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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Who owns Amtrak?

Amtrak, officially called the The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a corporation that was chartered by the U.S. government in 1970 (operation began May 1, 1971). The federal government owns the majority of the stock (source), but despite this, Amtrak is classified as an independent agency. Other things to know: Amtrak has a Board of … Continue reading Who owns Amtrak?

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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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Are Amtrak seats assigned?

Amtrak seats

In almost all cases, Amtrak seats are not assigned. The exception is Acela Express route seats and business class seating on the Northeast Regional, Carolinian, Palmetto, and Vermonter. Otherwise, Amtrak has a first-come, first-serve seating policy for coach seats. Essentially, you board the train and look for open seats in the coach or quiet car. … Continue reading Are Amtrak seats assigned?

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Which Amtrak station is closest to Boston Logan Airport?

Boston Logan Airport

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?

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