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Seating Accommodations

Seating Options

On most Amtrak trains, you have three options for seating accommodations. The availability of these options varies depending on your route and the type of train equipment in use.  

Amtrak Reserved Coach Seat
Coach Class: Designed for You to Relax

Coach Class seats are available on all Amtrak trains except for Acela Express. Wide and comfortable seats are just one of the many features for you to enjoy your ride in the Coach Class.

Amtrak Business Class Seat Photo
Business Class: More than an Upgrade

Business Class is the minimum class of service on Acela Express. Every seat is reserved. On many short/medium-distance trains, Business Class offers complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and newspapers.

Amtrak First Class Seat Photo
First Class: Exclusively on Acela Express

Acela Express First Class offers spacious seating with at-seat service in a quiet, elegant atmosphere. Complimentary meals, beverages, hot towels and newspapers are included.

Easy Upgrade

You can upgrade your accommodations from Coach Class to First Class and Business Class seats on Amtrak.com, through our mobile applications, at a staffed station or over the phone at 1-800-USA-RAIL. 

On trains with sleeping accommodations , you may be able to upgrade to a roomette or bedroom, availability permitting.

The Conductor can help you with a seat or sleeper upgrade on board your train if unsold space is available.  

Accessible Seating

Accessible seating is provided in Coach Class, Business Class and Acela Express First Class for passengers who use wheelchairs or have mobility impairments.

Accessible Seats: Often referred to as Transfer Seats, accessible seats offer extra room making it easier for a passenger to transfer from a wheelchair into the seat, a passenger who uses a walker, a passenger with a leg in a cast that doesn’t bend and thereby requires additional legroom or a passenger with a large service animal, etc. There is room nearby to store a passenger's folded wheelchair.

Wheelchair Space: There is no seat in the wheelchair space area, but passengers may park, and remain in, an occupied wheelchair here. There is no wheelchair lockdown device.

View more information about accessible seating in Making Reservations for Accessible Space

Seating Accommodation Policies

Amtrak will monitor seating of passengers to ensure compliance with the following policies:

  • Each passenger paying a fare is entitled to a seat, to the extent coach seats are available.
  • Passengers are entitled to one seat per fare, to ensure other paying passengers are not excluded.
  • Unless specific seats are assigned, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. On unreserved trains, there are no guaranteed seats.
  • Seating assignments are made without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or gender.
  • Amtrak reserves the right, whenever operating conditions require, to transfer passengers from one car or train to another en route.