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About Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Lake Shore Limited tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited serves 380 routes, connecting 25 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Lake Shore Limited runs an average of 336 trips per day and 4,702 trips per month. These train trips range in price from €3.88 to €186.18 based on a variety of factors.

Contact Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

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Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train coverage

Daily Trips336
stations26
cities25
countries1

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train amenities

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 65 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 129 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 138 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 162 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 129 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 150 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 154 reviews

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited Routes & Network

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited’s train network features 380 train routes that connect 25 cities serving 26 stations. On average, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited performs about 336 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers the highest number of daily train service include Chicago and Rochester.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Chicago205:20 am4:12 am
Boston175:27 am4:59 am
New York235:27 am4:59 am
Syracuse178:15 am4:59 am
Rochester174:27 am4:59 am
Rensselaer187:15 am4:59 am
Springfield155:20 am3:59 am
Cleveland184:20 am4:59 am
Pittsfield21:53 pm2:30 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Pennsylvania150Erie
Indiana3297South Bend
Ohio5374Cleveland
Illinois1754Chicago
Massachusetts5660Boston
New York102414New York

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

(Based on 190 reviews)

4.3
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.3

Timeliness

4.2

Staff

4.3

Value

4.0

Condition

4.4

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited passenger reviews

1.0

Peter

18 October 2021- Vacation

Rensselaer to Boston

Pros: The staff. Cons: Not being 4 1/2 hours late. Tips: Allow for absurdly late trains.

Pros: The staff. Cons: Not being 4 1/2 hours late. Tips: Allow for absurdly late trains.

5.0

Peter

3 October 2021- Visiting friends

Boston to Rensselaer

Pros: The staff Could not have been nicer Great trip! Cons: Nothing perfect!

Pros: The staff Could not have been nicer Great trip! Cons: Nothing perfect!

3.0

Drishti

3 September 2021- Visiting friends

Rensselaer to Boston

Pros: I liked that it was pretty easy to navigate the system and there were enough people around even though I had never used it. Cons: It kept being delayed which was quite annoying! Like it took over an hour to leave which was super inconvient. I am lucky i didn't ha...

Pros: I liked that it was pretty easy to navigate the system and there were enough people around even though I had never used it. Cons: It kept being delayed which was quite annoying! Like it took over an hour to leave which was super inconvient. I am lucky i didn't have an interview or anything scheduled because I would have missed it PLus there was no WIFI which was sooo annoying.

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5.0

Leigh

23 August 2021- Visiting friends

Boston to Rensselaer

Pros: Spacious leg room. Tips: Bring a sweater.

Pros: Spacious leg room. Tips: Bring a sweater.

1.0

Michael

12 August 2021- Visiting friends

Rensselaer to Boston

Pros: Very little. Cons: Fix the leaky roof over the car we were in.

Pros: Very little. Cons: Fix the leaky roof over the car we were in.

Most popular Amtrak Lake Shore Limited routes

The train from Chicago to Rochester is Amtrak Lake Shore Limited’s most popular route. Trips from Chicago to New York and Chicago to Syracuse are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Lake Shore Limited routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Chicago to Rochester211h 20m€53
Chicago to New York120h 19m€78
Chicago to Syracuse212h 47m€58
Waterloo to Chicago23h 17m€22
Springfield to Boston22h 24m€8
Toledo to Chicago24h 35m€30
Rensselaer to Boston24h 51m€11
New York to Rochester17h 27m€46
Boston to Pittsfield23h 45m€8

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Lake Shore Limited tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Lake Shore Limited trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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. Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited has 336 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, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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.

What are Amtrak Lake Shore Limited’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Lake Shore Limited’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Lake Shore Limited ticket?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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 Amtrak Lake Shore Limited 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.

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