Amtrak Expands Bike Service to More Cross Country Routes

Amtrak Expands Bike Service to More Cross Country Routes

At Amtrak, we’re always looking for ways to improve your experience with us. In other words, you talk, we listen. That’s why after testing several successful bike pilot programs across the country, we are excited to announce that we’re now expanding bike service on these major cross country routes and Northeast Regional trains Sept. 19: Cardinal, Sunset Limited, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, City of New Orleans, Lake Shore Limited and Texas Eagle and  Northeast Regional trains 65, 66 and 67.

CLICK HERE for a full list of our expanded carry-on bicycle service and train-side checked bicycle service!

Also, stay tuned for train side checked bicycle service on the Coast Starlight on Sept. 26!

As a reminder, there are three types of bike service that Amtrak provides:

  1. Trainside 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.
  2. Carry-On Bicycle Service: Standard full-size bicycles may be carried on and stored on board in bicycle racks on these select certain trains.
  3. 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.

By working with passionate leaders in  the biking community and riders like you, we look forward to taking our customers to even more beautiful biking trails and races.

For more information on pricing and route availability, check out our bike information page for the latest updates. See you on the rails (and trails!)