Amtrak Expands Bike Service
Amtrak is always looking for ways to make our customers’ experiences on board even better.
We continue to add bike transportation options to our routes, and want to update you on the ways you can use Amtrak to take you to the many beautiful biking trails America has to offer, or to the next big race.
Recently, we’ve partnered with organizations within the biking community to accommodate bikes on some of our routes. This task force has advised us on the needs of the biking community, as well as how important easy and accessible bike service is to intercity and cross country transportation. Curious about the places that Amtrak can take you and your bike to? We break down the basics of bike storage and transportation on Amtrak:
There are three types of bike service that Amtrak provides:
- Walk-Up or Checked Bicycle Service: Standard full-size bicycles may be transported in bicycle racks located in the baggage car. Passengers are not allowed in baggage cars, so Amtrak personnel will store and secure your bike in the bike racks. This service is only available at select stations. Advance reservations are required.
- Walk-On Bicycle Service: Standard full-size bicycles may be carried on and stored on board in bicycle racks on these select certain trains.
- Boxed Bicycles in Checked Baggage: Bicycles may be checked on Amtrak between all cities where checked baggage is offered. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage. Find your station(s) to see if this service is available.
For more information on pricing and route availability, check out our bike information page for the latest updates.