Amtrak Acela Express - Fares Schedule & Tickets
The Acela Express, also known as Acela, is Amtrak's high speed train operating in the Northeast corridor between Boston and Washington DC stopping at 14 stops along the way, including Connecticut, New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
On Wanderu, you’ll find Amtrak Acela tickets to many destinations, including Boston, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Delaware, Baltimore and many more. It’s easy to browse through the Acela schedule for all of their popular routes and find the best price, date, and time for your next train trip.
Popular Acela Express - Amtrak train routes:
|New York to Washington D.C.||
as low as$165
|Stamford to Boston||
as low as$113
|New York to Boston||
as low as$117
|Boston to New York||
as low as$117
|Washington D.C. to New York||
as low as$165
|Boston to Stamford||
as low as$113
About Acela Express
Acela Express, is an inter-city, high-speed rail service available from Amtrak. Operating during peak morning and afternoon hours, Acela train offers hourly services with the most stops conveniently located in the downtown. The Acela Express can go as fast as 150 mph, while on highest speed stretches the Acela Express operates as fast 130mph. When booking your tickets with Wanderu, you can search across multiple Acela schedules to find the date and time that works best for you!
While other Amtrak trains offer carry-on and checked baggage services, there is no checked baggage option available on Acela. Overhead bins, luggage racks and space underneath the passenger’s seat are available in each car, which allows travelers to bring 2 personal item —, up to 25 lbs. and 14 x 11 x 7 inches each, and 2 carry-on items, up to 50 lbs. and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each, onboard.
Acela Amenities and seating options
You’ll have access to a wide variety of amenities when traveling by Acela. Every high-speed train consists of two power cars, a café car, a first class car, and four business class cars.
First Class car
Whether you’re booking Acela tickets for a short commute or traveling long distance, get premier First Class experience with 44 seats available, being three seats across (one on one side, two on the other side) and four seat tables. Passengers who are riding First Class enjoy the best amenities, including complimentary dining and beverage service and access to Club Acela lounges in Boston and New York. Each seat includes headrests, adjustable arm and footrests, as well as a complimentary newspaper. Each seat is also equipped with power outlets, WiFi, custom lighting and AC to make your journey even more relaxing and comfortable.
Business Class car
Relatively great for both short and long distance trips, business class offers 260 seats available on each trainset. These cars have four seats across, two on each side, and four-seat tables. Passengers will enjoy spacious and comfortable seats equipped with power outlets, WiFi, adjustable lighting, and large tray tables. Passengers who had no time to grab a meal while rushing to catch the Acela train will be pleasantly surprised by quality food and beverage services offered by Acela café.
Looking for some quiet time during the ride? Grab a seat in the quiet car, adjacent to the first class. There you’ll be asked to refrain from mobile phone conversations and loud talking, while enjoying all the same amenities that business class has to offer.
Open to All Acela Express Passengers, the café car offers a great solution to the travelers who didn’t have a time to grab a snack before boarding. No need to worry about the food any more when you're rushing to catch your train. The Café Acela menu will sure satisfy your hunger.
Amtrak has partnered with York Street Market, Sara Lee, DiGiorno, Dogfish Head and other quality food and beverage providers to expanded its Café Acela menu. It offers fresh sandwiches, salads, snacks and craft beer with most items priced under $8.
Passenger cars and the cafe car have one or two toilets each, with one being ADA compliant.
All Amtrak Acela trains offer free WiFi. Each seat in first and business class is equipped with WiFi AmtrakConnect.
Amtrak is a strong supporter of the American with Disabilities Act. All Acela trains have wheelchair access. If you’re looking to book accessible seating, make your reservation in advance to reserve the spot. When booking your tickets with Wanderu, you can search across multiple Acela schedules to find the date and time that works best for you!
Reservations guarantee seating but seats themselves are not assigned.
Cancellation and refunds
If your travel plans have changed, then Acela offers ticket cancellation and refund. If you have specific questions about refund eligibility call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245.
Still deciding whether to book your Acela tickets with Wanderu today? Do you know that according to the most recent U.S. Department of Energy data, Amtrak trains are 12 percent more efficient than domestic airline travel and 33 percent more efficient than auto travel on a per-passenger-mile basis. Go green and help to support Amtrak’s committed to make recycling an integral part of train travel.
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Popular cities served by Acela Express - Amtrak
The largest city in New Jersey, Newark is the hometown of the Panasonic Corporation of North America and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. While there, make sure to check out famous cultural and sports venues such as the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Bears & Eagles Riverfront Baseball Stadium.
Stamford, CT is home to four Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous divisions of large corporations. A great vacation destination, Stamford offers a wide variety of adventures. Tour the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and Cove Island Park, and discover the beauty of the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford.
The capital of New Jersey, Trenton, has a lot to offer history lovers. Choose among several museums and monuments, including the New Jersey State Museum, the Old Barracks Museum, the Trenton War Memorial and numerous galleries and parks.
Another city famous for its history, Baltimore is where you’ll learn about the origin of the national anthem and Francis Scott Key at Fort McHenry. Skip the history lesson and spend an afternoon outdoors to watch the Baltimore Orioles or stay indoors and visit the National Aquarium.
Connecticut’s seaside city, Mystic, has a lot of marine-themed attractions. From the Mystic Seaport to the Mystic Aquarium, there are lots of things to see and do! Have a dinner at one of the tasty seafood restaurants, buy a souvenir at a unique gift shop, and take a walk along the Olde Mistick Village to complete your tour of the city.
Philadelphia is home to rich historic sites like Franklin Square, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Franklin Institute Science Museum where Benjamin Franklin's life work is displayed. There is also contemporary and modern art at the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Rodin Museum.
The largest city in the state of Delaware, Wilmington was built on the first Swedish settlement in North America, the site of Fort Christina. Explore the natural beauty of the Delaware River Valley, visit Nemours Mansion and Gardens to learn about 18th century architecture, or tour the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.
The third largest city in New England and home to Brown University, Providence is well known around the country for its educational resources and dedicated arts community. Nicknamed the Creative Capital, Providence is home to several performing arts theatres and numerous festivals.
Home to Wanderu, the Boston Red Sox, and some of the most prestigious colleges and universities, Boston is the best city to visit in the Northeast. Take a walk along the Esplanade and soak in the beautiful views of the Charles River, or stroll down Newbury Street to find the perfect restaurant for a night out with friends!
A small town in Middlesex County, New Jersey, Iselin attracts local visitors thanks to its easy public transportation access. The city is well-known for its high quality Indian food, sweets, jewelry and music. You can also satisfy your grub cravings by choosing from a wide variety of restaurants, such as Rasoi II, Moghul or Mirchi Homestyle.
The second largest city in Connecticut, New Haven is home of Ivy League school Yale University. While in town, be sure to check out Yale and its Art Gallery, the Center for British Art, the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Knights of Columbus Museum.
New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has been described as the cultural capital of the world. Nicknamed The City That Never Sleeps, New York is well known for the fast-paced and high-energy lifestyles of its inhabitants.
The capital of the U.S., Washington D.C. welcomes its visitors with an amazing collection of memorials and monuments, eclectic neighborhoods, free museums and the most desired tourist spot – the White House. There are plenty of exciting things to see and do in this international, cosmopolitan city!
Westwood, MA is home to Colburn School, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The city is rich on historic sites like the Hale Reservation and is home to several walking trails, North Beach and Membership Beach.