How it works

#AmtrakGram: And the Winner Is…

#AmtrakGram: And the Winner Is…

We wanted to see your journey and you stepped up to the plate. We're sending a big Amtrak thank you  to everyone who entered our 2014 #AmtrakGram contest. We received more than 900 entries! Proving that our riders are really enjoying the journey. We saw awesome views, beautiful stations pics and quite frankly,  some interesting selfies. While the contest is over, ...

Read More
Book and Save with AAA

Book and Save with AAA

Did you know if you are a AAA member you're entitled to save 10% on most Amtrak fares 365 days a year? We know, great deal, but wait there's more. If you book your ticket before September 30th we will double your discount to 20%. It's a discount on top of a discount! As if that isn't enough to get ...

Read More
Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

Let’s End the ‘No-Vacation-Nation’ Together

According to a survey from the US Travel Association, 41 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused in 2014.  The survey also finds that we all understand that taking paid time off offers us the opportunity to do what we enjoy, relax and recharge and make us all around happier people, so why are we leaving vacation time on the table? At Amtrak we think it ...

Read More
100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

100 Years of Rail and the Future of Moynihan Station

The city that never sleeps is a busy place. In fact, with 9.5 million annual riders, busy is an understatement. Today, as we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the James Farley Post Office Building – a building with a strong connection to rail history, we want to take a moment to share our plans for bringing rail back to this ...

Read More
Head Back to School and Save with Amtrak

Head Back to School and Save with Amtrak

We know it's tough being a student. There's new roommates, paper deadlines and decorating your tiny dorm room to worry about. So we've decided to make things easy on you. Sign up for Student Advantage and you'll never have to worry about Amtrak prices. We offer 10 percent off most routes, if you book with a Student Advantage card. Seriously. That means tickets to school, ...

Read More
Amtrak 101: Baggage Policy

Amtrak 101: Baggage Policy

You booked your train ticket and you’re ready to embark on your next (or first, we see you Amtrak newbies) rail adventure. But this question keeps popping up in your head; Can I bring that on the train?  We know the can and can not list can get a little confusing. So we’ve pulled out some Amtrak baggage policy essentials. ...

Read More
Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

Team Amtrak: Working to Improve the NEC

As we’ve previously shared here on the blog, Team Amtrak is actively working to address the capacity and infrastructure issues along the Northeast Corridor (NEC).  If you’re one of the 40,000 daily NEC Amtrak riders, you may be familiar with two  projects in progress— the New Jersey High Speed Rail Improvement Program (NJ HSRIP) and the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel Replacement Project. Recently, Amtrak NEC leaders joined ...

Read More
#Amtrakgram: Enter to Win!

#Amtrakgram: Enter to Win!

From the onboard #selfies to your #nofilter needed landscape shots, we want your best Instagram photos and videos from our trains! With more than 500 destinations covering 21,300 miles throughout 46 states, we're giving you quite the canvas to work with! It's simple, just use our hashtag: #Amtrakgram There will be 1 Grand Prize winner and 3 Second Place winners.  For ...

Read More
Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

Making the Ride a Little Brighter with psychylustro

If you’ve traveled along our Northeast Corridor recently you may have thought to yourself, ‘What’s with all the neon?’ Well, we’re here to dispel the rumors. No it’s not a result of an epic game of  paintball. It’s psychylustro - a temporary art installation by contemporary artist, Katharina Grosse. Presented by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, this public ...

Read More
Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Read More
USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

We all know America is beautiful, but seeing it from sea level is truly breathtaking. With our Amtrak USA Rail Pass, we give adventurous souls the opportunity to create the epic rail journey of their dreams. But before you pack your bags, there are a few things you need to know. Here are five USA Rail Pass knowledge nuggets just ...

Read More
New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

First we gave you a sneak peek at our new long distance equipment and now it’s time to talk testing! Today, we're happy to announce that our new baggage cars begin the testing phase of their new equipment journey to the rails. During  field testing, the baggage cars will travel to Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and along the Northeast Corridor ...

Read More
Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

You can make life-long memories on a cross-country trip with Dad or take the train back home to see him this weekend. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Amtrak wants to wish all the train-loving Dads out there a Happy Father's Day! If you're staying home today, take a minute to learn more about one Dad's trip of a ...

Read More
Exhibit Train Goes to the Natural State

Exhibit Train Goes to the Natural State

Making its tenth stop of the year, our Exhibit Train is traveling all the way to Springdale, Ark this weekend (June 14-5 from 10 a.m. - 4  p.m.) for the National Railway Historical Society Convention! But don't think our Exhibit Train is just for rail experts. We have fun stuff for the rail novices too. Don't believe us, just check out the top 5 ...

Read More
The Auto Train is Even Cooler Than You Think

The Auto Train is Even Cooler Than You Think

Traveling non-stop between Washington D.C. and Orlando, the Auto Train is the only Amtrak service that gets passengers and their cars, motorcycles, small boats, jet skies – you name it! -- to where they want to be. But, news alert: the idea of the Auto Train didn’t actually originate with Amtrak. Here’s the story: In the 1960s, the U.S. Department of ...

Read More
TOP