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?
Amtrak routes on the East Coast travel in all coastal states from Maine to Florida. Some routes also travel to the middle of the country (to Chicago and New Orleans), which provide a way to visit more places and transfer to trains that travel farther west. View the list below to start exploring all of … Continue reading East Coast Amtrak Routes
If you're planning a trip on one of Amtrak's Superliner trains, there are seats and sleeping accommodations on two levels. Based on availability and the type of ticket you purchase, you may have the option to choose the upper or lower level. Both have pros and cons. Here's what you need to know in order … Continue reading Upper vs lower level on Amtrak
Viewliner is a specific type of rail car used on some Amtrak routes. There are only Viewliner sleeping, dining and baggage cars, which are single level and most identifiable by the "double-decker" windows (see photo above). All overnight trains that stop in New York City use Viewliners in order to fit in the tunnels surrounding … Continue reading Viewliner trains: Layout, routes and other things to know
Superliner trains are composed of “Superliner” rail cars — a specific model that has two levels. There are Superliner coach cars, sleeper cars, lounge cars and dining cars (to name a few) that can be combined in different ways depending on the needs of the Amtrak route. For example, sleeper and dining cars are added … Continue reading Superliner trains: Layout, routes and other things to know
Amtrak trains stop in almost all U.S. states. The exception is South Dakota, Wyoming, Hawaii and Alaska. To learn about where trains stop and where they go, view the list of Amtrak routes in each state below. Amtrak Routes in Alabama Crescent Amtrak Routes in Arizona Southwest ChiefSunset Limited Amtrak Routes in Arkansas Texas Eagle … Continue reading List of Amtrak Routes by State
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDGi8gtdA7g 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
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)?
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
Amtrak points are of part of the Amtrak Guest Rewards program, which is open to residents in the United States and Canada. You can earn points online or with an Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card. To get started, call 1-800-307-5000 to enroll in the rewards program or complete a short form on Amtrak.com. Once you … Continue reading How Amtrak Points Work