USA Amtrak

Amtrak is the main passenger rail network provider in theRedBookNow on US across 500 US towns/cities and 3 Canadian provinces.

Four types of trains, regional, long distance/tourist and express.

Acela Express in the Northeast region is the only express train in America.

Auto Train can transport motor vehicles along the south east coast.

Tickets are to be sent to address or collected at departure station for non US citizens. Tickets can be booked up to 11 months in advance.

Book advance for cheaper fares.

Bikes can be taken onboard either as hand luggage or as baggage (subject to charge).

Trains offer both business and coach class seating. All seats and sleeping accommodation can be reserved online for free.

Long Distance trains along the east coast have a ‘Viewliner’ style of Sleeping Cars, Reclining Seats and Dining Area. West Coast have a ‘Superliner style’ that has all the Viewliner norms but with an additional Lounge for sightseeing also

Meals come free for business and sleeper class

For shorter train distances, seat reservation is not required.

Individuals pay for the room and not just for the berth (bed) and your travel buddy can share the room with you and is also entitled to meals. Generally types: Roomettes, Bedrooms, Bedroom Suite, Family Bedrooms and wheelchair accessible Bedrooms

Station lounges ClubAcela, Metropolitan Lounge and First Class Lounge for sleeper and 1st class

Discounts & Special Offers

Children between 2-15 years receive 50% discount (one kid per adult). Children under the age of 2 go free (2 kids per adult).

Seniors travellers (62+) receive 15 % discount. Seniors receive 50% discount on the Downeaster Route.

American Automobile Association (AAA) members, Military Personal, NARP Membership, Students (with ISIC) and Veteran receive between 10-15% subject to having a valid card

Special Discounts and Offers cannot be combined together. Amtrak’s have weekly special offers between Tuesdays – Fridays.

Discount on a high school student ticket with every purchase of a regular adult rail fare ticket.

Watch out for the expiry dates

Tickets: Monthly Ticket, Ten-Ride Ticket, Six-Ride College Pass, Two-Ride Flex Pass and Standard