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About Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a fleet of buses owned by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas without railroads or train service. With this service, passengers in these areas can access their nearest train station by taking a bus there. Likewise, Amtrak passengers can reach areas without train service by taking a connecting Thruway bus for the last leg of the trip. Amtrak Thruway buses can be found throughout the U.S., with 848 routes connecting 131 cities. Tickets are reasonably priced, starting at just $4.67.

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Amtrak Thruway bus coverage

Daily Trips885
stations148
cities131
countries2

Amtrak Thruway bus amenities

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Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards

Amtrak Thruway reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Thruway
4.7
Based on 233 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Timeliness
4.7
Staff
4.6
Value
4.0
Condition
4.7
Amtrak Thruway reviews from Wanderu customers
William
5.0
August 9, 2020Solo travel
Pros
John was great. Courteous and kept us informed about the trip and the stops we were going to make. Excellent driver also.John was great. Courteous and kept us informed about the trip and the stops we were going to make. Excellent driver also.
Cons
NothingNothing
Tips
If you don’t have a ride to Denver, this is the way to go. Cheap and efficient.If you don’t have a ride to Denver, this is the way to go. Cheap and efficient.
Brian
5.0
July 29, 2020Solo travel
Pros
everythingeverything
Cons
nothingnothing
Tips
nono
David
5.0
July 26, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Great tripGreat trip
Nestor
5.0
March 15, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The bus was in great conditions, clean and comfortable. The bus was in great conditions, clean and comfortable.
Daniel
5.0
March 2, 2020Solo travel
Pros
INCREDIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! The driver initially was 30 minutes late to the pick up spot. I thought it wasnt going to come so I took a kiss and by the time I came back out I saw it coasting down the street away from me. I called the administrator of the busline and...INCREDIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! The driver initially was 30 minutes late to the pick up spot. I thought it wasnt going to come so I took a kiss and by the time I came back out I saw it coasting down the street away from me. I called the administrator of the busline and they were able to convince the bus driver to turn around and pick me up. I was able to catch my bus connection in spokane thanks to their kindness.More
Cons
Not be 30 minutes late to the pick up spot. Other than that, everything was just peachy.Not be 30 minutes late to the pick up spot. Other than that, everything was just peachy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Amtrak Thruway buses have WiFi?

No, unfortunately Amtrak Thruway does not offer WiFi aboard its buses at this time. However, 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 bus ride.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Amtrak Thruway does not offer power outlets on their buses at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is Amtrak Thruway's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Thruway has 885 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Thruway 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.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

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

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Thruway buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Thruway buses. 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 available?

Amtrak Thruway does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Thruway ticket?

Yes, Amtrak Thruway requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Amtrak Thruway offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Thruway focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Amtrak Thruway tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 885 Amtrak Thruway trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Thruway tickets start at just $4.67. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Portland to Beaverton
Travel DateThu Dec 10
Price$4.67
Spokane to Seattle
Travel DateFri Dec 4
Price$38.73
San Diego to San Jose
Travel DateFri Dec 4
Price$81.79
Salinas to San Luis Obispo
Travel DateSat Dec 5
Price$36.06
Tualatin to Woodburn
Travel DateFri Dec 4
Price$4.67