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
Most Amtrak trains allow small cats and dogs that are 20 pounds or less, at least eight weeks old and traveling seven hours or less. Pets must remain in a soft or hard-case pet carrier, which counts as a carry-on bag, and you must book a coach seat (not first class, business class, roomette or … Continue reading Which Amtrak trains allow pets?
The Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is near the BWI Amtrak Station. A free shuttle is available between the two that operates 24 hours/day. The shuttle picks up passengers outside each designated airline check-in counter. Travel time is about 10 minutes. Once at the Amtrak station, you can connect with Northeast Regional, Acela Express, Vermonter and Palmetto Amtrak … Continue reading How do I get from BWI to Amtrak?
Dulles International Airport is one of Washington D.C.'s major airports. There are three Amtrak stations that are 30 to 40 minutes away by car: Manassas, Burke Centre (in Fairfax, Virginia) and Rockville (in Maryland). See what you need to know about each option below, and why you might want to use D.C.'s Union Station although … Continue reading Which Amtrak station is closest to Dulles airport?
Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination in South Carolina. If you are traveling there by train, the closest Amtrak station is Florence on the Silver Meteor and Palmetto routes. However, it is a 1.5 hour drive to reach Myrtle Beach once off the train, so you'll need to plan ahead. Things to Know Book … Continue reading Which Amtrak station is closest to Myrtle Beach?
If you are going to a baseball game at Fenway Park, the closest Amtrak station is Boston's Back Bay Station. Walking time is 25 minutes or connect with the green subway line for a 17-minute commute (view transit directions from Amtrak). However, if you are traveling on the Downeaster, trains stop at Boston's North Station … Continue reading Which Amtrak station is closest to Fenway Park?
You'll typically have WiFi on Amtrak routes that travel regionally (such as within one or two states) or that travel through highly-populated areas. Most long-distance Amtrak trains do not have WiFi, so be sure to plan ahead to bring other forms of entertainment while traveling across the country. See below for the current list of Amtrak … Continue reading Amtrak routes with WiFi
New York City's Penn Station is a large underground rail station that stretches from 7th Avenue to 8th Avenue in Manhattan. While you can technically use any entrance to reach the Amtrak trains, it is easiest to enter the station off of 8th Avenue, which is above the Amtrak waiting room, boarding area and ticket … Continue reading Which Penn Station entrance should I use for Amtrak in New York City?
Amtrak tickets are refundable, but in some cases only in a limited time period based on the type of ticket you purchased. See below for the deadlines to get a full refund on your original form of payment. In all cases, you must cancel before the train departure to get either a refund or a … Continue reading Are Amtrak tickets refundable?
An Amtrak sleeper car is a train car that contains restrooms, shower rooms and sleeping accommodations (not coach seats). Only the overnight and long-distance trains have sleeper cars, which contain roomettes and bedrooms. Meals are also included when you purchase one of these overnight sleeping options. See the list below to view the Amtrak routes … Continue reading Amtrak routes with sleeper cars