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About Acela

Acela is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Acela tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Acela serves 218 train routes, connecting 14 cities in 1 countries. To cover all these routes Acela runs an average of 1,385 trips per day and 19,389 trips per month. These train trips range in price from €23.57 to €444.23 based on a variety of factors.

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Acela train Coverage

Daily Trips1,385
stations16
cities14
countries1

Acela train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
BeverageBeverage
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
MealMeal
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Acela

Overall review score for Acela
4.6
Based on 37 reviews
New York - Boston
4.6
Based on 8 reviews
Based on 8 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New York to Boston with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.6
Value
3.0
Condition
4.6
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Craig
3.0
8 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
Got me home
Cons
Run on time
Polina
5.0
31 July 2019Business
Pros
Super comfortable ride, much better than flying.
Marina
4.0
28 July 2019Vacation
Cons
boarding the train
Robert
5.0
20 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
Love the Acela. Seems a lot shorter than actual!
Cons
Make more Coach fares available. Basically no diff in seats from Coach to Business,(except double the price...) but can’t get Coach seats unless a few weeks out.
Gad
5.0
12 June 2019Solo travel
Pros
on time, punkt!
Cons
no idea
Tips
Better than bus!
Boston - New York
4.8
Based on 5 reviews
Based on 5 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Boston to New York with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
2.0
Condition
4.5
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Tova
4.0
2 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Leaves and arrives on time
Cons
More space seat, help with luggage
Ipek
5.0
9 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nice and fast! Everything was as expected and on time.
Cons
I'd say it was slightly overpriced.
Bill
5.0
21 June 2019
Cons
price
Boston - Stamford
4.5
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Boston to Stamford with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
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Anne
4.0
6 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
The trip was pleasant, smooth and on time.
New York - Westwood
5.0
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New York to Westwood with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
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Wayne
5.0
4 October 2019Business
Pros
The scenic view was beautiful and the train travel very fast
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Get to the train early
Boston - Providence
4.0
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Boston to Providence with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
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Douglas
3.0
18 July 2019Business
Pros
Finally getting there.
Cons
Communication down on the platform. Where's the train? When is it coming? What train is this now? Train was sold out. Every seat taken. Crowded on the platform.
Tips
If you're going short haul (Boston to Providence), Acela's not really worth it. We were 30 mins late on a 29 min scheduled trip.
Newark - Washington
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
1.0
Condition
3.0
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Winston
5.0
8 July 2019Solo travel
Pros
Speed
Cons
Nothing
Newark - Westwood
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Newark to Westwood with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
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Brian
5.0
25 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfort, quiet environment to recharge and nice staff.
New York - New Haven
4.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New York to New Haven with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
2.0
Condition
5.0
New York - Philadelphia
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New York to Philadelphia with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Philadelphia - Boston
4.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Philadelphia to Boston with Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Is there WiFi onboard Acela?

Yes Acela offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Acela will have WiFi as advertised, some trips 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 outlets on a Acela train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Acela 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 Acela 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 Acela offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently 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 or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Acela 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, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Acela?

Yes, you can board Acela 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 Acela trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Acela 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 Acela trips?

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. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and 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. 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 Acela offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

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 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.

Cheap Acela ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 1,385 Acela trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Acela tickets start at just €23.57. 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!

Baltimore to Boston
Travel DateFri 18 Oct
Price€170.44
Washington to Westwood
Travel DateFri 25 Oct
Price€170.44
Baltimore to Providence
Travel DateFri 18 Oct
Price€170.44
Providence to Boston
Travel DateFri 18 Oct
Price€36.26
Boston to Trenton
Travel DateMon 21 Oct
Price€152.31