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About Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak Thruway is a popular bus company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Thruway tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Thruway serves 655 routes, connecting 133 cities in 2 countries. To cover all these routes Amtrak Thruway runs an average of 561 trips per day and 7,852 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from $3.50 to $113.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Thruway bus Coverage

Daily Trips561
stations165
cities133
countries2

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Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Thruway

Overall review score for Amtrak Thruway
4.6
Based on 214 reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Allentown to Philadelphia with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 69 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.6
Value
4.3
Condition
4.8
Madison
5.0
January 26, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Very friendly driver and I enjoy using wonderu to Purchase my tickets, it’s a music easier process than some other sites
Varun Joseph
5.0
December 31, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was great that there were charging ports!
Cons
Maybe more information for booking online...
Tips
Walter
4.0
November 13, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Convenient and on time, esay connections with Amtrak
Susan
5.0
November 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
On time and comfortable. Would definitely use them again.
Nathan
5.0
September 21, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The comfort, speed and curtesy. First time using them I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Based on 13 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Philadelphia to Allentown with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 70 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
3.9
Condition
4.6
Patricia
5.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
There was a passenger having a loud conversation and the driver had to inform him twice. He was very professional and the passenger complied quietly.
Kiara
5.0
November 29, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was punctual
Cons
Be more kind
Walter
5.0
November 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Convenient connections with Amtrak.
Vanittah
1.0
October 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
nothing
Cons
it was more than 3 hours late and I decide to go home and get an uber
Tips
find another way to get there
Martha
5.0
October 22, 2019Visiting family
Pros
GOOD AND DEFINITELY TRAVEL AGAIN
Cons
Costelmel service bus terminal

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Vancouver to Seattle with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 29 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.7
John
5.0
September 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
Ease of travel.
Cons
Border crossing
Tips
Travel light
Paula
5.0
August 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Seat could be reclined, driver provided instructions when needed, bus made it to Seattle almost on time even though we spent 1 hour at the border.
Cons
The signage at the station was almost non-existent -maybe buses leave from different bays at different times but large signs could display generic directions. May be helpful to highlight the section on tickets that talks about I94 and paying the $6 at the border in cas...More
Tips
Have $6 US in cash for each person if you have to pay the visa entrance fee.
Edna S.
5.0
August 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The driver is friendly, helpful and he drive safely. I feel so comfortable during our trip.
Tips
They’re ok
Amelia
2.0
May 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was on time which was very helpful.
Cons
There was no wifi or outlets, no expected time for loading, and when I went to check in, my ticket didn't work-- apparently it had been "lifted" in Connecticut, very far away from my Pacific Northwest trip. I nearly didn't make it home thanks to this, and had to get a n...More
Tips
Don't do the Amtrak thruway.

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Bend to Eugene with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.3
Andrew
4.0
October 8, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Listening to music and having my own space.
Cons
The strange dude behind me was tweakin out and schizophrenic to the max. I couldn't tell if he was talking to me or if he was on the phone with 6 people. Also his amputated leg stunk really bad.
Larry
3.0
July 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Newer busses, departure and arrival on-time.
Cons
Connection in Ontario remote and had no amenities/ bathrooms or even shelter. Schedule and information sketchy at various sites/stations.
Tips
Check details with drivers as some places have no personnel.
Barbara
4.0
June 11, 2019Visiting family
Cons
We had no air conditioning the whole trip in 100 degree weather. Otherwise, everything was fine.

Based on 7 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.7
Value
3.4
Condition
4.7
Aideen
5.0
August 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
We were delighted to find this bus as we needed to get to Vancouver quickly and all greyhounds were full and few trains . The station was lovely and the bus trip fine as there was a lot of traffic .
Cons
USB charging ports would be good ! I don’t think there was wi fi .
Tips
A better choice than greyhound I think , more expensive but a lovely station and a very pleasant ride .
Ruth
5.0
August 5, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I was late and the bus was pulling out of the station when I arrived. I flagged down the driver and he was kind enough to stop and let me on. The driver was very friendly and kind.
Cons
I don’t usually use wifi but it’s always a good option to have. There was none in this bus.
Christina
5.0
July 22, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
No stress.
Tips
Will recommend taking the bus rather than driving to Seattle.
Luong
5.0
May 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
A good trip
Tips
Wanderu is a good choice
Teresa
4.0
May 24, 2019Vacation
Pros
scenery was beautiful
Cons
customs took way too long ...had to carry in all our luggage, and they never looked at it! wifi would have been nice, or even just charging outlets

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Salida to Denver with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.7
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Laurie
5.0
December 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was very friendly and helpful. He explained how to transfer to the Railway to get to the airport. I enjoyed the ride and would definitely take it again!!!
Joseph
5.0
November 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great savings of both time and money
Cons
No on board wifi but that was sure to be fixed
Jeffrey
5.0
September 28, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Not driving
Cons
WiFi?
Tony
5.0
July 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Simple, comfortable, efficient.
Jillian
5.0
June 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Beautiful drive. Didn't have to focus on the driving myself. Incredible beautiful day with hawks flying overhead and 4 moose on the right side of the road.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Denver to Gunnison with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.6
Ty
2.0
January 1, 2020Visiting family
Cons
Bigger bus, and quite disorganized at union station which was a surprise
Tips
Bigger bus, and quite disorganized at union station which was a surprise. No place to buy tickets had to buy online and when you bought online you couldn’t use your phone for a ticket but they did except it that day quite disorganized
Dawn
5.0
November 20, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I liked how the driver was careful and very competent on the treacherous roads. I felt very safe.
Cons
I can’t think of anything that could be improved I’m so thrilled there is a safe and comfortable bus to and from Gunnison and Denver.
Tips
Bring water and snacks with you on The bus.
Roberta
5.0
October 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great driver. Efficient and relaxing.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Get on at the Greyhound station to assure a seat.
Jana
4.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
There was a stop break.
Cons
Having USB work for phones. They did not work.
Tips
Have snacks with you, charge all phones before hand, dress comfotable.
Serena
5.0
September 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The bus was easy to find at the station. It was on time. Smooth and quiet ride with comfy seat and lots of leg room.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Portland to Cannon Beach with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
5.0
Tracy
5.0
October 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great way to get to Cannon beach,
Tips
If you early and waiting, go to the restaurant at union station.
Orquidia
5.0
October 19, 2019Business
Pros
I find quite comfortable and nice I would do it again! I don't have a car, and this was the BESt choice.
Cons
Nothing
Lynn
3.0
October 7, 2019
Cons
Driver arrived to Union Station 30 min early and left 15 min earlier than 9:30 departure time, so I imagine several people missed the bus. The ride was not very smooth (I took the same ride going east two weeks before and it was very nice), the heat vacillated from too...More
Tips
Get to bus stop early or driver may leave without you.
Donna
5.0
August 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
Awesome ocean trip
Brandy
5.0
June 11, 2019Vacation
Pros
The scenic route was beautiful. The driver was great. We arrived without incident. We could relax and enjoy the views while someone else drove!
Cons
I can’t think of a thing to make this ride better.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Victoria to Vancouver with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.8
Value
4.4
Condition
4.8
Judith
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Very convenient for my husband (slightly disabled) and myself - we live on the east coast, were visiting family in Vancouver, so have no car here and do not want to drive ourselves to visit our friends in Victoria. It was made easy for us to go on the bus/ferry/bus.
Cons
A bit more legroom as we carried everything for two nights in two smallish backpacks which had to go by our feet.
Chandni
5.0
September 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Breaks were given
Cons
Hault.. please give hault at Tim Morton or nearby..so we can grab coffee n food
Joshua
5.0
August 11, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Very fun trip with courteous staff.
Cons
N/A
Tips
N/A
Jose
5.0
August 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
Friendly driver and staff at the Bus Stations
Tips
Using Amtrak was the best thing for us to do during this trip to Victoria from Vancouver

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Portland to Eugene with Amtrak Thruway 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
4.5
Brian
5.0
November 7, 2019Business
Cons
I’m very happy with trip
Lauren
5.0
June 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The seats and the ease of travelling as well as saving lots of money.
Cons
Show the exact address of the stations on the ticket more clearly.

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Thruway?

No, Amtrak Thruway 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 bus ride.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Thruway bus? Are there USB plugs?

Amtrak Thruway doesn’t offer power outlets on their bus trips at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power pack for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

Does Amtrak Thruway offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Thruway 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 Thruway bus?

Yes, Amtrak Thruway requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. 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 Thruway?

No, currently you cannot use your phone to board a Amtrak Thruway bus as they require you to have a printed ticket on hand to board.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Thruway buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Thruway bus 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 Thruway trips?

Amtrak Thruway does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. Most carriers, though, do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Thruway ticket?

Amtrak Thruway requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. Are you in a pinch and need to print a ticket? Most copy shops will offer print services on a per-page cost. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most carriers on the platform.

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

Amtrak Thruway focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and they currently don’t offer any premium features onboard. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Amtrak Thruway serves travelers in United States of America, Canada with bus service to 133 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Thruway schedules and routes.

Vancouver to Seattle
Daily Trips4
Price$45.00
Philadelphia to Allentown
Daily Trips2
Price$20.00
Portland to Eugene
Daily Trips12
Price$22.00
Seattle to Richmond
Daily Trips4
Price$45.00
Portland to Salem
Daily Trips6
Price$13.00

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Travel dateMon Feb 24
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Travel dateFri Feb 28
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