Amtrak trains with family bedrooms Amtrak vacations can be great fun for the whole family, especially when you book a private room that has windows on both sides of the train. The family bedroom offers this option, which is available on eight Amtrak routes (see list below). You’ll want to make sure this room type works for you before … Continue reading Amtrak trains with family bedrooms

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What major cities does Amtrak serve (and not serve)?

Chicago River Skyline

Amtrak travels to most major cities in the United States. Some of the busiest stations before the coronavirus pandemic were all in large cities, including: New YorkWashington D.C.PhiladelphiaChicago (pictured above)BostonLos AngelesSacramentoBaltimoreSeattlePortland (Oregon)San Diego Other medium to large cities with stations include: San JoseOaklandFresnoBakersfieldAnaheimOrlandoTampaMiamiJacksonvilleAtlantaBirminghamCharlotteRaleighDallasFort WorthAustinSan AntonioHoustonEl PasoTusconAlbuquerqueNew OrleansSt. LouisMemphisKansas CityOklahoma CityIndianapolisClevelandCincinnatiDetroitPittsburghMilwaukeeMinneapolis-St. PaulDenverOmahaSt. Lake City The better … Continue reading What major cities does Amtrak serve (and not serve)?

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Coach vs business class seats on Amtrak

Maple Leaf Business Class Seats

Depending on the Amtrak route, coach seats, business class seats, first class seats, roomettes and bedrooms are just some of your seating choices. If you don't need sleeping accommodations, then you may need to make a choice between coach and business seats when booking your tickets. Learn about the different options and perks below. Coach … Continue reading Coach vs business class seats on Amtrak

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Is Grand Central the same as Penn Station?

Grand Central Terminal NYC

Grand Central and New York Penn Station are two different train terminals in Manhattan. They were built by rival railroad companies in the early 20th century: New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad. Different trains still arrive and depart from these stations today. Here's what you need to know: Grand Central Opened in 1913 A very … Continue reading Is Grand Central the same as Penn Station?

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Can Amtrak ship my car?

Amtrak transports vehicles, including cars, on the Auto Train that travels non-stop between Virginia and Florida. However, you have to be a ticketed Amtrak passenger and travel with your vehicle in order to use this service. View vehicle requirements and dimensions allowed on the Amtrak train. Additionally, there is some space for specialized vehicles including … Continue reading Can Amtrak ship my car?

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How long does it take to travel across the U.S. by train?

Southwest Chief route in Colorado

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?

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