How to Customize Your Amtrak Experience

How to Customize Your Amtrak Experience

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Taking a trip on Amtrak is about more than simply arriving at your destination. Depending on your route, you can design your Amtrak experience so every trip is a new adventure.

Coach or Business Class

Amtrak’s coach seats are some of the roomiest in the travel industry. Not only are our seats larger than those you would find on coach class on most airplanes, they also offer more legroom, plus seats come equipped with free Wi-Fi and power outlets to help keep you connected throughout your travels. The best part? On Amtrak there are no middle seats, ever.

Sometimes though you need more—more room, more amenities, more time—and that’s where Amtrak’s Business Class and Acela First Class come in. Amtrak’s Business Class amenities vary depending on route, but you can always count on more legroom, free drinks, flexible tickets, and access to free priority boarding. Customers in Acela First Class receive complimentary on-board food and beverage services, plus access to ClubAcela lounges in Boston South Station, New York Penn Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Washington, DC Union Station.

Seat or Sleeper

If you’re on a day trip, a seat—whether in coach, business, or first class—will provide you more than enough comfort for your journey. If you’re taking a longer or overnight trip, however, you may want to upgrade to a sleeper car. Depending on how much you want to spread out, you can choose between two kinds of sleeper cars on Amtrak trains: roomettes and bedrooms.

In Amtrak sleeper rooms there is ample storage to keep your carry-on bags, plus outlets for all of your gadgets. During the day, you have your own private room to work, play, watch a movie, or just enjoy the views. At night, the seats collapse into comfortable. All sleeper cars are complete with their own bed linens, pillows, temperature controls, lights, bed-side storage nooks and, of course, beautiful views. Roomettes can accommodate up to two passengers. Traveling with more people? Consider upgrading to one of our bedrooms—big enough for a family of four.

In addition to free meals served in the dining car or delivered to your room, sleeper class passengers are entitled to a range of hotel-like amenities, including fresh linen and towels, turndown service, and complimentary bottled water, tea, and coffee. Sleeper class passengers are also welcome to visit Amtrak’s Club Acela and Metropolitan lounges, found in major cities across the country. On select routes, there’s even more to love about sleeper class, including special events like wine and cheese tastings in our parlor cars.

San Diego or Seattle? New York or Chicago?

Now the only decision you’ve got left to make is where you’re heading next—will it be ocean-views or rolling hills outside your window? Book your trip at least two weeks in advance for the best deals, and don’t forget to check Amtrak Guest Rewards for the latest offers and travel exclusives.

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