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About Acela

Acela is Amtrak's high speed train operating in the Northeast corridor between Boston and Washington DC with 12 stops along the way. On Wanderu, you’ll find Amtrak Acela tickets to many destinations, including Boston, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Delaware, Baltimore and many more. It’s easy to browse through the Acela schedule to find the best price, date, and time for your next train trip. Operating during peak morning and afternoon hours, Acela trains leave hourly with most stops conveniently located in cities' downtowns. The Acela can go as fast as 130-150 mph, making it the train of choice for those in a hurry.


Acela train coverage

Daily Trips643

Acela train amenities

Amtrak Acela Nonstop
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power pointPower point

Acela reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Acela
Based on 60 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Acela reviews from Wanderu customers
28 February 2020Regular commuter
Seats were comfy but few and far in between. I couldn't sit with my son.
The stops need to be longer. As we were trying to de-board in Providence the crowd coming on would not let us out. The crowd was so inconsiderate as we were trying to get off the train, they blocked us and were crawling over our luggage as we were trying to get off. We ...More
Stand by the exit when you are ready to de-board so other commuters don't run over you.
24 February 2020Vacation
Good value for money and more relaxing than flight.
Lower the cost of refreshments available on your train.
Take refreshments with you.
10 February 2020Business
I had no issues
1 February 2020Visiting friends
It was an very easy ordell. Way better than flying or driving.
26 January 2020Business
it is ontime and reasonably comfortable
Faster train
watch for the billeting boards

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Acela tickets refundable?

If your travel plans have changed, then Acela offers ticket cancellation and refunds. If you have specific questions about refund eligibility, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245. You can also modify or cancel your reservation on the Amtrak website. There is no fee if you cancel or change your reservation within 1 hour after booking, but after that a cancellation fee of 20% of the ticket price will apply, plus any price difference if a new ticket is booked.

What is Acela's luggage policy?

While other Amtrak trains offer carry-on and checked baggage services, Acela trains only allow carry-on items. There is no option to check baggage. Overhead bins, luggage racks and space underneath the passenger’s seat are available in each car, which allows travelers to bring 2 personal items up to 25 lbs and 14 x 11 x 7 inches each, and 2 carry-on bags up to 50 lbs and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each.

Are there assigned seats on Acela trains?

No, generally there are no assigned seats on the Acela train. Amtrak offers the ability to book assigned seats for select First Class tickets, but the seats will be automatically assigned to you.

What is Acela First Class?

Whether you’re booking Acela tickets for a short commute or traveling long distance, consider the premier First Class experience. Passengers in First Class enjoy the best amenities, including complimentary dining and beverage service and access to Club Acela lounges in Boston and New York. Each seat includes headrests, adjustable arm and footrests, as well as a complimentary newspaper. Each seat is also equipped with power outlets, WiFi, custom lighting and AC to make your journey even more relaxing and comfortable.

Do Acela trains have WiFi?

Yes, Acela offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Acela will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Acela WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Acela trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Acela might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Acela's schedule?

On a typical day, Acela has 643 scheduled train 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, Acela 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 train?

Yes, Acela 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, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there toilets on Acela trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Acela trains. 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 drinks offered during the trip?

Acela offers meal service during your trip with them. If you require a meal with special dietary restrictions, we suggest you contact Acela customer service directly to see if one can be arranged to meet your needs. Acela provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry. Don’t worry about being parched while traveling with Acela as they offer a beverage service to make sure you stay hydrated. Though we always recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you to make sure you have water within easy reach and help reduce unnecessary plastic waste.

Do you have to print your Acela ticket?

Acela does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Acela offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Acela goes the extra distance to deliver premium features 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 Acela offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Acela tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 643 Acela trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Acela tickets start at just £17.26. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Baltimore to Providence
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Providence to Washington
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Providence to Wilmington
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Westwood to Providence
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Boston to Trenton
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