There are pros and cons to Amtrak travel and pros and cons to getting on a plane. Your interest in seeing the country, need for on-time arrival or quick travel time are some of the top deciding factors when choosing between these transportation options. See below to learn more about Amtrak vs. flying. Pros of … Continue reading Amtrak vs Flying: Pros and Cons
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?
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?