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

Amtrak travel from Tampa to Miami: Tips and things to know

One Amtrak train travels from Tampa to Miami each day on the Silver Star route. The trip takes just one hour longer than driving, but be aware that the train is arriving from New York City and delays (sometimes long ones) can happen. To improve your experience, see tips and things to know below. ScheduleTrains … Continue reading Amtrak travel from Tampa to Miami: Tips and things to know

Amtrak travel from Boston to New York: Things to know

Acela Express Amtrak train in Boston

Planning an Amtrak trip from Boston to New York? Good news is that it is a relatively easy commute with multiple departure times and trains on two routes: Acela Express and Northeast Regional. See information on schedules and other things to know below. Schedules Many trains each day depart from Boston and travel to New … Continue reading Amtrak travel from Boston to New York: Things to know

10 National Parks closest to Amtrak

National parks are popular destinations whether you're planning to drive, fly or take an Amtrak train to visit the natural wonders in the United States. Many Amtrak vacation packages can be misleading, as not many national parks are actually near stations. Rather, some require a bus ride as long as five hours after getting off … Continue reading 10 National Parks closest to Amtrak

Amtrak travel from Raleigh to Atlanta: Things to know

If you are planning to take Amtrak from Raleigh to Atlanta, it isn't a quick or direct route. Atlanta is on the Crescent Amtrak route while Raleigh is not, so a train transfer is required in Charlotte. See below to learn more about schedules, travel times and tips for making this rail trip. Schedules Multiple¬†Carolinian … Continue reading Amtrak travel from Raleigh to Atlanta: Things to know