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About Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Cardinal tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Cardinal serves 328 routes, connecting 31 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Cardinal runs an average of 63 trips per day and 880 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $9.00 to $271.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Cardinal train Coverage

Daily Trips63
stations31
cities31
countries1

Amtrak Cardinal train amenities

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

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Cardinal

Overall review score for Amtrak Cardinal
4.3
Based on 35 reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Indianapolis to Chicago with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.3
Value
4.8
Condition
4.3
Kimberly
5.0
January 18, 2020Couples trip
Pros
The train was very spacious!
Cons
I can't think of anything.
Geoffrey
4.0
November 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was comfortable and without any drama
Cons
The quality of the wi-fi connection
Tips
Book in time
Kristina
3.0
July 15, 2019Business
Pros
Ease of boarding and not having to drive
Cons
Delay was extraordinary and I had padded my schedule with extra time but was still late to my meeting over 2 hours late is not good
Tips
Don’t count on being on time -
Mary Grace
4.0
July 6, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Pleasant passengers and nice views from the train.
Cons
Hose to board in Crawfordsville - a more distant station than Indianapolis, but cleaner and safer. Condition of Indianapolis station is inexcusable, and likely discourages train travel and shifts passengers to buses. Sadly, train service to Chicago from Indianapolis is ...More

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Charlottesville to Manassas with Amtrak Cardinal 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
2.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
1.0
Condition
2.5
Morenike
1.0
November 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It did not occur - nothing!
Cons
Proper and timely notification that my train would be delayed by seven (7) hours. Completely unacceptable that I was not notified until I arrived although it had been known at least 30 minutes prior to my arrival (an hour before the train was supposed to have arrived.
Tips
Have back up options if the train does not come.
Joel
1.0
July 19, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Got there 10 hours late (4:10am) for what should've been a 3 hour ride total. Horrendous.
Tips
Avoid Amtrak

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Dyer to Indianapolis with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Rachel
5.0
January 3, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I love how convenient it was and that we could carry on as much luggage as we needed.
Cons
I would like to see Amtrak go closer to Gary, IN Also it would be awesome if there were other options to charge my phone
Tips
Make sure u have a blanket of some sort, it can get chilly
Rachel
5.0
July 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I love that at the last minute I was able to book an inexpensive trip home
Cons
Advertise
Tips
U r gonna love it

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Jennifer
3.0
October 2, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
plug available at seat for charging phone
Cons
figure out how to minimize/solve delay more quickly. train left 1 hour late and the only announcement stated we were “waiting for paperwork” one of the staff on the train said the engineer stepped off and now no one could find him. seems like there should be a more defi...More
Tips
be flexible with your timing
Sarah
4.0
August 21, 2019Visiting family
Cons
WiFi

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Charlottesville to New York with Amtrak Cardinal 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
3.5
Anna
4.0
December 18, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very late for unknown reason
Chukwunomso
5.0
October 20, 2019Business
Pros
Satisfsctory

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Charleston with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Clifton Forge to Philadelphia with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Daniel
5.0
September 18, 2019
Pros
Train was 25 minutes late leaving Clifton Forge, however last year was much later. Arrival in phila gave me enough time to take SEPTA regional rail to my ultimate destination. Conductor courteous, cheerful host at café car. Good trip so far! Daniel Kelly.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Indianapolis with Amtrak Cardinal 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
3.0
Condition
5.0
Robert
4.0
December 28, 2019Couples trip
Pros
No highway driving!
Cons
The Union Station lady in Chicago was rude and nasty. She yelled at us to move through the door to another room and sit down. This was 10 minutes before the train was scheduled to depart. The lady who took our tickets before that was very nice.
Tips
Enjoy!

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Chicago to Lafayette with Amtrak Cardinal 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
5.0
Condition
5.0
Connie
5.0
November 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was on time. People nice. Good food.

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Cardinal?

Yes Amtrak Cardinal offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Amtrak Cardinal 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. Amtrak Cardinal 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 Amtrak Cardinal train? Are there USB plugs?

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

No, currently Amtrak Cardinal 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 Cardinal train?

Yes, Amtrak Cardinal 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 Cardinal?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Cardinal 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 Cardinal trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Cardinal 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 Cardinal trips?

Amtrak Cardinal 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 Cardinal ticket?

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

Amtrak Cardinal 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 Cardinal 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 Cardinal serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 31 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Cardinal schedules and routes.

Indianapolis to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$23.00
Charlottesville to Washington
Daily Trips1
Price$30.00
Lafayette to Chicago
Daily Trips1
Price$22.00
Charlottesville to Alexandria
Daily Trips1
Price$28.00
Charlottesville to New York
Daily Trips1
Price$82.00

Cheap Amtrak Cardinal tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 63 Amtrak Cardinal trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Cardinal tickets start at just $9.00. 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 New York
Travel dateTue Feb 25
Lowest price$90.00
Trenton to Manassas
Travel dateWed Mar 4
Lowest price$74.00
Indianapolis to New York
Travel dateWed Feb 26
Lowest price$88.00
Dyer to Chicago
Travel dateSat Feb 29
Lowest price$11.00
New York to Ashland
Travel dateSun Mar 15
Lowest price$84.00