Trains from Indiana to Florida

South Beach Park

A train trip from Indiana to Florida is doable, but not easy or short. In previous decades, the South Wind (1940-1971) and Floridan (1971-1979) passenger trains provided direct service, but today you must ride more than one Amtrak train to get to the Sunshine State. Note that if you are willing to rent a car … Continue reading Trains from Indiana to Florida

Northeast airports with the easiest connections to Amtrak

Reagan Washington National Airport

Combining a flight and an Amtrak train trip is a great way to expand your travel options. The Northeast United States in particular has many Amtrak stations near airports, so you can make this connection without a car, or shop around for the cheapest flights, as a neighboring city along an Amtrak route might offer … Continue reading Northeast airports with the easiest connections to Amtrak

Riding Amtrak between Florida and California

Two of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, Florida and California, are on opposite coasts. It's a long trip if you're flying, long if you are driving and even longer if you decide to take Amtrak because multiple trains are involved. The trip is doable if you have the time, and you … Continue reading Riding Amtrak between Florida and California

Amtrak’s 15 long-distance train routes and the places they go

Amtrak Southwest Chief in New Mexico

In addition to providing rail service in different regions of the United States, Amtrak also has 15 long-distance routes that travel overnight (sometimes multiple nights) to destinations across the country. These trains have sleeper and lounge cars, which provide additional space on a long journey. Explore the long-distance routes below to learn about the cities, … Continue reading Amtrak’s 15 long-distance train routes and the places they go

Amtrak travel between 30th Street Station and Penn Station: Tips and things to know

Traveling on Amtrak between New York City and Philadelphia? It's an easy train trip under 1.5 hours, and there multiple trains each day. Here's what you need to know. Train Routes The following regional Amtrak routes travel between the 30th Street Station and New York Penn Station: Acela Express, Northeast Regional,¬†Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian¬†and Vermonter. You'll … Continue reading Amtrak travel between 30th Street Station and Penn Station: Tips and things to know

5 things to know when traveling on Amtrak

Coach Amtrak Car

New to traveling on Amtrak? The U.S. passenger rail service provides a variety of train routes that can be used for commuting or long-distance trips. Since funding for train travel hasn't been a priority in the United States, Amtrak has its pros and cons, but it still offers an old-fashioned, adventurous and sometimes easier way … Continue reading 5 things to know when traveling on Amtrak

Most scenic Amtrak routes on the West Coast

Pacific Surfliner on the Arroyo Hondo Railway Bridge

Amtrak has several scenic west coast routes that travel along the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Columbia River, as well as through or near mountain ranges. There's a trip for everyone, whether you love the mountains or the water. See the five top routes below to learn more. Pacific Surflinerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saIGP7-X11I Pacific Surfliner trains travel in Southern … Continue reading Most scenic Amtrak routes on the West Coast

Amtrak travel from Grand Rapids to Chicago: Things to know

Grand Rapids Amtrak Station

Traveling from Grand Rapids to Chicago via Amtrak? Trip time is about four hours and you can choose from a rail-only commute via the Pere Marquette route or board an Amtrak bus from Grand Rapids to reach the Wolverine route in Kalamazoo. See more details below to plan your trip. Schedule There is only one … Continue reading Amtrak travel from Grand Rapids to Chicago: Things to know