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Amtrak tickets and train schedules

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Amtrak popular routes and schedules

Popular routesFirst and last departuresAverage durationMinimum price
Vancouver → SeattleFirst and last departures6:35am — 5:45pmAverage duration4h 25mMinimum price$51
Seattle → VancouverFirst and last departures7:50am — 7:00pmAverage duration4hMinimum price$51
New York → PhiladelphiaFirst and last departures12:20am — 11:58pmAverage duration1h 22mMinimum price$16
New York → WashingtonFirst and last departures12:20am — 11:05pmAverage duration3h 20mMinimum price$31
Boston → New YorkFirst and last departures5:00am — 8:11pmAverage duration3h 53mMinimum price$24

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Amenities on board Amtrak trains

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Amenities on Amtrak trains

  • Air conditioning
  • Toilet
  • Standard seat
  • Snack

Amtrak’s Coverage in Numbers

  • Daily Trains27249
  • Cities908
  • Countries3
  • Routes52255

Amtrak User Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked their tickets with Amtrak

Ratings and Reviews (3035)

The services are good but I did not like the time we stay at the great hall to wait another train.

Jean Paul M.

December 11, 2023
Amazing, they really help me when i took wrong my train, they help me to continue my trip safe

Silvana G.

December 10, 2023
To start supposed to leave salem at 3:39 pm train wasn't there until after 8pm so delayed by over 4hrs

Shane S.

December 10, 2023
Such a pleasant trip into Chicago…clean, comfortable and so much easier than driving in big city traffic and hunting for decent parking!

Katharine M.

December 8, 2023
The YARTS and Amtrak train was great, but the Amtrak connection bus was not so nice. The driver was rude and unhelpful, extremely confrontational with other passengers.

Snehal J.

December 7, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions

Amtrak FAQ

Yes, there is free onboard WiFi on most of their trains and stations.

No, there aren't any power outlets or USB plugs on Amtrak. If available, we recommend bringing a battery pack to keep your devices charged during longer train rides. You can also bring a good book to pass the time during your trip.

Yes, Amtrak has a toilet on board. The toilet is located at the back of the train or near the middle. Remember to bring hand sanitizer with you, as most trains do not have running water.

Yes, you will be able to enjoy food and drinks when travelling with Amtrak. When selecting your Amtrak departure on Busbud, you will be able to see if you will get snacks or a full meal.

Yes, a printed ticket is mandatory to board the train with Amtrak. We recommend printing your ticket before heading to the station, as not all stations offer printing machines. Remember to also bring with you a valid photo ID to board the train.

Yes, Amtrak allows passengers to travel with small dogs and cats in carriers when the trip doesn't exceed seven hours.

When taking the train with Amtrak, you will be able to enjoy Air conditioning, Standard seat, , Toilet. Amtrak offers a best-in-class experience to all travellers, so you're sure to have a pleasant train trip.

Yes, Amtrak goes to Canada. The Maple Leaf travels from New York City to Toronto.

Whether it is cheaper to fly or use Amtrak depends on a number of factors, including the distance you are traveling, the time of year you are traveling, and the availability of discounts.

In general, Amtrak is cheaper than flying for shorter trips, especially if you book your tickets in advance. For example, a round-trip coach fare between New York City and Boston on Amtrak starts at $200, while a flight in basic economy starts at $257.

Amtrak's luggage policy allows each passenger to bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Carry-on bags must not exceed 50 pounds (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches (71 x 56 x 35 cm) in size. Personal items must not exceed 25 pounds (11 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches (36 x 28 x 18 cm) in size.

Checked baggage is also allowed, with a limit of two bags per passenger. Checked bags must not exceed 50 pounds (23 kg) and 75 linear inches (190 cm) in size. There is a fee of $20 per checked bag.

Yes, there are restrooms located in every car.

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Amtrak Popular Routes, Destinations and Stations