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Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

Take the Train to these Top July 4 Destinations

According to Foursquare, the location-based mobile site, people really love visiting historic sites on July 4. And luckily Amtrak can take you to these top 10 July 4 destinations! So leave the driving to us and we'll leave all the check-ins to you! Still need convincing to hit the rails this 4th? We're even running special late trains to get you home in ...

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Style Tips for the Fashion-Forward Traveler

Style Tips for the Fashion-Forward Traveler

We are all about sitting back and enjoying the ride… but, if you’re wondering what to wear, take these style tips from Windsor Hanger, co-founder of the hip college blog HerCampus: “Comfort is key [but] keep it chic - you never know who you’re going to meet!” and get decked out in her favorite train-worthy attires: Cute variation on the sweatshirt from ...

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Skip The Traffic, Take The Train!

Skip The Traffic, Take The Train!

AAA Travel projects that more than 36 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day and eight in ten travelers will drive to their destinations. That means lots and lots of cars on the road, which sounds like the perfect reason to skip the traffic and take the train. If that doesn't have you convinced, here's five reasons you ...

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PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

Bring on the sun! And get pumped for awesome warm-weather trips with great Amtrak deals. Summer vacation is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning. We’ve laid out four perfect places to travel during this sizzle-season. Grand Canyon, Ariz. Grand in every way possible, this natural wonder is just an Amtrak trip away. From its huge size (it's more than a million ...

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5 Ways College Students Can Score Cheap Amtrak Tickets

5 Ways College Students Can Score Cheap Amtrak Tickets

Get pumped: School’s nearly done and summer’s almost here. It’s time to get away. Score cheap Amtrak tickets with these 5 tips to pay less for your trip. 1. Join Student Advantage Did you know that we offer 10 percent off most routes, if you book with a Student Advantage card? Seriously. When you book online at Amtrak.com, there’s a  ‘Passenger Discounts’ page where you ...

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14 Places to See Chuggington on May 10

14 Places to See Chuggington on May 10

The Chuggington Kids Depot could be making a stop at a train station near you on May 10! In celebration of National Train Day, communities across the country will host Chuggington Kids Depots with train-themed kids activities based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior. The area will feature a variety of educational and entertaining stations including arts and crafts, photo opportunities, train play ...

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Baseball Season Means Taking the Train to the Game

Baseball Season Means Taking the Train to the Game

It’s finally spring time which means warmer temps, longer days and baseball! With our 500 destinations, 162 games in the season  and 30 ball clubs across the country, it's safe to say we can take you out to the ball game (sorry, Cracker Jacks not included). Check out our list below to see a few stadiums we travel to. Warning if ...

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The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York

Our trains can take you straight to the center of New York City, but what you do when you get there is completely up to you! And with more than 9 million passengers coming and going from New York Penn Station each year, we get the feeling you're finding plenty to keep you busy in the Big Apple. To make ...

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Audible’s Top 10 Audiobooks for Train Travel

Audible’s Top 10 Audiobooks for Train Travel

Delving into a good book or magazine is a must when you take Amtrak. But if you want  to enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time, audiobooks are perfect for train travel! We turned to the editors of Audible for their top 10 audiobooks for your long-distance adventure. They came up with a list that’s bound to keep you ...

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What to Bring on an Overnight Train Ride

You’re the proud owner of an Amtrak long-distance train ticket, and adventure awaits! But before you leave home, here’s what you need to pack for an overnight train ride. Most importantly, bring a photo ID, the rest is all extra! Wear comfortable clothes We're not talking full-on pajamas, but breathable, stretchy clothing will make your ride more enjoyable. If you ...

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5 Best Things to Do in Austin

5 Best Things to Do in Austin

Whether you’re in the Texas capital for the tech and music festival SXSW or for vacation, there’s always plenty of things to do in Austin. Known as the live music capital of the world, Austin is also a foodie’s haven and a high-tech hub. Best of all? We can get you there on our Texas Eagle train! With so many options of ...

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How to Cancel a Train Reservation during Severe Weather

How to Cancel a Train Reservation during Severe Weather

Thanks to Mother Nature our service is experiencing some disruptions. If your train has been affected, here’s what you need to know! First, we apologize for the inconvenience. We know you have important places to be and people to see, and we’re sorry that our service isn’t running as planned. If you have paid but choose not to travel due ...

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Free Amtrak Wi-Fi Added to Midwest Trains

Free Amtrak Wi-Fi Added to Midwest Trains

We know you love to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey when you ride our trains. So beginning today, we’re offering free Wi-Fi service on eight Midwest corridor trains, with the help of Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan and Illinois Departments of Transportation. You can check if your favorite train or nearest station has WiFi here. “We continually look for ways to improve the ...

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Amtrak Apps at Your Service

Amtrak Apps at Your Service

We know our customers love our Amtrak apps, more than 3.5 million downloads worth, that's why we are always looking for ways to improve them. The iPhone® and Android(TM) apps are now updated to improve the customer experience and with the recent release of the Amtrak Windows Phone® app we now have Amtrak apps available on all three mobile platforms. “We ...

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Amtrak Riders’ Best Travel Tips

Amtrak Riders’ Best Travel Tips

We turned to  seasoned Amtrak riders for their best travel tips--and they delivered some helpful advice! From offering the best route for a first-time rider to what to do once  you're on the train, this list will come in handy any time you ride the train to one of our more than 500 destinations. 7.  "It's a lot cheaper than air travel. ...

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