Complete Guide to Plan Your Amtrak Train Trip

So you’re going to take an Amtrak train trip!  Good for you.  Because I don’t fly, Amtrak has become my best friend.  I’ve put together this complete guide to plan your Amtrak train travel.  I want to share with you my Amtrak travel experiences and advice so you can plan your Amtrak train trip, all across America.

Travel on Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited Superliner between New York City and Chicago.
Travel on Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited Superliner between New York City and Chicago.

How to Plan Your Amtrak Train Trip

 

I’ve created this Amtrak guide table of contents below to help you quickly find what you might need to plan your Amtrak train trip.

Before You Go

While a train trip could be as simple as buying a ticket and boarding the train, being prepared has its perks.  Whether you’re going cross-country for fun or taking Amtrak to a cruise port, these tips will help you plan your Amtrak trip.

Packing Tips for an Amtrak Overnight Trip

29 Best Tips for Overnight Amtrak Train Trip

Guide to Amtrak Sleeping Accommodations

Pre-purchase Parking at an Amtrak Station

Don’t Fly! Take Amtrak Trains to Your Cruise Port

How to Get to Los Angeles Union Station from San Pedro Cruise Port

Information How to Travel with Your Pet on Amtrak

Onboard the Train

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, you know how annoying it can be if you have obnoxious neighbors.  Sometimes people don’t even realize they’re bothering someone.  The same courtesies apply to train travel.  Plus, information about what you can expect when you’re onboard the train.  All to help you better plan your Amtrak trip.

Amtrak Etiquette and Advice for Coach Passengers

Amtrak Etiquette and Advice for Sleeping Car Passengers

Wifi Aboard Amtrak

AMTRAK Train Trip Reviews

Want to know what it’s like to travel on the train from Los Angeles to New York?  I’ve traveled many times on nearly every train route on the Amtrak system.  And I love taking photos of the scenery and train stations to share with you.

Across America Aboard Amtrak Southwest Chief

Silver Star Without the Dining Car

Amtrak Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle

Aboard the Capitol Limited Superliner from Washington D.C. to Chicago

Riding the Rails from Florida to New York

From Florida to Boston for a Holland America Cruise

Please check back to this list of articles to plan your Amtrak train travel. I’m always adding more helpful advice and tips.

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