23 January 2024- VacationHouston to New Orleans
Pros: The coach seats are very comfortable and very roomy and even if the person in front reclines their seat it doesn’t impact you. The cafe is good on the train and has a selection of items. Definitely enjoyed the train and the time passed quickly. Cons: Better toilets. Tips: Bring book or if overnight bring a blanket for sleeping.
26 August 2023- BusinessNew Orleans to Houston
Pros: Everything, except that there's no free snack and/or drink (even water). Cons: Include snack and water for those who want it. Tips: Overall, travel experience is top-notch. Keep it up.
11 August 2023- Solo travelHouston to Lake Charles
Pros: It was interesting. It was my first time riding on a train and I wanted to try it out. I sat with a friendly stranger. Cons: The price of the food was much too high at $45.00 so I didn’t eat. Tips: Bring food or extra money.
5 August 2023- Couples tripNew Orleans to Houston
Pros: We were able to bid for an upgrade to a roomette which included meals - super comfortable and great value for money! Cons: No announcements on the effect of delays on arrival time. Family meeting us waited over 2 hours which could have been avoided. Tips: Upgrade if you get the chance!
18 June 2023- Solo travelSan Antonio to Houston
Pros: Price and able to rest in route. Cons: Restrooms were filthy.
25 May 2023- Visiting friendsSan Antonio to El Paso
Pros: The peace and relaxation. Cons: No Complaints at all. Tips: Amtrak Train is the best way to travel on land.
14 May 2023- Solo travelLafayette to New Orleans
Pros: Awesome!! Will be back. Tips: Enjoy the experience.
14 February 2023- Visiting familyHouston to New Orleans
Pros: it was not too busy. Cons: getting to destination on time.
1 January 2023Houston to New Orleans
Pros: I like the comfortability and the easiness of the trip. I enjoyed the feeling that I had extra bedroom and extra room all in general. There are options to get food in or snacks on the train I highly recommend traveling with Amtrak for your future travel needs. Cons: Departure and Arrival times.
26 December 2022- Visiting familyLos Angeles to Houston
Pros: It was quite and comfortable. Cons: Get air fresheners for passengers that dont share the same ethics/culture/cleanliness as majority of travelers. Something that’s a soft fragrance to not set of allergies BUT strong enough to eliminate odor. Tips: Bring food, bring a cover/pillow.
24 November 2022- Visiting friendsLos Angeles to Houston
Pros: Unlike my first trip from Houston to Los Angeles, when I was offered double seat, the return trip was shared with a stranger despite the car having empty seats. I really appreciate the staff who assigned my seat from Houston to Los Angeles despite being late for 7 Hours. IN time of cov19, it's appreciated to offer double seats to solo travelers, especially when there are empty seats within the same destination car. Cons: Offer double seats to solo travelers especially when there are empty seats within the same destination car. Tips: Prepare for delays. Bring your own food, disposable pillows for over night. Install enough games on your devices when WiFi not available IN this particular route.
16 October 2022- Visiting familySan Antonio to Houston
Pros: Everything! Cons: Nothing.
14 October 2022- Visiting friendsHouston to Lake Charles
Pros: Bua was clean and driver was good. Cons: May b provide water bottle. Tips: Keep water bottles.
10 October 2022- Solo travelLos Angeles to Houston
Pros: I didn’t like my trip at all they stopped so many times for no reason we were supposed to be there at 11 and did not make it till 4:00. Cons: I would think they need to stop having delays.
19 August 2022- Solo travelYuma to Los Angeles
Pros: n/a. Cons: repeat travels now ---- 8 times this year every one massively late to yuma,...this past trip was 5 hours late in arrival....,,no consideration...train tracker sometime does not work...next trip is on greyhound which ive never taken before, amtrak needs to have far better scheduling and monitoring given this is a track which shares freight trains....still no excuse for such poor timing on every single trip so far. Tips: repeat travels now ---- 8 times this year every one massively late to yuma,...this past trip was 5 hours late in arrival....,,no consideration...train tracker sometime does not work...next trip is on greyhound which ive never taken before, amtrak needs to have far better scheduling and monitoring given this is a track which shares freight trains....still no excuse for such poor timing on every single trip so far.