East Coast Amtrak Routes

USA East Coast map

Amtrak routes on the East Coast travel in all coastal states from Maine to Florida. Some routes also travel to the middle of the country (to Chicago and New Orleans), which provide a way to visit more places and transfer to trains that travel farther west. View the list below to start exploring all of … Continue reading East Coast Amtrak Routes

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Best Amtrak trips from San Antonio

New Orleans Canal streetcar

The long-distance Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited Amtrak trains stop in San Antonio and travel to Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona and California. There are options for day trips and overnight adventures, and whether you travel to a destination near or far, you can book private accommodations in the sleeper car or choose … Continue reading Best Amtrak trips from San Antonio

Chicago to San Francisco on Amtrak: 7 things to know

California Zephyr at Book Cliffs

The long-distance Amtrak trip from Chicago to San Francisco is one of the most popular in the United States. Trains travel through the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada via the California Zephyr route, and the scenery is absolutely stunning. Here's what you need to know when planning your trip. Amtrak trains don't travel to San … Continue reading Chicago to San Francisco on Amtrak: 7 things to know

U.S. states with the worst Amtrak arrival times

Coast Starlight at night

Long-distance Amtrak trips can be a great adventure, but one downside is that it is impossible for good arrival and departure times at all stations along the route. At most there is only one train each day in each direction, which means some states are literally left in the dark during overnight hours. To prepare … Continue reading U.S. states with the worst Amtrak arrival times