Seattle to Vancouver by train

Vancouver Canada skyline and boats

Trains on the Amtrak Cascades route travel between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. multiple times each day. Total trip time is about four hours. In comparison, drive time is 2.5 hours and flight time is about one hour. Here are the things you need to know when planning your trip. This website is reader supported and … Continue reading Seattle to Vancouver by train


New York City to Niagara Falls by train

Niagara Falls Observation Decks

Two Amtrak routes depart New York City and travel to Niagara Falls: Empire Service and Maple Leaf. Both routes depart from New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan and travel through the Hudson River Valley. The scenery is beautiful and you'll spend 9.5 hours on the train before arriving at the Amtrak station in Niagara … Continue reading New York City to Niagara Falls by train

New England Amtrak Routes Eight Amtrak routes travel to and from New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut). Most are used for commuting or regional travel. The exception is the long-distance Lake Shore Limited trains, which travel between Boston and Chicago. The Acela, Northeast Regional and Vermonter also travel longer distances -- you can … Continue reading New England Amtrak Routes

Philadelphia to Florida by train Two Amtrak train routes stop in Philadelphia and travel to Florida: the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star. It's easy overnight trip with a departure from the 30th Street Station in downtown Philly. As a bonus, trains have WiFi and are almost always on time as they originate in New York City (just three … Continue reading Philadelphia to Florida by train

Capitol Limited vs Lake Shore Limited

Capitol Limited train crossing the Potomac River

The Capitol Limited and the Lake Shore Limited are two long-distance Amtrak routes that travel between Chicago and the East Coast. Trains stop at the same stations in Northern Indiana and Ohio, but outside of the Midwest the routes diverge. The Capitol Limited trains travel to and from Washington D.C. via West Virginia while Lake … Continue reading Capitol Limited vs Lake Shore Limited

Virginia to Florida by train There are three Amtrak routes to choose from if you want to travel from Virginia to Florida by train: Auto Train, Silver Meteor and Silver Star. All three routes have coach seats and sleeper cars with private accommodations. Meals are included for sleeper car passengers on all three routes and the Auto Train uniquely … Continue reading Virginia to Florida by train

Empire Builder vs Coast Starlight

Coast Starlight near Ventura California

The Empire Builder and Coast Starlight are two of Amtrak's most popular long-distance routes. Both stop in Seattle, have beautiful scenery, and the same on-board amenities. However, the scenery is very different, and the sights you want to see and the destinations you want to visit will be the biggest factor in deciding which route … Continue reading Empire Builder vs Coast Starlight

Cardinal vs Capitol Limited

Cardinal Train in Virginia

The Cardinal and Capitol Limited are two of Amtrak's long-distance routes. Both travel between Chicago and the East Coast through the Alleghany Mountains. However, the Cardinal only operates three days each week while the Capitol Limited is a daily train. The Capitol Limited is also a much shorter route and is the fastest way to … Continue reading Cardinal vs Capitol Limited

Which Amtrak station is best for Glacier National Park?

Glacier National Park sign (West Glacier)

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?

Keystone Service vs Northeast Regional Amtrak's Keystone Service and Northeast Regional routes are predominantly used as regional commuter trains in the Northeast United States. Both also travel between Philadelphia and New York City -- but that's where the commonalities end. Keystone Service primarily travels east and west, connecting cities in Pennsylvania with New Jersey and New York City. On … Continue reading Keystone Service vs Northeast Regional

New York City to Florida by train Amtrak's Silver Service trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, both travel to Florida from New York City. Miami is the final destination, but there are many other Florida Amtrak stations to choose from. Here's what you need to know when planning your trip. How long is the trip from NYC to Florida? New … Continue reading New York City to Florida by train

Coast Starlight vs Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train in Portland, Oregon

The Coast Starlight and Amtrak Cascades routes travel along the beautiful Pacific Northwest coast. But that's where the similarities end. The Coast Starlight is a long-distance train with a sleeper car and sightseer lounge while the Amtrak Cascades is a European-designed train that travels a shorter distance (and into Canada). Learn more about the differences … Continue reading Coast Starlight vs Amtrak Cascades