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?
Traveling on Amtrak between New York City and Philadelphia? It's an easy train trip under 1.5 hours, and there multiple trains each day. Here's what you need to know. Train Routes The following regional Amtrak routes travel between the 30th Street Station and New York Penn Station: Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian and Vermonter. You'll … Continue reading Amtrak travel between 30th Street Station and Penn Station: Tips and things to know
Amtrak has several different types of train cars that have specific functions. These train cars are either one level (Viewliner) or two levels (Superliner), and are combined (or taken apart in some cases) based on the needs of specific Amtrak routes. To learn more, view the list of car types below and things to know … Continue reading 9 types of Amtrak train cars
New to traveling on Amtrak? The U.S. passenger rail service provides a variety of train routes that can be used for commuting or long-distance trips. Since funding for train travel hasn't been a priority in the United States, Amtrak has its pros and cons, but it still offers an old-fashioned, adventurous and sometimes easier way … Continue reading 5 things to know when traveling on Amtrak
Starting Oct. 1, 2019, Amtrak dining options are changing. Dining car service is ending for some overnight routes, but you can still enjoy the dining car experience on the Auto Train and long-distance trains that travel west of the Mississippi River. See below for the list of dining options on each Amtrak route to learn … Continue reading Amtrak dining options