule changes in October: Things to know
There are pros and cons to Amtrak travel and pros and cons to getting on a plane. Your interest in seeing the country, need for on-time arrival or quick travel time are some of the top deciding factors when choosing between these transportation options. See below to learn more about Amtrak vs. flying. Pros of … Continue reading Amtrak vs Flying: Pros and Cons
In addition to providing rail service in different regions of the United States, Amtrak also has 15 long-distance routes that travel overnight (sometimes multiple nights) to destinations across the country. These trains have sleeper and lounge cars, which provide additional space on a long journey. Explore the long-distance routes below to learn about the cities, … Continue reading Amtrak’s 15 long-distance train routes and the places they go
Social distancing and reducing travel is key at this time to limit the spread of coronavirus. If you need to change your Amtrak travel plans or will travel in the near future, here is what you need to know to travel well. This article was last updated on September 9, 2020. Information is changing quickly, … Continue reading Amtrak and coronavirus: Things to know
Amtrak has recently ended traditional dining car service on some of its routes east of the Mississippi River. However, many of the scenic, long-distance trains still have a dining car where you can sit and order meals during your rail trip. View the list below to learn more. Dining Car Routes Auto Train California Zephyr … Continue reading Amtrak routes with dining cars
To travel across the United States by rail, you'll have to ride more than one Amtrak train. The shortest trip time without any delays is approximately 61 hours (between two and three days) , plus a four hour layover. You can also choose from multiple start and end cities based on your preferences, which are … Continue reading How long does it take to travel across the U.S. by train?
Yes, you can bring food on Amtrak trains that you can eat at your seat or in the Superliner sightseer lounge if that is available on your train. We encourage bringing food on board, including to-go meals from restaurants near stations, if you have special diet needs, like to eat large amounts of fresh fruit … Continue reading Can you bring food on Amtrak trains?
Amtrak roomettes are private (and small) sleeping accommodations on long-distance trains. There are sliding doors that you can close at any time, or leave the door open for easy access to the hallway. You can lock the door when you are inside the roomette, but you cannot lock it from the outside, so avoid leaving … Continue reading Are Amtrak roomettes private?
In almost all cases, Amtrak seats are not assigned. The exception is first class seats on the Acela Express and business class seats on the Northeast Regional starting January 11, 2020. If you are not purchasing these tickets, then Amtrak has a first-come, first-serve seating policy for coach seats. Essentially, you board the train and … Continue reading Are Amtrak seats assigned?
Two Amtrak stations are less than a 10-minute drive from Boston Logan Airport: North Station and South Station. North Station trains head north only with a final destination in Maine. South Station trains travel along the coast to Virginia. See below for more information about each station and tips for traveling to and from the … Continue reading Which Amtrak station is closest to Boston Logan Airport?