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Amtrak tickets, schedules and train routes

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Amtrak popular routes and schedules

Popular routesFirst and last departuresAverage durationMinimum price
New York → BostonFirst and last departures5:05am — 9:29pmAverage duration4h 9mMinimum price$18
Boston → New YorkFirst and last departures5:05am — 8:11pmAverage duration3h 55mMinimum price$17
New York → PhiladelphiaFirst and last departures12:20am — 11:58pmAverage duration1h 23mMinimum price$13
Philadelphia → New YorkFirst and last departures12:11am — 11:15pmAverage duration1h 26mMinimum price$13
Washington → New YorkFirst and last departures5:00am — 10:00pmAverage duration3h 21mMinimum price$24

Amtrak train services

Amtrak destinations

Amtrak pacific surfliner
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Amtrak Train on its way to Chicago by Justin Hu
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Amenities on Amtrak trains

  • Air conditioning
  • Toilet
  • Standard seat
  • Snack

Amtrak's Coverage in Numbers

  • Daily Trains29221
  • Cities907
  • Countries3
  • Routes54868

Amtrak Train classes

  • Economy
Reviews

Amtrak User Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked their tickets with Amtrak

Ratings and Reviews (3329)

Riding the Amtrak was easy. It’s a very clean train. They offer a snack pack and bottle water also. Better snacks than any airline. I will definitely use Amtrak in the future.

Renee A.

February 13, 2024
The travel is fine but the delay of schedule caused having to wait longer at the station and caused challenges with making new pickup arrangements. Should have arrived to final destination at 7:40 pm. With the delay, will arrive at final destination between 9:00 pm - 9:15 pm.

Joua L.

February 7, 2024
Driver was very helpful and he guided us for further going to airport. Everything went smoothly.

Sohan S.

February 7, 2024
The price is right! The train was super clean and the ride to Chicago was on time.

Jennifer L.

February 5, 2024
The amtrak train did not look clean. There was something licking from the train ceiling to the seat, we had to move to another seat

Ronny S.

January 31, 2024
Frequently Asked Questions

Amtrak FAQ

Yes, Wi-Fi is available on most Amtrak trains and at a few stations.

Yes, Amtrak trains have power outlets so you can charge your devices during your trip. Generally, there are two power sockets per row of seats.

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.

Most Amtrak offers a variety of food options for purchase, including hot meals, sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacks and drinks. The menu changes according to the route, but the cafe car works from early morning until late at night, so you can easily find something to eat and drink during your journey. Amtrak also offers a special dining car on some routes, with sit-down meal service.

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. Pets must weigh up to 20 lbs (combined weight of the pet + container), and different fees apply according to each route. Also, make sure to make a reservation in advance, as there's a limit of five pets per train.

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 travelers so you're sure to have a pleasant train trip.

A few Amtrak trains have specific spaces for bicycles, and most stations have bike racks or storage areas. You can check your bike for $10; it has to be in a bicycle container box, which is sold at most train stations.

No, you can simply use your online ticket to board the train. There's no need to print. This way is easier for you and better for the environment, right?

Yes, Amtrak offers quiet cars on most of its trains. These cars have reduced noise and lighting and are a great option if you want to relax or get some work done during your trip.

You will need to show a valid ID when boarding an Amtrak train. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, passport, military ID, or state-issued ID card.

Amtrak regular trains are the standard trains that run on most Amtrak routes. In contrast, Acela trains are the high-speed trains that operate on the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, DC. Acela trains are more expensive than regular trains, but they offer a faster and more comfortable journey. Both trains offer Wi-Fi, power outlets, and spacious seats with plenty of legroom.

Yes, Amtrak offers a variety of accommodations for passengers with disabilities, as well as boarding assistance at the stations.

Personal items: Amtrak allows travelers to take two personal items onboard. They should be up to 25 lbs (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches.

Carry-on items: you can take two carry-on items weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg) and not larger than 28 x 22 x 14 inches. Keep in mind you'll have to be able to store your luggage in the overhead compartment on the train, so you need to be able to lift them.

Checked baggage: travelers can check two bags for free, up to 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 75 linear inches each. If you wish to check additional baggage, there is a $20 fee. Each passenger can check up to 4 pieces.

Also, don't forget to attach ID tags to all your luggage.

Yes, all Amtrak trains have bathrooms equipped with toilets, toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and some also have a sink.

Customer service is available at +1 (800) 872-7245

Amtrak operates a network of over 40 regional services in the United States. Some of the key routes include New York City to Washington, DC; Los Angeles to San Diego; Chicago to Milwaukee; Seattle to Portland; Boston to New York City; Philadelphia to Harrisburg; Miami to West Palm Beach; New Orleans to Baton Rouge; Denver to Glenwood Springs; and San Francisco to Sacramento.

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Amtrak train stations

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