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About Amtrak

Amtrak is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak tickets by searching Overall, Amtrak serves 22,064 routes, connecting 771 cities in 2 countries. To cover all these routes Amtrak runs an average of 10,997 trips per day and 153,959 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $2.85 to $813.65 based on a variety of factors.


Amtrak train Coverage

Daily Trips10,997

Amtrak train amenities

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

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak

Overall review score for Amtrak
Based on 938 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak
March 21, 2020Visiting family
Was very clean and comfortable inspire of coronavirus scare..I love taking train. Hate flying and driving
March 27, 2020Solo travel
Hasta ahorita todo exelente
Que viajen en amtrak muy buena compañía
February 28, 2020Visiting family
Able to get home.
Bus arrived so late that I missed the connecting train.
Leave at least 1.5 hours between bus arrival and train departure.
March 10, 2020Visiting family
Staff was very helpful and I meet a very pleasant passenger to talk and ride with.
March 9, 2020Solo travel

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Amtrak offer train services?

As the most popular train company in the United States, Amtrak has trains running across every major region in the United States, from coast to coast. In fact, you can travel around the entire country by Amtrak train. Amtrak has an especially strong presence on both the West Coast and the East Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle and Miami to New York. It also connects the Midwest to on both coasts, with a major train station in Chicago.

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak?

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

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

No, currently Amtrak 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 train?

Yes, Amtrak 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?

Yes, you can board Amtrak 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 trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak 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 trips?

Amtrak 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 ticket?

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

Amtrak 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 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 Amtrak tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 10,997 Amtrak trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak tickets start at just $2.85. 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!

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