Capitol Limited vs Lake Shore Limited

Capitol Limited train crossing the Potomac River

The Capitol Limited and the Lake Shore Limited are two long-distance Amtrak routes that travel between Chicago and the East Coast. Trains stop at the same stations in Northern Indiana and Ohio, but outside of the Midwest the routes diverge. The Capitol Limited trains travel to and from Washington D.C. via West Virginia while Lake … Continue reading Capitol Limited vs Lake Shore Limited

Virginia to Florida by train There are three Amtrak routes to choose from if you want to travel from Virginia to Florida by train: Auto Train, Silver Meteor and Silver Star. All three routes have coach seats and sleeper cars with private accommodations. Meals are included for sleeper car passengers on all three routes and the Auto Train uniquely … Continue reading Virginia to Florida by train

Empire Builder vs Coast Starlight

Coast Starlight near Ventura California

The Empire Builder and Coast Starlight are two of Amtrak's most popular long-distance routes. Both stop in Seattle, have beautiful scenery, and the same on-board amenities. However, the scenery is very different, and the sights you want to see and the destinations you want to visit will be the biggest factor in deciding which route … Continue reading Empire Builder vs Coast Starlight

Cardinal vs Capitol Limited

Cardinal Train in Virginia

The Cardinal and Capitol Limited are two of Amtrak's long-distance routes. Both travel between Chicago and the East Coast through the Alleghany Mountains. However, the Cardinal only operates three days each week while the Capitol Limited is a daily train. The Capitol Limited is also a much shorter route and is the fastest way to … Continue reading Cardinal vs Capitol Limited

Which Amtrak station is best for Glacier National Park?

Glacier National Park sign (West Glacier)

Glacier National Park is one of the easiest destinations to reach via Amtrak train. There are four train stations near the park (all on the Empire Builder route), each with different amenities and lodging experiences. To help with your decision, here's what you need to know about each. Best Station Overall: Whitefish Photo by Roy … Continue reading Which Amtrak station is best for Glacier National Park?

Keystone Service vs Northeast Regional Amtrak's Keystone Service and Northeast Regional routes are predominantly used as regional commuter trains in the Northeast United States. Both also travel between Philadelphia and New York City -- but that's where the commonalities end. Keystone Service primarily travels east and west, connecting cities in Pennsylvania with New Jersey and New York City. On … Continue reading Keystone Service vs Northeast Regional