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About Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak Empire Builder is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Empire Builder tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Empire Builder serves 625 routes, connecting 45 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Empire Builder runs an average of 270 trips per day and 3,777 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $10.61 to $545.01 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Empire Builder train Coverage

Daily Trips270
stations45
cities45
countries1

Amtrak Empire Builder train amenities

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Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Empire Builder

Overall review score for Amtrak Empire Builder
4.4
Based on 133 reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
3.4
Value
3.4
Condition
4.2
Britney
1.0
October 13, 2019Vacation
Cons
My train was delayed 2.5 hours. I had to find out by other travelers. No text message - no email. Very disappointed
Zhexuan
5.0
September 15, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
I think my trip is very happy in the train
Cons
No,it's very perfect.
Tips
They also think very happy.
Rhonda
3.0
July 22, 2019Vacation
Cons
great leg room, quiet, air conditioned
Tips
ask Amtrak workers the process for boarding and keep asking. lack of direction when boarding!

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from La Crosse to Milwaukee with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
5.0
Value
4.4
Condition
4.6
Latroi
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable and relaxing.
Tips
Take Amtrak, no traffic worries.
Kabel
5.0
November 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Quick travel home from school
Robert
5.0
October 5, 2019Business
Cons
It will be difficult to use the train if it is suppose to leave at 10:45 but doesn't leave until nearly one PM. ie not to reliable, can't make it to business meetings if its so late.
Tips
not at this time
Elizabeth Moran
5.0
September 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
relaxing
Cons
the bathroom was clean but a few replacements could be done (toilet seat, shiney faucets)
Isabelle
4.0
September 7, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
There was wifi but it did not work.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Wenatchee with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.4
Value
4.0
Condition
4.6
Arturo
5.0
January 29, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Wonderfull experience
Jose
5.0
July 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The view of nature
Jose
5.0
June 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The views
William
3.0
May 30, 2019Business
Pros
Scenery and seating
Cons
Limiting the amount of intercom use and improving delay response time

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Wenatchee to Seattle with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 20 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.6
Condition
4.4
Terri
1.0
January 14, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The commraderie of the passengers in the unfavorable circumstances. The cabin crew was at best aloof, at worst rude.
Cons
A crew with people skills would be a start.
Larkin
4.0
December 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Early morning travel, and fairly quiet, even with quite a few small children aboard.
Cons
Restrooms in my car all out of order.
Janet
5.0
October 19, 2019Couples trip
Pros
WE WENT TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE FALL COLORS,THEY WERE GORGEOUS
Cons
NOTHING
Tips
ENJOY THE TRIP,BRING SNACKS AND DRINK
Jacob
5.0
September 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
New experience
Cons
Food was crazy expensive
Tips
Enjoy
Jose
5.0
July 12, 2019Visiting family
Pros
View of nature

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Milwaukee to La Crosse with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
2.8
Condition
4.3
Abigail
5.0
November 3, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Wifi would have made this trip a whole lot better. I had tons of homework to do but was unable to do any of it.
Timothy
4.0
October 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was quick and was able to move around easily
Cons
Being able to sit with people I want to sit with, without going to the lounging area.
Kabel
4.0
September 22, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Conveniant
Jessica
4.0
May 31, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The seats were spacious.
Cons
It was over $60 for me and my dog. He travels in a bag, I feel the price was a bit excessive for that.
Tips
None. m

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to La Crosse with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.0
William
5.0
October 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Very comfortable and accommodating
Grainne
5.0
September 12, 2019
Pros
Just enjoyed everything
Cons
More cleaner
Tips
Hopefully
Alison
5.0
September 1, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy, comfortable and roomy
Cons
Pretty cold on that train! A blanket was in order😊
Mary
4.0
July 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Easy to find the gate
Cons
My first time on a train. It would be nice if there was a brochure explaining the meal car, where restrooms were, snacks, lounge. Can you walk around into different cars? We could not hear announcements.

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Vancouver to Pasco with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.3
Value
4.5
Condition
4.7
Melissa
5.0
October 18, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Relaxing, pleasant, smooth ride, good temperature, convenient electrical outlet for charging. Large clean windows enjoyable sight seeing. Spacious seating...able to stretch legs and also keep my carryon luggage with me. Seats recline nicely for comfort. Allowed to bri...More
Cons
Being on time.
Tips
May want pillow and small blanket for long trip.
Hazel
3.0
October 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was fine other stop to take a senior off the train because of a gun
Cons
It was fine
Tips
Be calm take a nap...
Savannah
5.0
August 3, 2019Vacation
Pros
Fast and easy trip to Pasco

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from St Paul to Fargo with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Benjamin
5.0
October 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very easy to get on and off the train. No lines or waiting. Bag check was free and easy, too.
Kathy
3.0
June 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
comfort ,
Cons
the times - both arriving at destination was late and departure was almost 2 hours late -

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Pasco to Portland with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.7
Melissa
4.0
October 4, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
Didnt have to drive. Mostly quiet
Cons
Staff was somewhat rude. Quite a few staff interactions I noticed were just not professional or friendly
Tips
Find out if train is on time. Train station is boring
Mary
4.0
September 16, 2019Vacation
Pros
quiet, scenery was great
Cons
Snack bar lady could improve her attitude
Sandra
5.0
August 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Beautiful scenery and comfortable

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Leavenworth with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.0
Noriko
5.0
October 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Super helpful staff on the train
Jayke
3.0
August 2, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Cool view, great staff
Cons
the people riding were very smelly and disruptive

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Empire Builder?

No, Amtrak Empire Builder does not offer WiFi at this time. We find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire train ride.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Empire Builder train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Empire Builder train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Empire Builder might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Empire Builder offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Empire Builder does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Empire Builder train?

Yes, Amtrak Empire Builder requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Empire Builder?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Empire Builder by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Empire Builder trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Empire Builder train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Empire Builder trips?

Amtrak Empire Builder provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Empire Builder ticket?

Amtrak Empire Builder does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Empire Builder offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Empire Builder goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Empire Builder advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Empire Builder serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 45 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Empire Builder schedules and routes.

Seattle to Wenatchee
Daily Trips1
Price$30.50
Portland to Spokane
Daily Trips1
Price$61.00
Seattle to Leavenworth
Daily Trips1
Price$26.52
Wisconsin Dells to Chicago
Daily Trips2
Price$42.43
St Paul to Chicago
Daily Trips2
Price$76.91

Cheap Amtrak Empire Builder ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 270 Amtrak Empire Builder trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Empire Builder tickets start at just $10.61. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Columbus to Wishram
Travel DateSat Feb 29
Price$194.93
Portland to Chicago
Travel DateTue Feb 18
Price$200.23
Leavenworth to Wenatchee
Travel DateThu Feb 20
Price$10.61
Libby to Tomah
Travel DateTue Feb 18
Price$185.65
Everett to Edmonds
Travel DateThu Feb 27
Price$11.93