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About Amtrak California Zephyr

Amtrak California Zephyr is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak California Zephyr tickets by searching Overall, Amtrak California Zephyr serves 375 routes, connecting 35 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak California Zephyr runs an average of 121 trips per day and 1,688 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $7.50 to $339.00 based on a variety of factors.


Amtrak California Zephyr train Coverage

Daily Trips121

Amtrak California Zephyr train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak California Zephyr

Overall review score for Amtrak California Zephyr
Based on 130 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak California Zephyr
Sione Veafolau
March 20, 2020Solo travel
The food, comfortable seat
Long walk at my departure point(SLC) No WiFi
March 15, 2020Solo travel
great trip...pleasant ride
on time arrival, or near on time arrival would be appreciated
March 2, 2020Visiting friends
Everything. The people, the lovely vistas, the dining car!
February 20, 2020Solo travel
comfort and love the scenery
all OK
February 21, 2020Couples trip
email and text to let folks know that you are late

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak California Zephyr?

No, Amtrak California Zephyr does not offer WiFi at this time. 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 train ride.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak California Zephyr train? Are there USB plugs?

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

No, currently Amtrak California Zephyr 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 Amtrak California Zephyr train?

Yes, Amtrak California Zephyr 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 Amtrak California Zephyr?

Yes, you can board Amtrak California Zephyr 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 Amtrak California Zephyr trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak California Zephyr 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 Amtrak California Zephyr trips?

Amtrak California Zephyr 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.

Do you have to print your Amtrak California Zephyr ticket?

Amtrak California Zephyr 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 Amtrak California Zephyr offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak California Zephyr goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings 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 California Zephyr 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.

Amtrak California Zephyr offers travelers train service to 35 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak California Zephyr schedules and routes:

Truckee to Reno
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Omaha to Chicago
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Chicago to Denver
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Sacramento to Reno
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Salt Lake City to Reno
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Cheap Amtrak California Zephyr tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 121 Amtrak California Zephyr trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak California Zephyr tickets start at just $7.50. 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!

Chicago to Emeryville
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Lowest price$141.00
Chicago to Richmond
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Lowest price$141.00
Provo to Salt Lake City
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Lowest price$9.00
Omaha to Salt Lake City
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Lowest price$107.00
Burlington to Salt Lake City
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Lowest price$115.00